For Immediate Release

Directional Optical Taps for use in Stabilizing UV-Blue Laser Diodes

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Ottawa, Canada - February 9, 2004

OZ Optics is now providing optical fibers with integrated optical taps, optimized for use at UV-Blue laser diode wavelengths. Using a revolutionary, patent pending process, optical taps are written directly into the optical fiber, to extract a small portion of the light for power monitoring. The result is an extremely compact tap that can be directly integrated into laser diode packages. These optical taps are ideal for use with lasers that lack integral photodiodes, such as violet laser diodes. By monitoring the light emerging from the tap, control circuitry can stabilize the optical power produced by the laser. Taps for other wavelengths are also available.

Standard optical taps are unidirectional in behavior, providing an output signal for light propagating in the forward direction but not in the reverse direction. This is ideal when one wants to measure the power in one direction, independent of reflected or returning signals. Bidirectional taps can also be produced where needed. Contact OZ Optics for additional information.

About OZ Optics Limited

Founded in 1985, OZ Optics Limited designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic components for existing and next-generation optical networks and systems based on proprietary technology, trade secrets and patents. OZ Optics’ products enable customers to develop optical networking systems that transmit data reliably at increasing data rates. OZ Optics also designs and manufactures handheld test and measurement equipment for the fiber optic market. The Company’s state-of-the-art design capabilities enable OZ Optics to rapidly deliver a broad range of high-quality products to meet customer specifications and requirements. OZ Optics has received ISO 9001:2015 certification. For more information about OZ Optics Limited and the products, visit

OZ Optics contact:
Ömür Sezerman

219 Westbrook Road
Ottawa, ON K0A 1L0
Tel: 613-831-0981 x3309
Fax: 613-836-5089
Toll-free: 1-800-361-5415
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