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OZ Optics Inline Optical Tap Monitors Nominated for 2016 Prism Awards

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Ottawa, Canada - January 21, 2016


OZ Optics' line of optical taps and power monitors is a finalist for the 2016 Prism Awards for photonics innovation in optics and optical components. "Our innovative technology has been patented worldwide, including China, and offers capabilities that others cannot equal. The Prism Award nomination is terrific recognition of those unique capabilities." said CEO Ömür Sezerman.

Based on patented technology using Femtosecond lasers to write waveguides directly inside optical fibers, OZ Optics optical tap monitors combine the optical tap design with a photodiode in a single package. Optical taps work at a variety of wavelengths, including visible, near IR and 2 micron wavelengths and are suitable for high power applications. Taps can be constructed in many fiber types, including speciality fibers such as polarization maintaining fibers and photonic crystal fibers. The device is Telcordia GR468 tested, making it well suited for the telecommunications industries. The manufacturing process permits full automation, thus sharply reducing manufacturing costs. For more information visit www.ozoptics.com/ALLNEW_PDF/DTS0042.pdf

The awards presentation is at the SPIE Photonics West show in San Francisco, CA February 16-18.



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 9002 certification. For more information about OZ Optics Limited and the products, visit www.ozoptics.com

OZ Optics contact:
Ömür Sezerman


(613) 831-0981, ext. 3309
OSezerman@ozoptics.com
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