StockerYale announces the availability of Polarization Maintaining fiber

November 14, 2002--StockerYale Inc., an independent supplier of photonics-based products, today announced the availability of Bow-tie polarization maintaining fiber.

StockerYale Inc., an independent supplier of photonics-based products, today announced the availability of Bow-tie polarization maintaining fiber. The fiber is the first in a series of polarization maintaining fibers to be released by the company and are specifically designed for use in fiber-optic gyroscopes, (FOGS), voltage and current sensors, high data rate communications systems, laser pigtailing, connectivity between source lasers and modulators, and polarization-sensitive components.

StockerYale's polarization maintaining fiber is available at operating wavelengths of 1300 nm and 1550 nm, has a cladding diameter of 80 microns and a coating diameter of 165 microns. StockerYale can also custom design a polarization maintaining fiber that meets a customer's exact specifications.

The fiber has a high birefringence to better maintain polarization and low attenuation to provide greater flexibility in system designs, say company representatives. Reduced outer cladding diameters also improve coil turn density and reliability.

"We are extremely pleased with the addition of polarization maintaining fiber to our growing suite of specialty optical fiber products," contends Paul Jortberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing for optical components. "In addition to offering our standard, high-performance polarization maintaining fiber, we also have the resources and expertise to work with our customers to design a specific polarization maintaining fiber that meets their exact specifications. This flexibility allows us to provide comprehensive solutions to the fiber-optic gyroscope and sensor markets," he adds.

For more information about StockerYale Inc. (Salem, NH), visit the company's Web site at www.stockeryale.com.

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