Micron Optics, Inc., is an established leader of innovative optical components and laser-based equipment that advance the quality of optical measurements, allowing the sensing, imaging and telecommunications industries to make the critical measurements they need. The Micron Optics comprehensive product portfolio of tunable optical filters, swept lasers, optical sensors and sensing interrogators delivers the highest degree of measurement precision, resolution, and accuracy required for customers to yield superior, advanced solutions.
Micron Optics’ core technology – the Fiber Fabry-Perot tunable filter – was instrumental in the development of dense WDM fiber optic communication systems. Since then, the company has developed many complementary technologies and products originating from its tunable filter technologies. Today, Micron Optics is focused on advancing the quality of optical measurements in the fields of optical sensing and interferometric imaging through superior tunable optical components and swept wavelength lasers.
Sensing applications demand fast, accurate, and dependable measurements. Many also require reliable operation in harsh environmental conditions, extended durability, or adherence to strict physical space limitations.
Unlike traditional electrical sensing and foil strain gage technologies, Micron Optics’ sensing solutions are based on optical technologies that meet or exceed these demands and exploit all the advantages of a Fiber Bragg Grating solution, making them ideal sensing solutions for applications in industries such as oil and gas, civil structures, aerospace, power, and others.
Since 1997 and the introduction of our first Fiber-Bragg Grating Interrogation System, Micron Optics has continued to lead in the innovation and design of superior fiber-optic sensors and sensing instrumentation. Micron Optics sensing products assure the highest degree of measurement precision, resolution, and accuracy while offering the benefits of EMI immunity, extended durability, ease of installation, and small physical footprint.
The Micron Optics sensing product portfolio includes a complete line of optical sensors, laser-based measurement instrumentation, and a suite of sensor system software with which sensor data can be collected and analyzed. Each product is thoroughly tested to applicable industry standards, ensuring reliable operation over the lifetime of the product. Micron Optics strives to ensure high performance, reliability, and interoperability among the interrogator, sensor, and software products.
The Micron Optics Fiber Fabry-Perot Tunable Filter (FFP-TF) features an efficient low-loss, all fiber design that delivers the highest optical resolution in a small, rugged, Telecordia qualified package. Wide spectrum tuning, narrow bandwidth and large dynamic range allow very accurate spectral measurements. In addition, the fast response and customizable bandwidth, finesse and wavelength windows make the FFP-TF the key component in many tunable optical applications, including:
Micron Optics’ high-speed, wavelength-swept laser sources, based upon FFP-TF technology, emit high power at rapid sweep rates across a wide wavelength range in each of the 1060 nm, 1310 nm, and 1550 nm spectral windows. Micron Optics swept laser systems have demonstrated ideal application in areas such as: