Gooch & Housego increases capacity in Fiber-Q product line to meet increasing demand

Gooch & Housego, the global manufacturer of optical components and systems has increased capacity in its Fiber-Q Acousto-Optic Modulator (AOM) product line as demand continues to increase.

The Fiber-Q was designed to take fiber-coupled Acousto-Optic products to a new level, offering a reliable, rugged and compact package manufactured in a cost effective manner. Since its launch in 2008, the portfolio now includes hermetic and non-hermetic versions as well as options for polarization maintaining fiber and fast rise times. The product has also been put through the established G&H High Reliability process line to attain a version qualified for space applications.

Dr Andrew Robertson, Senior Vice President commented, “The idea behind the Fiber-Q was to create an industry standard component based on a scalable and well understood manufacturing platform that also provided superior performance to existing products. The use of a common manufacturing platform across all products offers clear economic benefits, particularly to OEM customers.

Recent orders of over $1.3M, including two high volume OEM customers in the fiber laser market, has triggered the need to increase production capacity by adding additional production lines at the G&H (Torquay) Fiber Optics facility.

The Fiber-Q compliments G& H’s wide portfolio of components for the fiber laser market that includes fiber coupled isolators, fiber coupled frequency doubling (SHG) modules, as well as fused singlemode couplers and high power multimode combiners designed for powers up to the kW level.

Gooch & Housego will be exhibiting at CLEO 2012, San Jose Convention Center (8th – 10th May, Booth 2121). Please email your enquiry to torquaysales@goochandhousego.com. If you would just like information about the company please visit our website www.goochandhousego.com.