• Complete optical solutions
  • Multiple optical ways single contact (e.g. MT ferrule) or lensed contact
  • Dedicated clean room lab
  • Systematic optical face testing with interferometer
  • Stringent risk analysis
  • Qualification procedure according to standards (EN, IEC, ISO)

Our solution

Capability description

Esterline Connection Technologies - SOURIAU is a recognized worldwide market leader in the design and manufacture of optical connectors for harsh environments. We are committed to implement the most innovative optical technology at a high reliability level like multiple optical ways single contact (e.g. MT ferrule) or lensed contact, which is less sensitive to contamination.

Esterline Connection Technologies - SOURIAU provides complete optical solutions, comprising the design of complete optical links, the manufacturing of connectors, contacts and even full harnesses. Special efforts are put in production which mean: dedicated clean room lab, systematic optical face testing with interferometer, stringent risk analysis and qualification procedure according to standards (EN, IEC, ISO). Prestigious customers in industrial or aerospace markets are relying on us to introduce optical technology in critical applications for decades.

The cross-application optical team supports your specific needs from pre-project to full industrial release with adapted solutions: technical and economical analysis with the customer, design and development of optical solution, deployment support (work instruction, field training, installation procedure) and a strong after sale support.

Fiber optic applied to harsh environments

Compact connectors

Compactness

Mass saving: Electrical copper quadrax = 40 g/m, Optical fiber with 1.8 mm jacket  = 4 g/m.

Small dimensions: fiber optic are only 250 µm diameter.

Safety connectors

Safety

Immunity to electromagnetic interferences: The fiber is a passive support and is insensitive to electromagnetic effects (cross-talk, spying).

Immunity to electrical sparks: The optical fiber is not conductive and is insensitive to electrical sparks.

High performant connectors

Performance

Huge bandwidth: Nearly unlimited

Very low attenuation: Few dB / km only. Repeater-less transmission over long distances is possible.

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