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Single Mode Pigtailed Ferrules with Connectors


  • AR Coated Ferrules to Reduce Back Reflections
  • Ø1.8 mm Ferrule is Easy to Handle
  • FC/PC or FC/APC Connector
  • 8° or 0° Face Angle

SMPF0215-APC

SMPF0115-FC

8° Face

0° Face

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Assembled GRIN Collimator
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8° Face Angle GRIN23 Series Lens and SMPF01 Series
Pigtailed Ferrule Coupled with a 51-2800-1800
Mating Sleeve, Shown Below
Assembled GRIN Collimator
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0° Face Angle GRIN29 Series Lens and SMPF02 Series
Pigtailed Ferrule Coupled with a 51-2800-1800
Mating Sleeve, Shown Below
Common Specifications
Ferrule Diameter 1.800 mm ± 5 µm
Ferrule Length 5.5 mm ± 0.5 mm
Ferrule Material Borosilicate Glass
Wedge Tolerance ±1.00°
Fiber Length 1.0 m +0.075 m/-0.0 m
Protective Jacket Ø900 µm Hytrel Tubing

Features

  • AR Coating for 633, 830, 1064 nm, or 1310/1550 nm
  • FC/PC or FC/APC Connector
  • Designed for Easy Pairing with GRIN Lenses
  • 8° or 0° Face Angle
  • Ideal for Telecom Applications

Thorlabs' Single Mode Pigtailed Ferrules with Connectors are designed to be paired with our GRIN lenses to simplify coupling of visible, near infrared, or infrared light between a fiber and a free-space optical system. The borosilicate glass ferrule is pigtailed with Thorlabs' single mode (SM) fiber. Thorlabs also offers SM pigtailed ferrules without connectors in addition to polarization-maintaining (PM) pigtailed ferrules with connectors.

Pairing our selection of GRIN lenses with these pigtailed ferrules to collimate the output light satisfies many experimental needs, including coupling a diode laser into a fiber, focusing laser light onto a detector, or collimating laser light. Pigtailed glass ferrules are commonly used in optical isolators, switches, and circulators. The Ø1.8 mm ferrule is significantly easier to handle than an unterminated fiber end. The 1 m long, single mode fiber embedded in the ferrule is protected by Ø900 µm white Hytrel furcation tubing and terminated with a narrow key FC/PC or FC/APC connector. The FC/PC connectors feature a yellow boot while the FC/APC connectors feature a green boot. 

These ferrules feature an AR coating centered at 633, 830, 1064 nm, or 1310/1550 nm. The coating lowers the reflectivity in the specified wavelength range to below 0.25%, reducing back reflections and insertion losses in the design wavelength range. In addition, all four coatings are available with either 8° or 0° face angles. The 8° versions maximize the return loss by back reflecting the incident light at a non-normal angle and are recommended for building collimators. In contrast, the 0° versions are easier to align but are only recommended for general fiber-to-fiber coupling. Our line of GRIN lenses provides an 8° or 0° face angle that is designed to match the pigtailed ferrules. Please see the Collimator Assembly tab above for all GRIN lenses that are compatible with our pigtailed ferrules.

Thorlabs also offers a complete selection of mating sleeves that ensure proper alignment of the cores of a connectorized fiber end. For pre-assembled GRIN lens and fiber combinations, please see our SM pigtailed aspheric lenses or our SM, PM, and MM jacketed GRIN collimators. If you do not see a pigtailed patch cable that meets your application requirements, please contact Tech Support and we will design a specialty cable to meet your needs.

GRIN Collimator Parts
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GRIN Lens, Sleeve, and Pigtailed Ferrule
(Each Sold Separately)
Assembled GRIN Collimator
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Assembled GRIN Lens and Pigtailed Glass Ferrule
We Recommend Using a UV Cured Optical Adhesive When Connecting these Parts

Using GRIN Lenses to Collimate Pigtailed Ferrules

All pigtailed ferrules can be collimated using our selection of GRIN Lenses along with a 51-2800-1800 mating sleeve, available below. This collimator can be assembled by inserting the lens and ferrule into opposing sides of the mating sleeve as shown in the images to the right. Gently bring them into contact to ensure that the faces are parallel, then bring the lens and ferrule apart until the desired focusing is achieved.

The SMPF01 and PMPFX series of pigtailed glass ferrules have an 8° face angle which is compatible with the 8° face angle of the GRIN23 series of lenses. The SMPF02 series of ferrules have a 0° face angle which is compatible with the 0° face angle of the GRIN29 lens series.

Use the table below to select between our PM and SM pigtailed ferrules and the corresponding compatible GRIN lenses. Our PM glass ferrules are offered with FC/PC or FC/APC connectors while our SM ferrules are offered with both of these connector types or without a connector.

