I post this question for anybody acquainted in this topic:
I am interested in buying a fusion splicer for large-core fibers (~400um) and yitterbium-doped-double-cladding (YDDC) fibers. Application is fiber lasers. By browsing the net I found that VYTRAN GPX3400 could be the right instrument. Is there anybody using it so I can get an opinion about its performance? Furthermore, what's the order of magnitude of the cost of such an instrument (I contacted the seller but I haven't got any reply yet)? Last but not least, do you know any other option to this machine (i.e. other brands that produce similar or better devices)? Or do you know any surplus-supplier of such products?
Thank you very much in advance