TeraXion Inc.

TeraXion Inc.

January 20, 2010 15:17 ET

TeraXion Introduces a New, Compact Laser Package Optimized for Integration in OEM Instrumentation

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2010) - TeraXion Inc. announced today the release of a new package for the PureSpectrum™ Specialized Semiconductor Laser Modules PS-LM and PS-NLL. This new compact module is more than six times smaller, five times lighter and consumes two times less power than the original PS-NLL laser version. This package has been developed for integration in OEM instrumentation, where small size, weight and power, combined with vibration insensitivity, robustness and performance, are key requirements.

The compact laser packaging features dimensions of 20 x 64 x 90 mm (H x W x L) and significantly improved operating (-5 to +55°C) and storage (-40 to +85°C) temperature specifications. The same compact semiconductor laser packaging is offered for both the narrow linewidth laser PS-NLL and the DFB laser module PS-LM, providing performances equivalent to the recognized larger size original versions.

Semiconductor laser technology is perfectly suited for applications where robustness and long-term reliability are of prime importance, such as LIDAR / remote sensing, perimeter security and detection, interferometric sensing for the Oil & Gas industry, laser-based metrology systems, coherent detection and test and measurement such as coherent OTDRs.

"TeraXion's PureSpectrum™ laser product solutions compete advantageously against fiber laser sources, offering unrivalled vibration immunity and greater robustness and reliability. The inherent advantages of semiconductor laser technology position our solutions favourably for numerous promising Industrial, Energy, Aerospace and Defense applications. The improved temperature specifications and very tight dimensions of our new laser packaging will enact an even more sensible choice for our existing and future customers" said Dr. Martin Guy, Vice-President of Product Management and Technology at TeraXion.

The new compact PureSpectrum Narrow Linewidth Laser (NLL) and DFB Laser Module (LM) Semiconductor Lasers will be on display at SPIE Photonics West 2010, TeraXion Booth #504, on January 23-28, 2010, at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA.

For more information on the new compact PureSpectrum™ laser package for PS-LM and PS-NLL, please visit TeraXion's website at www.teraxion.com

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