TeraXion Inc. , a technology leader in performance-defining OEM products for the generation and conditioning of light signals in mission-critical applications of Defense & Aerospace, Telecom and Industrial markets, announced the release of a new specialized Narrow Linewitdth Semiconductor Laser Module forapplications in the Defense & Aerospace market where precision, reliability and dimensions are key requirements.
TeraXion's patent-pending proprietary frequency control technology enables reduction of the optical linewidth of a reliability-proven semiconductor laser thus allowing low phase noise and long coherence length. The combination of these technologies makes this laser source the ideal solution for applications in fiber optic sensing, coherent communications and laser metrology. “ With the advent of high power semiconductor DFB lasers, TeraXion's product competes directly with single frequency fiber laser sources and diode pumped solid state lasers” said Ghislain Lafrance, Vice-President Defense and Aerospace at TeraXion. This bench top laser product launch precedes the release of an OEM module to be announced later this year. Earlier this year, TeraXion signed a teaming agreement with EM4 Defense. EM4 will be the primary market channel for TeraXion's Narrow Linewidth Laser product line into the US defense, aerospace and homeland security market. This agreement between EM4, the premier U.S. manufacturer of optoelectronic components for the U.S. Defense Industry and TeraXion enables Defense customers to access state of the art products and services fully meeting, and exceeding, the defense industry's advanced requirements. The new Narrow Linewidth Laser will be on display at the 2007 SPIE Defense & Security Symposium exhibition, TeraXion booth # 1103, on April 10-12, in Orlando, Florida.