Ibsen Photonics introduces 2D Phase masks

Press Release – Copenhagen, January 14th, 2005

Ibsen Photonics introduces 2D Phase masks for single exposure production of square lattice grating structures 

Ibsen Photonics, a leading supplier of holographic Phase masks, transmission diffraction gratings and spectrometer modules based on diffraction gratings, introduces 2D Phase masks for single exposure production of square lattice grating structures.

Phase mask Product Manager Kristian Buchwald comments: “Existing methods of making 2D grating structures – direct e-beam, direct holography, or 2 serial exposures with standard Phase masks – have all been cumbersome. With 2D Phase masks, 2D grating production becomes as simple as making 1D gratings has been for many years.” He adds: “The Phase masks can be used both with laser illumination in a simple set-up, or to gain full production benefits our masks are as always compatible with the Suss NFH mask aligner.”

Elmar Cullmann, Consultant with Suss MicroTec, adds: “This is an exciting development, which builds on the proven versatility of our MA6 NFH mask aligners. Now component manufacturers can make 2D gratings in a production environment with production equipment.”

Torben Jacobsen, President and CEO of Ibsen, adds: “We see ourselves as grating solution suppliers. Phase masks are at the core of grating technology and this latest development shows our ever-continuing commitment to the Phase mask market.”

Ibsen will be presenting these new 2D Phase masks together with its other products – Phase masks, Transmission gratings, Interrogation Monitor modules for FBG sensor systems and DWDM Optical Channel Monitors at Photonics West in January and OFC in March.

About Ibsen Photonics

Ibsen Photonics is leveraging more than 10 years experience in diffractive optics to market Ibsen Phase masks that increase manufacturability of optical components. Ibsen Photonics also focuses on spectrometer modules based on transmission grating technology for FBG sensor interrogation systems or telecom DWDM networks. Ibsen Photonics furthermore is pursuing partnerships in other industries to expand its optical module offerings based on Ibsen pure fused silica holographic diffraction gratings.

For further information

Kristian Buchwald
Ibsen Photonics A/S
Phone: +45 44347000