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Sensing & Measurement

Narrow linewidth, low phase noise laser

Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc. (RIO), announces product availability of a narrow spectral linewidth, low phase noise laser, housed in an industry-standard 14-pin butterfly package, specifically designed for fiber optic sensing applications.

The market for fiber optic sensing systems is transitioning from a phase of early field trials into rapid commercialization and high growth of over 35 percent CAGR. RIO's new laser product combines low phase noise and narrow linewidth performance comparable to fiber lasers with the low cost, simplicity, size, stability, insensitivity to vibration and high reliability of semiconductor lasers.

"By leveraging our Telcordia-qualified planar external cavity laser (PLANEX(tm)) platform in the area of sources for fiber optic sensing applications, we can dramatically alter the price-performance tradeoff currently faced by systems suppliers," said Dr. Radu Barsan, president and CEO for RIO. "We designed this product to address the specific needs of our fiber optic sensing customers and are committed to delivering the best light source solutions available in this market."

Jeff Bush, president and CEO of Optiphase, Inc., remarked, "Advances made by RIO with their planar external cavity laser designs provide a very attractive solution to meet our needs for low phase noise, low vibration sensitivity, and low RIN, as successfully demonstrated in system field trials."

The RIO009x product series is available in DWDM C-Band wavelengths range with several grades of linewidth, phase noise and output power performance optimized for various fiber optic sensing applications.

www.rio-inc.com