FO300

MULTICHANNEL FIBER OPTIC ROTARY JOINT (FORJ)

 

The FO300 is a prism based multichannel fiber-optic rotary joint (FORJ). It is a passive and bidirectional device which can be used as a standalone device or easily integrated into a rotary assembly, enabling transfer of high data rate optical signals across a rotating interface.

The FO300 has three versions optimized to fit customer requirements in cost effective and compact package sizes:

  • Version A to support up to 17 channels
  • Version B to 31 channels
  • Version C to 52 channels

Features & Benefits

  • Compact package sizes optimized to reduce size and weight
  • Stainless steel construction and ruggedized field-proven design
  • Multimode and singlemode channels can be combined in one unit
  • Long-life high channel-count device

Options

  • Fluid-filled 10,000 PSI pressure compensated versions for subsea use
  • Integrated with fluid rotary unions, electrical slip rings, and/or IP-rated housings
  • Fiber pigtails ordered to custom specifications including connectors or integrated junction boxes
  • Standard and military grade connector options
  • High performance insertion loss, rotational variation and return loss
  • Extended temperature range and environmental qualification
  • Various mounting and drive-coupling options

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FO300 Specifications
Fiber Type 9 / 125 Singlemode 50 / 125 or 62.5 / 125 Multimode
Wavelength 1310 nm, 1550 nm, single CWDM 1310 nm, 1550 nm, all CWDM 850 nm / 1300 nm
Version "A" (Up to 17 Channels)
Maximum Insertion Loss Over Full Rotation ≤ 4.0 dB ≤ 4.0 dB
Insertion Loss Variation ≤ 1.5 dB ≤ 2.5 dB ≤ 1.5 dB
Version "B" (Up to 31 Channels)
Maximum Insertion Loss Over Full Rotation ≤ 4.0 dB ≤ 4.5 dB
≤ 5.0 dB
Insertion Loss Variation ≤ 1.5 dB ≤ 2.5 dB ≤ 1.5 dB
Version "C" (Up to 52 Channels)
Maximum Insertion Loss Over Full Rotation ≤ 5.0 dB
NA
Insertion Loss Variation ≤ 2.0 dB ≤ 3.0 dB NA
All Versions
Crosstalk > 50 dB
Maximum Power +23 dBm
Return Loss ≥ 18 dB standard, consult factory for extended
Rotational Speed 100 rpm standard, consult factory for extended
Service Life > 100 Million revolutions
Fiber Jacket and Bend Radius 900 μm (20 mm bend radius) or 2 mm (25 mm bend radius) standard
Pigtail Length Up to 3 meters standard. Consult factory for longer lengths
Operating Temperature
-40° C to +60° C standard, consult factory for extended
Shock
40 g / 11 ms sawtooth per MIL-STD-810G method 516.6
Vibration Per MIL-STD-167-1A , and 7.7 grms, 20 to 2000 Hz per MIL-STD-810G method 5146 E-1
IP Rating Up to IP65 and subsea versions available

Contact Us

Technical Support

Telephone:  +1-902-468-2263

Typical Applications

  • Turrets and rotating pedestals
  • Ground, air and naval radar
  • High-bandwidth cable reels
  • Floating Production System (FPS) turrets
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and other marine equipment winches