Daylight Solutions enters strategic relationship with IRphotonics

Jan. 25, 2012
San Diego, CA--Daylight Solutions entered into a strategic business relationship with IRphotonics to advance infrared optical fiber technology.

San Diego, CA--Daylight Solutions, developers and manufacturers of molecular detection and imaging systems for use in industrial process controls, scientific research, medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring, and defense applications, entered into a strategic business relationship with IRphotonics (Hamden, CT and St.-Laurent, QC, Canada), manufacturer of infrared (IR) optical fibers and systems. As part of the relationship, Daylight and IRphotonics will continue their work to advance indium fluoride (InF) fiber technology to advance Daylight's core products for defense, scientific, and commercial markets. Daylight will also distribute IRphotonics' infrared fiber products.

IRphotonics has made significant progress with its InF fiber technology, which now offers low loss, high mechanical quality and broad coverage throughout the mid-infrared spectrum. The company has also ruggedized their infrared fiber cables to meet the harsh environmental requirements of military aerospace platforms.

"We’re excited to be working with the industry leader in QC laser based solutions for Defense and Commercial applications," said IRphotonics CEO, Eric Geoffrion. "We view this relationship as a validation of our technology and its potential for diverse markets."

According to Daylight's CEO/CTO Timothy Day, The partnership leverages Daylight's expertise in transitioning critical technologies into new products, as exemplified by their previous work in bringing quantum-cascade laser (QCL) technology into mainstream markets. The company says it has begun to incorporate fiber-optic delivery into its product capabilities, enabling new applications in the mid-IR wavelength region. "Daylight Solutions recognizes IRphotonics as a leader in IR based fibers, and we look forward to working together as we bring this technology to our customers," said Day.

Daylight Solutions provides high-power, multi-wavelength lasers in the mid-IR and offers broadly tunable and fixed-wavelength laser sources. Daylight also develops miniature sensors based on mid-IR spectroscopy.

IRphotonics provides IR fibers and systems used for the transmission of IR light, and for assembly operations requiring high-intensity IR heat, offering products ranging from specialty optical fibers and light guides to thermal spot-curing systems.

SOURCE: Daylight Solutions; www.daylightsolutions.com/press/news-releases/daylight-solutions-announces12212.htm

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