Why choose glass over polymers /epoxy
In the dynamic landscape of optical fiber technologies, the choice of material plays a pivotal role in determining performance, reliability, and longevity. Glass seal around optical fiber emerges as the superior choice, outclassing epoxy/polymers in several critical aspects.
1. No optical penalty:
The G2M seal has been engineered with precision, ensuring that it not only meets but exceeds optical standards. Rigorous testing and innovative design have led to a seal that yields no optical penalty.
2. Mechanical Strength:
The mechanical strength of glass seal is significantly superior to polymers/epoxy. This robustness is particularly crucial in installations where the optical fiber may be subjected to physical stresses or environmental challenges.
3. Thermal Stability and Resistance:
Glass seal excels in maintaining stability across a broad range of temperatures. In contrast, polymers are susceptible to heat-induced deformation, and epoxy may experience thermal degradation. Glass ensures that the optical fiber infrastructure remains reliable and operational, even in environments with fluctuating temperatures.
4. Resistance to Environmental Factors:
Glass seals are highly resistant to environmental factors such as moisture and chemicals. This resistance contributes to the longevity of the optical fiber network, ensuring consistent performance in diverse conditions. In comparison, polymers may degrade over time when exposed to certain environmental elements.
5. Long-Term Reliability:
The stability and durability of glass make it a reliable long-term investment. Epoxy/polymers may exhibit aging-related issues, leading to a degradation of optical performance. Glass, on the other hand, maintains its structural integrity and optical properties over an extended lifespan.
6. Future-Proof Technology:
Choosing glass seal aligns with a future-proof approach. As technology advances and data transmission requirements evolve, glass can ensure scalability and adaptability to future needs.