Ibsen launches E-PING Telecom gratings for WSS/ROADMs

Press Release – Copenhagen 02-16-2007

Ibsen Photonics has released a new extended wavelength version of its PING telecom grating for WSS/ROADM modules

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, extended wavelength version of it’s PING gratings (Polarization Independent telecom gratings.

E-PING gratings will be produced on an OEM basis to specific customer requirements, but with standard specifications E-PING gratings offer >90% diffraction efficiency, <0.25 dB PDL and <0.25 dB WDL – just as the current PING gratings. Uniquely, these specs are upheld over an extended wavelength range of 1510 – 1596 nm.

Product Manager Kristian Buchwald explains: “Our PING gratings have been rapidly embraced by WSS/ROADM manufacturers, due to both performance and the inherent stability of our fused silica transmission grating technology.” He adds: “This development exemplifies the strength of this technology in offering stable performance over a broad bandwidth in addition to for example a great tolerance to incidence angle.”

Torben Jacobsen, President and CEO of Ibsen, comments: “In addition to the exciting product development in itself, our high-resolution spectrometer business is boosted by this unique grating – the E-PING grating has immediately been put to use within Ibsen by being incorporated into our extended wavelength I-MON FBG Sensor System Interrogation Monitors.”

Ibsen will be presenting its PING and I-MON products at the OFC exhibition March 27-29th in Anaheim, as well as at other important telecom 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 diffraction gratings.

For further information please contact:

Kristian Buchwald
Ibsen Photonics A/S
Phone: +45 4434 7000
kristian.buchwald@ibsen.dk

http://www.ibsenphotonics.com

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