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our most popular fibers
GigaPOF-62LD ›
GigaPOF-120LD ›

tight-bending fibers
GigaPOF-50SR ›
GigaPOF-62SR ›
GigaPOF-120SR ›

medical fibers
MedPOF ›

custom fibers ›


premises cables (simplex/duplex) ›
custom cables ›
(flat cables for AOC,
distribution cables, hybrid cables,
ribbon cables, other specialty cables)


field-installable connectors
LC crimp-on connectors (glueless) ›
SC crimp-on connectors (glueless) ›

standard connectors
LC, SC, FC, ST (glue-on) ›

Finishing tools

field-installation tool kits
for standard connectors ›
for LC and SC crimp-on connectors ›

automatic termination equipment
GigaPOF termination machine ›

Media converters

100 Mbps media converters ›


patchcords ›

MedPOF® is a next-generation plastic fiber, offering superior safety, ductility and transparency for medical applications Unlike brittle glass fibers, Chromis MedPOF® perfluorinated plastic optical fiber provides protection and flexibility for demanding handling and placement needs in medical applications. Chromis MedPOF® overcomes the shortcomings of other plastic fibers, presenting low attenuation, IR-transparent perfluorinated polymer materials, and exacting geometric tolerances.



Graded-index perfluorinated POF: combining the best of the glass fiber and plastic fiber worlds

MedPOF® achieves breakthrough optical performance that surpasses traditional plastic optical fibers. MedPOF® is multilayered to optimize performance. The layers are extruded to outstanding tolerances. The resulting fiber is biocompatible and sterilizable. MedPOF® complies with USP Biological Reactivity Tests in vivo–USP Class VI–so designers are free to target the sterile field and invasive applications. MedPOF® can be sterilized by conventional EtO or Radiation techniques.

Medical Sensing

MedPOF® is transparent for todays and tomorrow's wavelengths for direct or spectroscopic sensing techniques and compatible with extrinsic or instrinsic optical techniques. MedPOF® enables detection of gamma, e-beam, x-ray and UV-IR radiation levels.

Medical Illumination

MedPOF® fibers have a 5mm long-term bend radii for endoscopic illumination and flexible image bundles. Also ideal for catheter placement indicators, including intrinsic and extrinsic detection.

Medical Power Delivery

Chromis MedPOF® is well suited for use in low power ophthalmic
and photodynamic therapy probes. It can be terminated using simple, inexpensive tools and polishes in seconds to a smooth, low-loss power-friendly end-face.


Product specifications

Transmission characteristics

Attenuation at 850 nm (dB/km)

≤ 60

Attenuation at 1300 nm (dB/km)

≤ 60

Numerical aperture

0.18 ± 0.015

Physical characteristics

Core diameter (µm)

50,120,200 ± 10

Over-cladding diameter (µm)

490, 750 ± 10

Core to over-cladding concentricity (µm)

≤ 10












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