General Photonics Catalog


W elcome to the 2017 edition of the General Photonics catalog. I am excited to announce that with the efforts in the past two years, we have added multiple advanced products to expand our product portfolio, including the Optical Component Analyzer for characterizing the performances of multi- port optical components, the polarization analyzing OFDR to measure the stresses along an optical path with high spatial resolution, and the 3D optical non-destructive evaluation (NDE) system for composite material inspection. We have also added the capability to measure the circular birefringence of spun fibers for the current sensing market. Finally, we have developed a full array of optical fiber coil products with the highest performance for fiber optic gyros, current sensors, acoustic sensors, and microwave photonics systems, thanks to our unparalleled capabilities in, and deep understanding of, polarization measurements. With more than 52 issued US patents, numerous pending applications, and an array of innovative products, General Photonics is proud to maintain its lead in the fields of polarization management and delay/timing control, and expand our product F or 20 years, under the visionary leadership of Dr. Steve Yao, General Photonics has been a pioneer in the field of polarization related phenomena in fiber optics. During this time, we have developed and integrated several key photonics technologies in innovative ways to measure and control most polarization-related properties of light. Our product portfolio has expanded from simple but effective manual polarization controllers to more and more complex and specialized devices and measurement systems that include several products that are unique in the market. Along the way, we have maintained a philosophy of flexibility and responsiveness to customer needs that has allowed us not only to develop custom subsystems for customers in areas as varied as Lidar, medical imaging, and telecom, but also to anticipate and develop products to satisfy measurement needs in emerging fields.

offerings in the composite industry and sensing systems. I am confident that you will find this catalog and the products included herein of great value to your endeavors in product development, production, quality control, system integration, and advanced research. Excellence Award - an honor conferred only on the 25 most innovative products in the industry - has been awarded to our dynamic polarization controller module and dynamic differential group delay module in 2000 and 2001, respectively. In addition, our PMD- 1000 received the 2010 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award and the 2009 Frost & Sullivan PMD Test Equipment Emerging Company of the Year Award. All of us at General Photonics are committed to quality, performance, innovation, and customer satisfaction. Please feel free to contact us if you have any issues regarding polarization or timing management and measurement. Chances are you will find satisfactory solutions here at General Photonics. Thank you for considering us. In recognition of the merit of our technology and products, the Photonics Circle of Going forward, General Photonics continues to embrace its entrepreneurial spirit and sustain its legacy of intellectual curiosity, dedication to customer needs, and excitement in exploring new ideas and newmarkets. We welcome ideas for new products and applications from our customers. To respond quickly and effectively to the market, General Photonics will incorporate lean manufacturing and six-sigma processes to build a tier-one manufacturing operation that can guarantee low cost, high quality products to our customers. We will also partner with key niche players in emerging markets around the world. With these resources at hand, we will grow our business beyond our current market positions to serve adjacent markets such as navigation, sensing, defense, medical imaging, and robotics. With a strong internal team of engineering, operations, and sales staff, as well as a robust network of regional support, we will expand our business footprint globally and provide all of our customers with the best products and support.

Dr. Steve Yao President

Dr. Wilson Lin CEO

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