Fiberguide Industries Recognized by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Fiberguide Industries, Inc. ("Fiberguide") has been formally recognized by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, for their participation and contributions in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) program with the presentation of a plaque at the Fiberguide Idaho facility.

Fiberguide Industries, Inc. ("Fiberguide") has been formally recognized by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, for their participation and contributions in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) program with the presentation of a plaque at the Fiberguide Idaho facility.

The National Ignition Facility, or NIF, is a laser-based inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research device under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in Livermore, California, United States. NIF uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. NIF is the largest and most energetic ICF device built to date, and the first that is expected to reach the long-sought goal of "ignition", when the fusion reactions become self-sustaining.

Construction started in 1997 with 96 of the lasers (out of a planned 192) completed and commissioned by August 2007, with a further 48 (for a total of 144) nearing completion. As of 2007, construction of the NIF is estimated to be completed in 2009 with the first fusion ignition tests planned for 2010 with a price of over $4 billion.

Fiberguide has been supporting the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) worldwide in taking their concepts and ideas to market since 1977 with a comprehensive line of standard and custom high optical transmission multimode, single mode and graded index optical fibers from the UV (180nm) to IR (2.7 microns), and temperature ranges from -269ºC to +700ºC (through the application of various buffer materials). Our staff of engineers, technical sales professionals and experienced production team unites in developing product specific to individual applications. We design and engineer assemblies using not only our own pure silica core/silica clad, silica core/plastic clad fibers, but borosilicate glass fiber, ESKA™ plastic optical fiber, fluoride fiber, chalcogenide fiber, erbium-doped fiber and polarization maintaining fiber as well, exhibiting numerical apertures (N.A.'s) from 0.12 (full acceptance angle 14o) to 0.66 (full acceptance angle 82o), with the widest range of custom and standard endfittings/connectors and outer jackets to tailor a product to technical and economic requisites.

Fiberguide is also active in the design and manufacture of ultra precision high density 2D arrays (patents issued), V-Groove arrays designed for optical switches, WDM/DWDM and arrayed active devices; cables for SERCOS digital interface and VersaLink industrial automation; and reflection/ backscattering probes for measuring specular or diffuse reflection from a surface. Fiberguide is FDA registered as a Contract Manufacturer and Custom Device Manufacturer.

Fiberguide Industries, Inc. is a privately held company with a corporate and optical fiber manufacturing facilities located in Stirling, New Jersey, and a manufacturing/assembly facility in Caldwell, Idaho. For additional information please contact Fiberguide Corporate direct on 908-647-6601 or at info(at)fiberguide.com. Please visit us at http://www.fiberguide.com.

Contact:
Konrad A. Lisi
Director, Marketing and Sales
Telephone: 908-647-6601 Ext. 33 • Facsimile: 908-647-8464 ▪ E-mail: klisi(at)fiberguide.com

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