Atlanta, GA, September 27, 2002 -- Micron Optics, Inc. has achieved a significant advancement in its filter performance toward wide free spectral range and high finesse specifications while maintaining low loss. This is in part due to its unique proprietary filter design, as well as its newly installed state-of-the-art thin-film coating facility. The new capabilities added to Micron Optics' tunable filters are aimed to expand product applications in telecom and optical sensing.
The fundamental break-through advance in fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter design generates performance characteristics with wider free spectral range (to 200nm at 1.55 micron telecom window), high finesse (>7000), and very low loss (<3db). These characteristics enable extended applications in S-, C-, and L-band for all Micron Optics' product lines including filter components for noise filtering and channel de-multiplexing, optical channel analyzer modules for WDM system performance monitoring, and dynamic swept-laser component test instruments for in-process characterization, control, and test in optical operations.
In addition to enhancing process and quality control for Micron Optics' current tunable filter technology, the new in-house mirror coating facility represents a fundamental building block towards Micron Optics' core competence and flexibility in meeting customer specifications.
Micron Optics, Inc. is a provider of tunable fiber-optic technologies with field-proven performance and reliability. The company provides a comprehensive portfolio of products for optical communication networks, test instruments, research laboratories, and mechanical sensing applications.
The company has developed, patented and improved its all-fiber trueTalon technology over the last decade to provide best-in-class optical resolution, accuracy, and dynamic range. Micron Optics' trueTalon platform enables a suite of innovative products including tunable filter components, optical network monitoring modules, and optical test instruments for use in current WDM Systems and future dynamic optical networks.
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