Fiber optic cables are used extensively for measurements, diagnostics, and in laser surgery. Our ability to build high power cables, work with polyimide coated fibers, match fiber lengths, and build long-lasting 405nm PM cables has made Coastal Connections a leading supplier of medical fiber optic cable assemblies. Our quality management system helps guarantee that you receive a consistent, quality product.
  • Cables Supporting Eye Surgery
  • Laser Pigtails for Flow Cytometry
  • Arterial OCT Catheter Fibers
  • Surgical Cables
  • High Power Cables for Oral Surgery

Research and Developement

Coastal Connections has supported Universities, Government Research Labs, and Corporate R&D centers since its founding. Stocking 100s of connectors, fibers, and cabling options gives us the ability to quickly build very unique assemblies to your demanding specifications. We also have extensive capabilities in testing loss, back reflection, polarization extinction ratio, beam profile, connector end-face profiles, fiber eccentricity, and optical path lengths. Cables can also be thermal cycled from -65 to 150C° in house and tested to more extreme environments with a local environmental lab (Experior Labs) that specializes in testing fiber optics.
  • Matched Optical Path Length Cables and Devices
  • Specialty fibers pulled up to 100 meters though plastic or steel cabling
  • Connectors have survived 150 watts continuous power and 2,000-watt pulses
  • LIDAR Assemblies


Fiber Optics have been used in space for decades. Coastal Connections’ founder, Andy Devine, worked on qualifying a single-mode connector for space in the 1990s and Coastal Connections has been working on fiber assemblies for space since 2003. Recently, we have been working on cables for laser communication in space and for the Cold Atom Lab on the space station. Coastal Connections’ QFC connector is tested to survive in space and our end-caps increase reliability in free space connectors.
  • Laser Communication Fibers and Connectors
  • Cables for Rockets
  • High Power SM & PM Cables
  • Vacuum Compatible Cables
  • Vacuum Feedthroughs
  • LIDAR Assemblies


Our defense cables are developed to support weapons, sensing, countermeasures, data transfer, and weapons testing. We have solutions for space, aircraft, ships, and ground applications. Cables can be thermal cycled from -65 to 150°C in house and tested to more extreme environments at a local environmental lab (Experior Labs) that specializes in testing fiber optics.
  • High Power Aircraft Cables
  • Drone Cables
  • MID-IR Cables
  • 29504 Termini for 28876 and 38999 Connectors
  • ARINC 801 Cables
  • Ruggedized Outdoor Cables
  • PDV Probes
  • Laser Ignition Assemblies
  • Cables for LIDAR
  • Sensor Fiber


Coastal Connections has been supporting LiDAR assemblies since 2006 for space and terrestrial applications. Customers come to us for our expertise in working with multiple fibers in one ferrule and our ability to control optical path lengths very accurately. One of our assemblies worked 340 million kilometers from earth on OSIRIS REX on ASC’s Global Shutter Flash Lidar. Our fiber LiDAR assemblies have also been developed and used on self-driving cars and other applications.
  • Assemblies withstand high power applications
  • PM fibers aligned relative to each other in one connector
  • Custom ferrules and capillaries available
  • Optical path lengths controlled

Laser Communications

Coastal Connections has been supporting space-based fiber optics since 2003. Prior to this, Andy Devine, its president and founder, spent 2 years qualifying a fiber optic connector to survive 10 years of thermal cycling in space. The lessons learned from this program are applied to every connector built. Coastal Connections’ Qualified FC connector was tested to survive in space reducing your risks. Coastal Connections is the world’s leading supplier of fiber end-caps for SM and PM fibers in ferrules and connectors which increases the reliability in free space optics.
  • QFC, Space Qualified FC Connector
  • Fiber End Caps
  • High Power SM & PM Cables
  • Vacuum Compatible Cables
  • Vacuum Feedthroughs
  • Glass Capillaries


As the cost of fiber optic components decreases, industry is finding more and more uses for fiber optics. Cables are built for optical test equipment, downhole sensing in the oil industry, and wind sensing in the wind power industry. We terminate many different optical components used in industry such as modulators, circulators, lasers, and couplers. Cables are also built for absolute and incremental shaft encoders that have no electrical components in the encoder.
  • All Optical Positional Sensor Cables
  • Optical Test Equipment Cables
  • Downhole Sensing Equipment Cables
  • Metrology Cables
  • Multi-Core Fiber
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