Press Release – Copenhagen, September 1st, 2008

Ibsen Photonics launches a high-speed I-MON FBG Sensor System Interrogator

Ibsen Photonics has released a new high-speed version of its extended wavelength range I-MON Interrogation Monitor for FBG Sensor Systems

Ibsen Photonics, a leading supplier of holographic Phase masks, fused silica transmission gratings and optical spectrometer modules based on transmission gratings, today announced it’s release of a new, high-speed version of it’s extended wavelength I-MON Interrogation Monitor.

The Interrogation Monitor builds on Ibsen high-resolution spectrometer technology, utilizing Ibsen fused silica transmission gratings. This design platform enables Ibsen’s I-MON to offer kHz measurement frequency and sub-picometer resolution in its 85 nm bandwidth window.

I-MON Product Manager Bjarke Rose explains: “Our I-MON Interrogation Monitor modules have been deployed in the field for over 6 years, and so the I-MON has already been embraced by this growing market that we have designed the I-MON for.” He adds: “Last year we launched the I-MON 512E-USB, a high-resolution version of our I-MON targeted as stand-alone monitors with USB interface for easy setup with a laptop.

Our customers received the new I-MON 512E very well, praising the high sensitivity, sub-picometer resolution and ease of use. With this new high-speed I-MON 512E we further increase the measurement frequency enabling real-time analysis, and with its new trig input opportunity our customers can achieve exact application timing while maintaining the high sensitivity, sub-picometer resolution and ease of use”

Torben Jacobsen, President and CEO of Ibsen, adds: “This new I-MON development draws from the broad spectrometer competencies that lie in our OEM spectrometer business; this is an example of how our spectrometer and grating technologies are drawn upon to match the needs of fiber optic sensing applications with high-performing and cost-effective interrogation solutions.”

Ibsen will be presenting its I-MON products at the ECOC exhibition September 22-24th in Brussels, as well as at other important sensing and photonics conferences throughout the year.

About Ibsen Photonics

Ibsen Photonics is a leader in Phase masks and transmission gratings for a wide range of telecom, sensing and laser markets. The grating technology is leveraged in Ibsen’s optical spectrometer modules for FBG sensor interrogation systems and telecom DWDM networks.

Ibsen Photonics furthermore is pursuing partnerships in other industries to expand their high-resolution spectrometer platform based on Ibsen pure fused silica holographic diffracton gratings.

For further information please contact:

Bjarke Rose
Ibsen Photonics A/S
Phone: +45 4434 7000