Fusion 4500 (currently in development) 

Automatic Polarization-Maintaining (PM) Fusion Splicer

fusion 4000 automatic polarization maintaining fusion splicer

Fusion 4500 automatic PM fusion splicer

Aurora Optics has revolutionized the field of polarization-maintaining fiber splicing with a new way of identifying the fibers' fast and slow axes. Any standard pm fibers can be measured and rotationally aligned, even elliptical core, without end launch or detection: Panda, PureMode, TruePhase, HiBi ("Bowtie"), Tiger, and E-core. In addition, the Fusion 4500 can combine both fiber technologies for x-y-z alignment, Profile Alignment System (PAS) and Local Injection/Detection (LID) for the ultimate in splicing versatility. Aurora's nanoscale piezo positioners allow core-to-core alignments on all standard fibers, not just SMF but also Er-doped, pm, NZ-DS, LEAF, and even multi-mode. And all can be controlled by an external computer when desired, for factory efficiency, datalogging, or more.

Fusion 4500 Specifications

Parameter Value
Polarization-maintaining Fibers
Fiber Types Panda (PureMode, TruePhase, etc.), elliptical clad (Tiger), HiBi (Bowtie), elliptical core 
Extinction Ratio 40 dB or better average on Panda; 38 dB or better on Tiger
Ratio Estimation
+/- 3 dB average
Cycle Time 150 seconds or less on standard pm fiber
Angular Resolution 0.06 degree
Insertion Loss 0.06 dB or less, Panda
Splice Loss Est. Accuracy +/- 0.03 dB average, PAS mode
Single Mode Fibers
Fiber Types        SMF, depressed clad, DSF, NZ-DS, DCF, LEAF, bend-resistant, high-strength, etc.
Insertion Loss                0.03 dB average or better on most types. 0.026 dB average on SMF
Loss Estimation SMF: +/- 0.025 dB average in PAS mode, +/- 0.016 dB average in LID mode
Cycle Time ~ 60 seconds typical
Erbium-doped Fibers to SMF
Insertion Loss         0.15 dB or less, average
Loss Estimation +/- 0.043 dB average
Cycle Time 20 seconds or less, typical
Fibers Spliced
62.5/125 um graded index, 50/125 and 100/140 um step index, others
Size 10.5 x 7.75 x 5 inches (267 x 197 x 127 mm)
Weight 14 pounds (6.35 kg)
Power AC input, auto-ranging, 110 – 220V, 50/60 Hz, 81 W average. Also operates from 12 VDC
Monitor Size 5.7 inch diagonal
Operator Input soft touch keypad or pc
PC Interconnection           USB
Data Display menus for splicing control, mode options, profiles selection, data files, downloads, machine settings, and control
Splice Data Memory 3000 files capacity

Fusion 4500 Features

  • 0.06 degree angular resolution
  • Aligns all standard pm fibers, even elliptical core
  • Removable fiber holders
  • Large backlit LCD monitor
  • Full real-time pc control available
  • LID alignment technology available (optional) for the ultimate in precision power-peaked core alignment
  • Rugged enough to be portable
  • Built-in heat shrink oven optional

Fusion 4500 Benefits

  • Typical extinction ratios in excess of 40 dB
  • Extinction ratio estimates
  • Analysis graph readouts
  • Typical SMF insertion loss less than 0.03 dB
  • LID system allows active core-to-core power alignment, even on pm fibers
  • PAS alignment and splicing of all standard fibers, including SMF, pm, MMF, DCF, NZ-DS, Er-doped, and mismatches
  • Most accurate loss estimates in LID mode
  • Usable on 12 VDC
  • Made in America

Common Options

  • Specify fiber holders for 250 micron, 400 micron, or 900 micron fiber coatings
  • Built-in heater
  • LID injector and detector
  • Automatic precision fiber cleaver
  • Automatic fiber thermal stripper
  • Ultrasonic fiber cleaner
  • Fiber cleaning solvent

Standard Accessories

  • Spare Electrodes
  • Left And Right Fiber Holders
  • Transparent Cover
  • Power Supply
  • 4.5-AH Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Module Remoting Cable
  • Fiber Stripper
  • Fiber Cleaning And Protection Supplies
  • Maintenance Tool Kit
  • AC Power Cord
  • User Manual
  • Carrying Case