For Immediate Release

High Power Shutters/Safety Interlocks

DRAFT RELEASE - Version 2.0

Ottawa, Canada - July 27, 2007

OZ Optics offers electrically controlled fiber optic shutters. These shutters are designed to work with high power lasers, and are controlled through a simple 12 Volt supply. They are ideal for safety interlocks, remote control systems and industrial laser applications. Input and output fibers are connected to the shutter, which opens or closes to transmit or block the light. An electrical connector gives one the option to link the shutter to a laser’s safety interlock, shutting down a laser should the shutter be closed.

Fiber optic shutters are now offered with sensors. These sensors detect whether or not fibers have been connected to both input and output receptacles. If either receptacle does not have a fiber connected, then the shutter will not open. This safety feature is ideal for fiber laser applications, ensuring that one cannot accidently remove a fiber while light is being transmitted, ensuring a worker’s safety.

Shutters are available for laser wavelengths ranging from 180nm to 2000nm. Both fiber-to-fiber shutters and laser-to-fiber couplers with shutters are available. Systems for 100 Watt CW lasers, and for high power pulsed lasers have been produced. We offer shutters that work with multimode, singlemode and polarization maintaining fibers. Contact an OZ Optics representative for technical details.

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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