Fiber Optic Components for 2 Micron Wavelengths The 2.X micron wavelength range is of special importance for applications such as gas detection, long-range LIDAR applications, free-space optical communication, medical diagnostics, laser surgery, material processing and security applications. Lasers with this operating wavelength range are particularly useful for CO2 gas detection for environmental control. Furthermore, LIDAR-measurements and optical free-space telecommunications can be carried out within the 2-2.5 micron wavlength range where the atmosphere is particularly transparent. Medical applications such blood glucose monitoring and laser surgery are other promising areas of developement. Recently semiconductor lasers have been developed for this wavelength range, and singlemode and polarization maintaining optical fibers have been produced.
Given the emerging importance of this area OZ Optics has taken a leadership role to provide you with a variety of components for these wavelengths. We have developed a number of optical components for these wavelengths, including the following: