OG-1052     Optical Gel  
Optical Coupling Gel for Fiber Optic Connectors  

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Luxlink OG-1052 Optical Gel has the refractive index of BK-7 glass and is close to the refractive index of other frequently used glasses. As an optical couplant, it is used to reduce or eliminate reflection losses. It is not recommended for use with Acrylic as it is slightly incompatible at elevated temperatures. It is normally opalescent / translucent but is clear in thin layers as it is normally used. It is useable over a wide range of temperatures; freezing point is less than 45 C, boiling point is greater than 370 C.

Sold in 0.4 oz containers. 

Technical Specifications

Refractive Index n (5893 Angstroms) 25 C = 1.517
Cauchy Equation (at 25 C) n (W) = 1.44514 + (431760) / W2 + (-1.80659E+11) / W4
where W =wavelength in angstroms
Composition Phthalate Esters & Gelling Agents
Appearance Colorless Translucent Gel
Odor Slight Characteristic
Color Stability In sun: may slightly discolor in 1 to 8 years
Index change rate by evaporation Very low: - 0.00001 expected:  exposed surface area to volume ratio of 0.2 sq. cm / cc @ 25 C for 32 days
Operating Temperature -20 to +100 C
Freezing Point -45 C
Boiling Point >370 C @ 760mm Hg
Flash Point >199 C COC
Density 1.110 g/cc @ 25 C
Density Temp. Coef -0.0008 g/cc/ C
Coef of Thermal expansion 0.0007 cc/cc C
Temp. Coef: dnD / dt 15-35 C =0.00038
Viscosity Soft Gel @ 25 C
Insoluble Water
Partly Soluble Acetone, Carbon Tetrachloride, Ethanol, Ethyl Ether, Freon TF, Heptane, Methylene Chloride, Naphtha, Toluene, Turpentine, Xylene
Clean Up Wipe surfaces clean, then use soap and water.
Toxicity Practically Non-Toxic (request MSDS)
Incompatible Polystyrene, Polyurethane, Polyvinyl Chloride, Latex Rubber, Neoprene Rubber, Tygon ( Acrylic and Polycarbonate at 55 C )
Compatible 10 month immersion
  @ 25 C
Acrylic, Cellulose Acetate, Epoxy, Mylar, Nylon, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Phenolic, Silicone and Fluorosilicone Rubber, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, and Steel; (tests done on one example of each)

Note all specifications are subject to change without notice

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