NP Photonics to Introduce Mid-IR Transport Fiber

April 23, 2013

The company will introduce the fiber at Defense, Security, and Sensing 2013.

TUCSON, AZ -- NP Photonics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and specialty optical fiber, announced that it will introduce a mid-infrared (IR) transport fiber at the Defense, Security, and Sensing (DSS) 2013 exhibition from April 30 to May 2, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland. The transport fiber is the first product to be launched from the company's new family of mid-infrared products.

The fiber offers high transparency across the visible and mid-infrared (400 nm to 4500 nm) and has been designed to be mechanically robust. The fiber is packaged in armored cable and features SMA connectors and a broadband anti-reflection (AR) coating.

"Historically mid-infrared fibers have been very fragile and sensitive to moisture," said Terry Hannon, president and CEO of NP Photonics. "As part of a countermeasures development program funded by the U.S. Navy, we have designed a new, much stronger glass that does not exhibit the absorption features around 4000 nm that are associated with chalcogenide glasses."

The new fiber is ideal for beam delivery in medical applications and is compatible with optical parametric oscillator (OPO) systems and quantum cascade (QC) lasers.

The DSS 2013 exhibition will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center. Attendees are invited to visit NP Photonics at booth # 2110.

About NP Photonics, Inc.
Founded in 1998, NP Photonics, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of fiber lasers, fiber amplifiers and specialty fiber for the sensing, defense, metrology and research markets. The NP Photonics proprietary fiber technology is used across a broad family of products, including narrow line-width, low phase-noise fiber lasers; compact, high-gain, fiber amplifier modules (CW, pulsed and UF) at 1 micron and 1.55 microns; broadly transparent (0.4 to 5 microns), ultra-low-loss, mid-IR transport fibers and glasses; high-power 2-micron lasers.

NP Photonics continues to grow through technology innovation and strategic partnerships. NP Photonics, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company.

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