Arden Photonics Ltd. has launched the VFI-1200 optical fiber end-face interferometer, based on the company’s VF-20 Trio. The interferometric inspection system is designed for checking the surface quality and flatness of cleaved, polished or lensed fibers. Crisp end-face images show defects, and high-contrast fringe patterns make it easy to estimate end angles. The 5-megapixel camera shows high detail and has a 6x digital zoom. Proprietary fiber holders render the instrument accurate and easy to use. Third-party adapter plates facilitate integration into cleaving and polishing operations. The holders can accommodate fibers with diameters from 125 to 1200 μm. Software enables users to grab, save and print images, and to record quality assurance data and generate reports. Applications include medical device manufacturing and fiber R&D.