Ibsen Photonics launches USB version of it’s I-MON FBG Sensor System Interrogator

Press Release – February 24th, 2006

Ibsen Photonics has released a new USB interfaced, high-resolution version of its I-MON Interrogation Monitor for FBG Sensor Systems

Ibsen Photonics, a leading supplier of holographic Phase masks, transmission diffraction gratings and optical spectrometer modules based on diffraction gratings, today announced it’s release of a new, USB interfaced version of it’s 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 fast measurement frequency and compact size as well as low power consumption.

I-MON Product Manager Bjarke Rose explains: “Our I-MON Interrogation Monitor modules have been deployed in the field for over 4 years, and so the I-MON has already been embraced by this growing market that we have designed the I-MON for.” He adds: “So far we have targeted the I-MON for OEM applications, and our customers have used our Developer’s Kit to test the performance against their FBG sensors. Our customers have expressed an interest in higher resolution, stand-alone monitors with a USB interface for easy setup with a laptop – a need which we are meeting with this new product.”

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 OFC exhibition March 7-9th in Anaheim, 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 diffraction gratings.

For further information

Bjarke Rose
Ibsen Photonics A/S
Phone: +45 4434 7000
bjarke.rose@ibsen.dk

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