Greetings from Optacore, Slovenia
If you are looking for innovative and inventive solutions in the field of optical fibers and photonic components, welcome to Optacore, The Home of New Fiber Technologies!
Optical fiber business is expanding quickly and developing dynamically, while optical fibers have become common in terrestrial, submarine and fiber-to-the-home telecommunication systems, their use in other applications is growing and they open new technology developments in many new fields.
Interested in knowing more about how Optacore started, where we currently are and where we see ourselves in the future. Learn about Optacore overview of Past, Present & Future.
Today, Optacore is one of the main global suppliers of MCVD process-based technology for fabrication of special optical fibers and preforms, ready to deliver turn-key laboratory and production facility designs, equipment and process or product support.
Optacore supplies own MCVD preform deposition system with advanced WinMCVD control system and a furnace for FCVD process, as well as full range of accessories including effluent gas scrubbers, bulk refill systems, gas purifiers and gas cylinder cabinets. Optacore’s key products are doping systems for vapor phase and aerosol preform fabrication processes. Doping systems are sold as add-on devices for MCVD or OVD processes, or as accessories to Optacore’s own preform fabrication equipment.
In its own laboratory, Optacore develops and produces a range of optical fibers and preforms for special applications and purposes, including active fibers doped by rare earth- and metal-ions. Optical fibers are coated by different high-tech coatings, including polyimide, low refractive index and metal coatings.
Optacore was founded by Borut Lenardič in 2001, in the middle of a crisis, with optical fiber markets at one of the lowest points in the history. Starting from scratch, Optacore established a small lab in Ljubljana (Slovenia), relying on founder’s long experience in the optical fiber field, as well as on local resources from the times when fiber was developed and produced in Slovenia (1981-1995). By 2005, when the global fiber markets started to pick-up, the lab was fully operational and provided a site for applied research and development in the field of active fiber fabrication, giving Optacore a significant advantage in understanding of fabrication processes, as well as a testing ground for evaluation of developed equipment and fiber solutions.
Concentrating its efforts and resources on development of vapor-phase doping processes and equipment, Optacore developed quickly, with average turn-over growth over 20% in the 2005-2014 period and more than 25 employees.
With help of partners from industry and academia, Optacore is developing a number of innovative process and equipment solutions that will provide Optacore’s customers with advanced research, development and fabrication capabilities in the field of doped optical glasses. Based on own experience in fiber fabrication Optacore is now able to offer solutions for optical fiber drawing process, including draw towers, draw tower components and fiber drawing control systems. Optacore shall remain one of the key players in the field of optical fiber fabrication technologies and shall continue bring new fiber and photonic products to the market.
People behind Optacore
Meet the team making it possible to reach our own and our customer’s goals.
Knowing why we are doing what are we doing (our mission), where are we trying to go (our vision), and how are we going to go about it (our values) are the glue that holds our company together.
It is an essential part to building our strategic foundation and developing a strategy. We preserve these elements while our strategies and goals change and flex with the market. We may modify our mission, vision, or values over time, but the intent stays unchanged and we will have complete clarity when making critical business decisions that impact our future.
So discover our vision, mission and core values.
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