(ATLANTA, GA, JUNE 30, 2015) Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems and tunable laser technology, today announces the availability of a depolarized laser source for its x55 HYPERION platform of optical sensing instrumentation.
Often, the nature of the FBG sensors and their deployments bring along the complexity of a birefringence or polarization sensitivity of strain, temperature, displacement, pressure or acceleration measurements. Historically, users have had to choose between the speed, loss budget, sensor capacity, and absolute accuracy capabilities of a swept laser system or the polarization insensitivity of a broad-band source based measurements solution.
With the release of the new depolarized laser option for the Micron Optics x55 optical sensing core, such compromises are no longer necessary. Starting today, the si255 and si155 instruments are available with an optional depolarized laser source, delivering all of the strengths and capabilities of the measurement platform, independent of the polarization state of the sensors.
“FBG and Fabry-Perot based measurements continue to bring exciting and enabling new capabilities into medical, energy, and other industrial applications”, says Todd Haber, CTO of Micron Optics. “With the release of this depolarized laser solution for the HYPERION platform, users in these key fields can measure all manner of FBG and Fabry-Perot sensors, whether conventional, draw tower, or femtosecond, fiber or bulk optic, independent of sensor birefringence, with the confidence, flexibility, and measurement precision that a swept laser solution affords.”
The HYPERION x55 core features a high power, low noise, ultra wide 160nm swept wavelength laser that is realized through Micron Optics patented Fiber Fabry-Perot Tunable Filter technology. The high performance laser, in conjunction with a new generation of high speed, high dynamic range detection circuitry technology, enables a combination of sensor capacity and measurement performance that is simply unmatched in the optical sensing industry, including:
- 160nm scanning range with 1pm absolute accuracy at 1kHz speed
- Simultaneous delivery of both 1 kHz peak data and 10 Hz calibrated full optical spectrum for static and dynamic measurements
- Programmable real-time peak detection to enabling versatile measurements of Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG), Long Period FBG and Fabry-Perot (FP) sensors
- Fanless, rugged, robust, field deployable package. Based on swept wavelength laser with over 100 million hours logged
For more information on the depolarized si155, si255, and Micron Optics’ entire line of industry-leading optical instruments, visithttp://micronoptics.com/products/sensing_solutions/instruments/index.php
About Micron Optics, Inc.:
Micron Optics’ (http://www.micronoptics.com) optical sensing and tunable filter products make impossible measurements possible, revealing new, critical information for infrastructure, energy, transportation, medical and industrial sectors. Since 1990, Micron Optics has been expanding its core capabilities from tunable optical components and leading-edge instrumentation and software, to complete optical sensing systems. Micron Optics is a privately held company with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. For more information, visit http://www.micronoptics.com.