Selection Guide
Wavelength Face Angle Compatible
GRIN Lensesa
PM Pigtailed Ferrule SM Pigtailed Ferrule
FC/PC FC/APC FC/PC FC/APC No Connector
630 nm GRIN2306A PMPFX1 PMPFX4 - - -
633 nm GRIN2306A - - SMPF0106-FC SMPF0106-APC SMPF0106
GRIN2906 - - SMPF0206-FC SMPF0206-APC SMPF0206
780 nmb - PMPFX2 PMPFX5 - - -
830 nm GRIN2308A - - SMPF0108-FC SMPF0108-APC SMPF0108
GRIN2908 - - SMPF0208-FC SMPF0208-APC SMPF0208
1064 nm GRIN2310A - - SMPF0110-FC SMPF0110-APC SMPF0110
GRIN2910 - - SMPF0210-FC SMPF0210-APC SMPF0210
1310/1550 nm GRIN2313A
GRIN2315A
- - SMPF0115-FC SMPF0115-APC SMPF0115
GRIN2913
GRIN2915
- - SMPF0215-FC SMPF0215-APC SMPF0215
1550 nm GRIN2315A
PMPFX3 PMPFX6 - - -
  • GRIN lenses are sold separately.
  • Please contact Tech Support to order a custom GRIN lens for use at an alignment wavelength of 780 nm.

Posted Comments:
themish  (posted 2018-11-02 13:14:06.537)
Do you sell a pigtail/lens combo that has smaller diameter? I know edmund optics has .5 and .3mm diameter lenses. Perhaps something like that could be custom made for me? Thanks Debjoy
nbayconich  (posted 2018-11-19 03:00:58.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. Unfortunately we cannot offer a good solution in this case. The diameter of our typical GRIN lenses are 1.8mm at a minimum. A techsupport representative will contact you directly to discuss our custom capabilities.
pierrick.cheiney  (posted 2018-06-19 16:22:42.127)
Could you provide pigtailed ferrule with PM fiber at 780 nm and APC connector? Is it possible to get the part mounted with the GRIN lens and proper collimation? If not, what do you recommend to fix the ferrule and the GRIN in the mating sleeve? I would need 8 of such products Pierrick Cheiney
llamb  (posted 2018-06-28 11:17:00.0)
Hello Pierrick, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. I will reach out to you directly for quoting this custom pigtailed GRIN collimator and pre-mounting the GRIN lens.
luis.palafox  (posted 2018-03-22 15:22:57.98)
Dear Sir, are these pigtailed ferrules with connectors available in lengths different from 1m? We would need between 1.20 and 1.50 m. Best wishes, Luis Palafox
tfrisch  (posted 2018-03-23 08:59:42.0)
Hello, thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We can offer longer fibers for these. I will reach out to you for quoting details.
kz  (posted 2017-09-27 10:27:22.723)
Is it possible to make a fiber with SMA connector? We can not use either FC/PC or APC connectors due to size limitations. Thank you! Kirill Zhuravlev
nbayconich  (posted 2017-10-05 09:30:22.0)
Thank you for contacting Thorlabs. We can make single mode fibers with SMA connectors. The SMA connectors will have a looser centration tolerance than FC/PC connectors. I will contact you directly about your application.
chiwon.lee  (posted 2016-07-29 13:53:15.607)
Hi, As same as comments posted below, I'd like to order single mode pigtailed ferrules (SMPF0110, SMPF0110-FC) made of polarization maintaining fiber. Could you please contact me?
pszwaykowski  (posted 2016-03-18 13:49:36.297)
Could the part like SMPF0106-FC be available with a single mode polarization maintaining fiber (instead of just single mode fiber)?
besembeson  (posted 2016-03-24 08:26:24.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: We can do this as a special item. I will contact you.
wvk  (posted 2016-03-04 08:52:43.82)
How about Single Mode Pigtailed Ferrules with Connectors with a PM fiber at 780nm? I would take immediately 8 such fibers.
besembeson  (posted 2016-03-09 05:46:35.0)
Response from Bweh at Thorlabs USA: We can provide these as specials. I will contact you.
zhaojianguangke  (posted 2013-09-28 11:03:15.417)
How long is the EFL(Effective focal length) of SMPF0210-FC?
tcohen  (posted 2013-10-01 21:00:00.0)
Response from Tim at Thorlabs: The SMPF0210-FC is solely the pigtailed glass ferrule. The 1064nm, 0 deg face GRIN lens is the GRIN2910 and the EFL is 1.97mm.

