Sabeus ships AG-1 DFB laser with multi variable control system for dynamic signal feeback

CALABASAS, Calif., 19 October 2006. Sabeus Inc. has announced the availability of the AG-1 distributed feedback (DFB) laser. The AG-1 is the first Sabeus product to implement the company's patent-pending Multi Variable Control System (MVCS) for dynamic signal feedback. MVCS allows the AG-1 to achieve 100 times the signal precision of comparable semiconductor diode lasers without the bulk, complexity and cost of laser isolation systems.

Oct 19th, 2006

CALABASAS, Calif., 19 October 2006. Sabeus Inc. has announced the availability of the AG-1 distributed feedback (DFB) laser. The AG-1 is the first Sabeus product to implement the company's patent-pending Multi Variable Control System (MVCS) for dynamic signal feedback. MVCS allows the AG-1 to achieve 100 times the signal precision of comparable semiconductor diode lasers without the bulk, complexity and cost of laser isolation systems. The AG-1 is the latest addition to the company's line of Precision Advantage optical components.

The AG-1 laser with MVCS incorporates multiple feedback loops to deliver an effective linewidth of 10-400kHz and frequency stability of +/-5MHz for approximately two orders of magnitude improvement over today's state-of-the-art semiconductor lasers. In addition, the AG-1's narrow linewidth offers very high signal coherency for accurate measurements over long distances. The AG-1 is tunable across C & L bands with a tuning range of 3nm and a minimum step size of 0.5 pm.

Military/homeland security surveillance applications benefit from the AG-1's immunity to environmental interference and its ability to be deployed in harsh environments on land, sea, and in the air. The AG-1 is the ideal source laser for acoustic demodulators that sense pressure waves in the water and ground for a wide variety of surveillance applications. Typical AG-1 applications are in harbor security, perimeter security, towed arrays, and fixed arrays. The AG-1 will accelerate the deployment of fiber-optic surveillance systems that previously were deemed too expensive or too unreliable for DOD service.

By precisely measuring small deviations in magnetic media the AG-1 can serve as a highly accurate and tunable source laser for optical test systems. At roughly half the cost of gas lasers, the AG-1 can usher in a new generation of affordable, ultra-precise test and measurement systems to improve a wide variety of manufacturing processes, including wafer deposition and magnetic systems.

The Precision Advantage AG-1 laser is now available directly from Sabeus, or its worldwide network of distributors for design into OEM systems. Pricing starts at $15,000. Sabeus will deliver Field Sense sensor systems with the AG-1 beginning in early 2007.

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