News | January 24, 2012

Phoenix Photonics Unveils New Polarization Scrambler And 2 Micron Fiber Couplers At Photonics West

Phoenix Photonics , the UK based fiber optics specialist, recently unveiling for the first time its new Polarization Scrambler and 2 micron fiber couplers as it expands its product range across longer wavelengths.

Phoenix Photonics is exhibiting at Photonics West this week in the UK Pavilion, booth #4109. With growing demands for products in the 2000 nm range, Phoenix Photonics has addressed the market by extending the operational wavelength of its current selection of all-fiber based components and introducing 2 micron couplers available in 1x2, 2x2, tap, and cascaded configurations. The company's proprietary in-house technology facilitates the step to offer components built on single mode fiber specifically designed for optimized operation in the 2000 nm wavelength band.

Dean Giles, Operations Director at Phoenix Photonics, said: "In order to optimize the performance of the fused couplers we have designed and built our own fusion rigs, and developed the processing methods. It's exciting to have the new technology in-house and we plan to continue to invest in new and innovative products in the coming year."

In addition to the new couplers, Phoenix is displaying much of its existing product portfolio of conventional telecommunications wavelengths and the 2000 nm range, these include:

  • Optical Phase Shifter
  • Side Polished Fibers
  • Polarization Scanner / Controller
  • Polarization Scrambler
  • Multi-channel Polarization Controller
  • Electronically Driven Polarization Controller (manual and PC options)
  • Fiber Depolarizer

The Polarization Scrambler was brought to market to fulfil the requirements of existing customers. Providing low PMD, and available in the 2000nm range, the all-fiber device provides sine or random waveforms. The economical manufacturing process employed by Phoenix gives customers an unmatched solution to polarization issues in their systems.

Part of the Firebird range, the single-channel device uses similar technology to Phoenix's bench-top multi-channel polarization controller, released last year.

"Over many years we have developed and refined our manufacturing processes to produce high specification, high quality, and low cost products. The scrambler's unique design is based on Phoenix's existing polarization range, and has allowed us to utilize our established, and economical, processes to provide a first-rate product." Added Giles.

Phoenix primarily provides optical fiber components and modules for telecommunications test and measurement instrumentation and sensing systems. The company also supplies university R&D departments and research establishments developing next generation systems.

For further information, or to arrange an interview with Dean Giles, Operations Director at Photonics West from 24 – 26 January please contact Emma Johnson or Brian Dolby on +44(0)1636 812152 or by email to or

About Phoenix Photonics
Phoenix Photonics is a UK based manufacturer and R&D specialist in components and instrumentation for fiber optic technology and applications worldwide. It works primarily in optical fiber test and measurement instrumentation for the telecommunications and sensing industries. Phoenix also supplies university R&D departments and research establishments looking to develop next generation technologies and solutions.

SOURCE: Phoenix Photonics