Press Release – Copenhagen, October 5th, 2007

Ibsen Photonics launches a 1310 nm version of it’s I-MON E series for FBG Sensor Systems and for High-Resolution Spectrometer Applications.

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, 1310 nm 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 5 years, and so the I-MON has already been embraced by this growing market that we have designed the I-MON for.

Last year we launched the I-MON E series, 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 E series very well, praising the high sensitivity, sub-picometer resolution and ease of use. With this new wavelength range from 1275-1345 nm we broaden the application ranges not only within FBG sensing but also in high-resolution spectrometer or OSA applications”

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.”

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:

Bjarke Rose
Ibsen Photonics A/S
Phone: +45 4434 7043