NP Photonics delivers samples of Optical Spectrum Analyzer Engines

January 22, 2003--NP Photonics, supplier of optical components and modules for the sensing and telecommunications markets, has shipped samples of its precision Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) Engines to three companies that manufacture fiber-optic sensing instruments.

Jan 22nd, 2003

NP Photonics, supplier of optical components and modules for the sensing and telecommunications markets, has shipped samples of its precision Optical Spectrum Analyzer (OSA) Engines to three companies that manufacture fiber-optic sensing instruments.

"These shipments substantiate our ability to deliver modular products with higher levels of integration," asserts president and chief executive Chuck Chandler. "With the success of our optical fiber amplifiers and tunable filter products, we've proven that we can deliver valuable component-level products. Now, we've leveraged that success to take the next step along our product roadmap."

The OSA Engine combines NP Photonics' high-finesse compliant-MEMS Fabry-Perot filter with a high-sensitivity power detector and an onboard wavelength calibrator on a single card, explain company representatives. Designed for integration into handheld optical monitoring instruments and automated optical manufacturing equipment, the OSA engine enables the development of handheld fiber-optic sensing instruments that have accuracy similar to benchtop instruments.

"Since the OSA Engine has all the necessary control electronics and features already incorporated on the board, it simplifies the integration process and accelerates our customer's time to market," adds Chandler. "The feedback we've received since first unveiling this product has been tremendous."

For more information about NP Photonics (Tucson, AZ), visit the company's Web site at www.npphotonics.com.

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