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ZBLANZirconium Barium Lanthanum Aluminum Sodium Fluoride
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In order to produce the highest quality ZBLAN possible, Made In Space has entered into an exclusive development agreement with Thorlabs, the world leader in terrestrial production of ZBLAN, Indium Fluoride, and other exotic optical fibers.
ZBLAN has much broader transmission spectrum and can theoretically offer significantly lower transmission losses than silica fiber, the type of optical fiber used in applications ranging from lasers, to transoceanic telecommunications, to delivering high speed internet.
True ZBLAN glass fibres can only be made in the absence of gravity," he said.