Corvis Corp. taps ITF Optical Technologies for high-power reliability research contract

September 18 2002--ITF Optical Technologies Inc. was awarded a major qualification contract by Corvis Corp. Through this study, ITF will test optical fiber's response to high-power in conjunction with mechanical stresses.

ITF Optical Technologies Inc., supplier of photonic components for next-generation optical networks, was awarded a major qualification contract by Corvis Corp. Through this study, ITF will test optical fiber's response to high-power in conjunction with mechanical stresses.

Corvis Corp. has selected ITF to conduct experiments that will validate fiber-optic GR-20 certification under particular operating conditions. The results of the experiments are proprietary to Corvis.

"High reliability in high-power application is of paramount importance for Corvis Corp. and we are very proud to be selected as a partner in this research project," asserts Eric Geoffrion, president and chief operating officer of ITF Optical Technologies.

For more information about ITF Optical Technologies (Montreal, Quebec), visit the company's Web site at www.itfoptical.com.

Additional information about Corvis Corp. may be found on the Web at www.corvis.com.

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