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OG-1001     Optical Gel  
Optical Coupling Gel for Fiber Optic Connectors  

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The Luxlink®.OG-1001 is a non-curing optical coupling gel. This is a stable index-matching synthetic gel with a wide temperature range. The index of this gel is 1.457, which matches the index for silica glass (fiber optic cable). The gel is transparent to radiation in the near UV, the visible, and the near infrared. Use of the gel is to minimize reflection at air gap between fiber optic end faces. Designed for high optical clarity with absorption loss less than 0.0005% per micron of path length. Ultra filtered so that no particles larger than 34 um, nor more than 300 particles greater than 1 um per cubic centimeter. Sold in 0.4 oz containers. 

 

Technical Specifications

Refractive Index n (5893 Angstroms) 25° C = 1.457
Cauchy Equation (at 25° C) n (W) = 1.44514 + (431760) / W2 + (-1.80659E+11) / W4
where W =wavelength in angstroms
Composition Aliphatic Hydrocarbons & Gelling Agent
Appearance Colorless Gel
Odor None
Color Stability In sun: no Visible change after 9 years
Index change rate by evaporation Very Low: 0.0000 expected: exposed surface area to volume ration of 0.2 sq. cm / cc @ 25° C for 32 days
Operating Temperature -20° C to +100° C
Freezing Point -67° C
Boiling Point >416° C @ 760mm Hg
Flash Point >245° C COC
Density 0.878 g/cc @ 25° C
Density Temp. Coef -0.0007 g/cc/ ° C
Coef of Thermal expansion 0.0008 cc/cc ° C
Temp. Coef: dnD / dt 15-35º C=0.00035
Viscosity Soft Gel @ 25° C
Insoluble Acetone, Ethanol, Water
Partly Soluble Carbon Tetrachloride, Ethyl Ether, Freon TF, Heptane, Methylene Chloride, Naphtha, Toluene, Turpentine, Xylene
Clean Up Wipe surfaces clean, then use soap and water.
Toxicity Low (request MSDS)
Incompatible Latex Rubber, Tygon (types S-50-HL, R-3603, B44-3)
Compatible 10 month immersion @ 25° C Acrylic, Cellulose Acetate, Epoxy, Mylar, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Polyester, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyurethane, Polyvinyl Chloride, Phenolic, Teflon, Silicone & Fluorosilicone Rubber, Neoprene Rubber, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Steel.

Note all specifications are subject to change without notice

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