Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd (Iridian) – Ottawa, ON, Canada – www.iridian.ca – Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies Ltd is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia. Follow us on Twitter @IridianSpectral
Iridian Spectral Technologies
2700 Swansea Crescent
Ottawa, ON K1G6R8
Contact: Jason Palidwar
Iridian offers over 20 years of experience in producing industry leading optical telecommunication and datacom filters for terrestrial systems. Commercial satcom networks will consist of constellations of 100’s to 1000’s of satellites in an interconnected low earth orbit (LEO) mesh. Many of these systems rely on an optical intersatellite link (OISL) architecture to connect satellites via laser based optical communications. Optical filters provide wavelength selectivity to these systems addressing different functional needs from solar rejection windows to beam steering wavelength selective dichroic filters.
Iridian Spectral Technologies offers LiDAR laser sensor systems with common laser wavelengths including 532 nm, 905 nm, 1064 nm, and 1550 nm. These filters provide more signal with less background and are ideal for laser sensor applications, including airborne laser scanning and other methods of capturing 3D data of large areas.
In Raman spectroscopy applications, emitted light is very close in wavelength range to the excitation light. In order to attenuate a laser’s signal from reaching the detector while at the same time transmitting the weak emitted light signal, notch or edge pass Raman filters are required. Because of their high transmittance and extended deep blocking, Raman laser line filters are also required to ensure that only the desired wavelength is actually illuminating the sample being tested. This page provides an overview of Iridian Spectral Technologies' line of filters for Raman spectroscopy.
Iridian Spectral designs and manufactures optical filter solutions for long haul and metro access fiber-optic telecom customers. Iridian also applies the same proven thin film filter technology to address the growing needs for Datacom optical filtering providing wavelength selectivity to DCI devices such as transceivers and tunable laser assemblies (TLA).
In astronomical observations, optical filters are able to provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.
Iridian Spectral Technologies ships anywhere between 10,000 to 40,000 telecom filters per week. These filters are used in a wide variety of telecom applications, including wavelength multiplexing and de-multiplexing, optical amplification/gain flattening, laser wavelength stabilization, pulse dispersion compensation, fiber-to-the home/business, and fiber line monitoring. More details on the applications can be found below.
Iridian offers excitation, dichroic, and emission fluorescence spectroscopy filters for confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, and other biomedical applications. These dichroic (FLD) and emission (FLE) filters deliver more signals with less background noise, and are compatible with common excitation sources and fluorophores. They also feature high transmission and reflection levels, low ripple, steep edges, and deep blocking outside of the pass band.
Iridian Spectral Technologies' MLWIR (mid-long wave infrared) bandpass filters provide narrow and high transmission in the 2-10µm wavelength region, ultimately enabling an optical systems’ ability to detect a gas and its concentration in environmental and process analysis.
Iridian Spectral offers edge, notch, and band pass optical filters covering the 300nm (UV) to 10µm (LWIR) wavelength range for biomedical instrumentation, and medical devices for endoscopy and laparoscopy.
The popularity of 3D cinema has grown in the last five years, and in that time, Iridian Spectral Technologies has manufactured millions of reusable 3D color band glasses for 3D cinema. They’re durable, scratch-resistant, and even dishwasher safe for sterilization and reuse.
In 2016, the FAA estimated a total of 8681 incidents where pilots were subjected to distractions, or in some extreme cases temporary blindness, by commercially available laser pointers. To combat this, Iridian Spectral Technologies developed LaseReflect aviator glasses to protect pilots from visible laser attacks.
Iridian Spectral Technologies has designed and manufactured a wide range of dielectric optical filters for imaging and machine vision applications. Featuring steep edges, high transmission values, and high durability, these color filters can be used to improve contrasts, and isolate spectral regions and colors in images.
Iridian has recently added new coating systems and processing equipment to significantly expand our capacity and capability to continue to provide technically and commercially leading optical filters to our customers.
Iridian has recently announced that they have successfully completed their certification audit to the ISO9001:2015 standard.
Iridian is now able to offer its high performance LaseReflect® Aviator LRG13 glasses for a new low price as a result of ongoing technology development and improvement to out production processes.
Iridian announced its new reduced prices for its standard filters by 8-49% due to improvements in optical filter manufacturing processes and efficiencies.
The desire to accurately identify, measure, and monitor environmental and process gases in fields as diverse as agriculture, automotive, medicine, and petrochemicals has driven increased demands for Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (PAS).
Iridian’s Dual Pass Band Filter features two pass bands in one filter chip. This filter allows for modern CWDM designs that reduce the number of required filters, minimize insertion loss and allow smaller packaging.
Iridian Spectral Technologies delivers fluorescence emission filters, excitation filters, fluorescence filter sets, and fluorescence multi-band filters for fluorescence analysis instruments, fluorescence imaging instruments and fluorescence microscopes. The available emission, excitation and dichroic filters provide more signal, less background noise, high transmission and reflection levels, low ripple, steep edges, and deep block to fluorescence instrument users and OEMs.
Iridian Spectral Technologies delivers an array of optical filter solutions, including bandpass filters, edge pass filters, and dichroic filters for Raman spectroscopic applications. Iridian also offers partnership opportunities to develop custom filter solutions.
Iridian Spectral Technologies offers optical filter solutions to address the growing needs for Datacom optical filtering applications. These Datacom filter solutions can now address needs like wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) in transceivers, broad bandpass filters transmitting the entire O, C, or L-band, and silicon (Si) etalons for TLA. D
Iridian Spectral Technologies offers a line of fluorescence optical filters for $395 a set. These hard-coated dielectric filter solutions provide optimal wavelength discrimination for the detection of commonly used fluorophores in fluorescence microscopy.