The High-Power Eyesafe Pulse Isolator for Use by Fiber Laser Integrators
14 Feb 2006
ARIEL Technologies Inc. fiber-coupled pulse isolator, reaches a peak power exceeding .5 KW, three orders of magnitude greater than conventional fiber-optic components on the market today.
ATIs breakthrough products provide solutions to long-term industry problems MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 8, 2006 ARIEL Technologies Inc. (ATI) is supplying industry-leading fiber laser integrators with components never before seen in the non-telecom laser photonics industry. ATIs fiber-coupled pulse isolator, reaches a peak power exceeding .5 KW, three orders of magnitude greater than conventional fiber-optic components on the market today. ATIs High-Power Eyesafe Pulse Isolator was field tested as a protective component of the award-winning Israeli Laser Radar (LADAR) system based on an eye-safe fiber laser. LADAR won first place at the 46th Annual Paris Airshow, Le Bourget, in June 2005. The system developers selected ATIs Eyesafe Pulse Isolator because they needed a high-powered component that would provide long-term reliability, ensuring the safety of the LADAR system users, says Alon Ashkenazi, COO of API, ATIs Israel-based development center. The pulse isolator reaches a peak power of more than .5 KW, three orders of magnitude greater than the standard 500 milliWatt isolators available on the market today. Field test results demonstrate a power level above 600 W. In addition, the isolators can withstand an impact of millions of pulses without degradations. Laser output is to a single mode fiber, in a compact package size. About ARIEL Technologies, Inc. ARIEL Technologies Inc. (ATI) develops, tests, and manufactures photonics components for fiber amplifiers and lasers and builds active fiber optic modules. Products include laser pump guards, high-peak power isolators, multimode pump combiners, and fiber-optic light sources. ATI solutions are used in medical, industrial, and defense applications as well as in the basic R&D process. Customers include the French National Institute for Petroleum; leading Israeli defense companies; the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israels top academic research center; and non-invasive medical device & technology companies, among others.