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Defense & Security

Electro-optic sensor for avionics

CMC Electronics

CMC Electronics introduces its new hermetic feedthrough fiber-pigtailed circular TO-can electro-optic sensor.  The device is intended for avionics applications such as LIDAR and laser range finding, and first production units are anticipated to be completed late in the first quarter of this year.

CMC Electronics' new hermetic feedthrough fiber-pigtailed circular TO-can package allows light to be brought to (or in the case of an emitter, away from) the photonic device while eliminating the expensive collimating lens assembly. The device also improves reliability of the optical component due to the optical element to optical fiber interface being hermetically sealed. It is lightweight and compact, resists vibration and shocks, and does not require any maintenance over an estimated 20-year life span.

CMC Electronics will introduce its new electro-optic sensor at SPIE Photonics West 2012 21-26 January in San Francisco.

The company will present a paper on this new unit at SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 23-27 April 2012 in Baltimore.