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Our Story

Our Story

The company continues to embody the spirit of innovation, technical excellence and quality which has seen it flourish through three decades of monumental changes in both technology and its effects on society as a whole.

Established in 1982, Fibercore was formed as a business venture spin-out from the world-renowned Optical Fiber Group of the University of Southampton, to offer the specialty optical fibers developed at the University, commercially. The company was born from a foundation of professional research, excellence and expertise, so three decades on we are proud that Fibercore is still a byword for quality, innovation and unrivalled technical support.

Fibercore products are used in an incredibly broad and growing range of applications spread throughout more than 50 countries including fiber optic gyroscopes (FOGs), fiber optic hydrophones, fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers (EDFAs), embedded sensors, specialist medical, government and corporate research agencies and telecommunications components.

Since 2003 Fibercore has increased its manufacturing capabilities ten-fold and introduced ‘World-Class Manufacturing’ philosophies to what was traditionally viewed as a scaled-up laboratory process. Its focus is firmly on the future, the recent expansion of the development team and the introduction of new photonics engineers into our skill base enables us to continue our commitment to the future of the specialist fiber industry.

With the renewed interest in current sensors, development is well underway on the new ‘Spun’ fiber portfolio and recent improvements to our already established IsoGain™ erbium doped amplifier fiber have strengthened our position in the amplifier marketplace. All this means that Fibercore goes from strength to strength, and we will continue to support our customers and the industries they operate within for many more years to come.


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