Pigtailed Ferrules with FC/PC Connectors

Item # Connector Face
Angle
AR Coating
Range
Reflectance Over
AR Coating Range
NA Operating
Wavelength
Cutoff
Wavelength
Fiber Type Compatible
GRIN Lensa
Reference
Diagram
SMPF0106-FC FC/PC 633 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 600 - 800 nm 500 - 600 nm SM600 GRIN2306A Reference Diagram
SMPF0108-FC 830 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 800 - 1000 nm 660 - 800 nm SM800-5.6-125 GRIN2308A
SMPF0110-FC 1064 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.14 980 - 1650 nm 920 ± 50 nm HI1060 GRIN2310A
SMPF0115-FC 1310/1550 ± 40 nm Rmax < 0.25% 0.14 1260 - 1620 nm <1260 nm SMF-28e+ GRIN2313A
GRIN2315A
SMPF0206-FC 633 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 600 - 800 nm 500 - 600 nm SM600 GRIN2906 Reference Diagram
SMPF0208-FC 830 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 800 - 1000 nm 660 - 800 nm SM800-5.6-125 GRIN2908
SMPF0210-FC 1064 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.14 980 - 1650 nm 920 ± 50 nm HI1060 GRIN2910
SMPF0215-FC 1310/1550 ± 40 nm Rmax < 0.25% 0.14 1260 - 1620 nm <1260 nm SMF-28e+ GRIN2913
GRIN2915
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SMPF0106-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0106-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 633 nm
$68.45
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SMPF0108-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0108-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 830 nm
$77.37
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SMPF0110-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0110-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 1064 nm
$77.37
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SMPF0115-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0115-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 1310/1550 nm
$57.35
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SMPF0206-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0206-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 633 nm
$77.37
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SMPF0208-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0208-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 830 nm
$77.37
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SMPF0210-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0210-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 1064 nm
$71.42
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SMPF0215-FC Support Documentation
SMPF0215-FCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/PC, AR Coated: 1310/1550 nm
$57.35
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Pigtailed Ferrules with FC/APC Connectors

Item # Connector Face
Angle
AR Coating
Range
Reflectance Over
AR Coating Range
NA Operating
Wavelength
Cutoff
Wavelength
Fiber Type Compatible
GRIN Lensa
Reference
Diagram
SMPF0106-APC FC/APC 633 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 600 - 800 nm 500 - 600 nm SM600 GRIN2306A Reference Diagram
SMPF0108-APC 830 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 800 - 1000 nm 660 - 800 nm SM800-5.6-125 GRIN2308A
SMPF0110-APC 1064 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.14 980 - 1650 nm 920 ± 50 nm HI1060 GRIN2310A
SMPF0115-APC 1310/1550 ± 40 nm Rmax < 0.25% 0.14 1260 - 1620 nm <1260 nm SMF-28e+ GRIN2313A
GRIN2315A
SMPF0206-APC 633 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 600 - 800 nm 500 - 600 nm SM600 GRIN2906 Reference Diagram
SMPF0208-APC 830 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.12 800 - 1000 nm 660 - 800 nm SM800-5.6-125 GRIN2908
SMPF0210-APC 1064 ± 15 nm Ravg < 0.25% 0.14 980 - 1650 nm 920 ± 50 nm HI1060 GRIN2910
SMPF0215-APC 1310/1550 ± 40 nm Rmax < 0.25% 0.14 1260 - 1620 nm <1260 nm SMF-28e+ GRIN2913
GRIN2915
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SMPF0106-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0106-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 633 nm
$79.54
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SMPF0108-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0108-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 830 nm
$88.19
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SMPF0110-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0110-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 1064 nm
$88.19
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SMPF0115-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0115-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 8°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 1310/1550 nm
$68.45
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SMPF0206-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0206-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 633 nm
$88.19
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SMPF0208-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0208-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 830 nm
$88.19
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SMPF0210-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0210-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 1064 nm
$82.51
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SMPF0215-APC Support Documentation
SMPF0215-APCPigtailed Ferrule, Ø1.8 mm, 0°, FC/APC, AR Coated: 1310/1550 nm
$68.45
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GRIN Lens / Ferrule Sleeves

  • Borosilicate Glass
  • 10.0 mm Length
  • 1.818 mm Internal Diameter

The 51-2800-1800 sleeve is designed to easily mate any one of our GRIN lenses to a single mode (item # prefix SMPF) or polarization-maintaining (item # prefix PMPF) pigtailed glass ferrule. The borosilicate glass is transparent to UV light, allowing curing of NOA68 or NOA61 optical adhesive inside the sleeve. See here for our complete selection of optical adhesives.

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51-2800-1800 Support Documentation
51-2800-1800GRIN/Ferrule Sleeve, 1.818 mm Internal Diameter, 10 mm Length, Borosilicate Glass
$6.55
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