Technica Optical Components
Fiber technology to sense the world.Technica Optical Components, LLC
3657 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
|+1 404 326 3469
|+1 775 420 4683
TECHNICA is a leading developer and manufacturer of industrial grade Fiber Bragg Gratings for sensing and filtering applications. Providing top-quality FBG sensors for strain, temperature, acceleration, angle-tilt, displacement, pressure, humidity, flow, load, and other monitoring using original and UTC, UIC and other licensed technologies. The company produces high-quality gratings at a competitive price for both high-volume and high-customization applications.
Technica's ISO 9001 flexible production system provides the company with the unique ability to manufacture premium grade FBGs in single mode fibers with acrylate, polyimide, metal, carbon and other coatings, in radiation resistant fibers, in low-bend radius fibers, and in multi-core fibers as well. Technica FBGs are currently mass-produced for the medical, energy, civil engineering, geotechnical, industrial, transportation, security and other markets.
Technica is headquartered in USA and its volume manufacturing facilities are based in Beijing, China.
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Star product: The new T890 FBG temperature sensor works up to 1000 °C!.
World leader in premium grade fiber Bragg gratings. High quality components reliably used in hundreds of applications worldwide.
|fiber Bragg gratings
Premium quality fiber Bragg gratings and FBG arrays for customized sensors, polyimide-coated sensors to 300 °C, gold-coated hermetically sealed sensors, small-diameter FBGs, radiation hard/proof sensors, tilted FBGs, and high-temperature FBG sensors to 1000 °C. We also produce FBG matched pairs for fiber lasers and athermal FBG wavelength references.
The process begins with a fiber Bragg grating or FBG array made by Technica. We then package the fiber(s) into specialized cables such as Armor (T110), GFRP (T130), Steel (T140), PEEK/TEFLON (T150), Gold (T160). We also package multiple FBG arrays within the same cable in length ranges far beyond standard available technologies.
Premium quality fiber Bragg grating sensors and FBG array sensors in acrylate, polyimide, and gold coated fibers, specialized polyimide-coated sensors to 300 °C, high-T FBG sensors to 1,000 °C, radiation hard/proof sensors, bio-chem tilted FBG sensors and ultra-thin FBG sensors and arrays. We produce GFRP FBG cable sensors for embedding into concrete and other materials, Zeus PEEK FBG cable sensors for monitoring in transformers and chemically active environments, and vibration-sensitive cable sensors for security.
See also our white papers on Small-Diameter Thin FBGs Ideally Suited for Embedded Sensing in Composites and Technologies for high temperature fibre Bragg gratings!
|optical displacement sensors
The T420 is a single-mode fiber (SM) based fiber Bragg grating (FBG) based packaged displacement sensor for use in environments from -20 °C to +60 °C, packaged to eliminate influences from the ambient environment. Ready for direct mounting steel construction exhibiting excellent wavelength to displacement linearity.
World leader in Fiber Bragg grating and Fabry Perot filters. Product portfolio includes athermal Fabry–Perot etalons (TWR30) and athermal FBGs (TWR50), as well as tunable FBGs (T10-T980) and tunable Fabry–Perot filters (TFP10-TFP50).
|optical force and pressure sensors
The T620 is a high-accuracy and sensitivity single-mode fiber (SM) based Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) based packaged pore water pressure sensor for operation to 150 psi.
Available in a wide range of optical specifications. Packaged with two internal FBGs to eliminate influences from the ambient environment, the novel transducer mechanism yields a high sensitivity and absolute accuracy optical sensor. Ready for direct use in many applications. Calibration service available upon request. The T620 sensor handling and installation is fast, easy and intuitive. Delivers the advantages inherent to FBG sensors.
The TFP10 is an all-fiber micro Fabry–Pérot (uFP) sensor for use in applications to 700 °C. Using laser micro- machining technology, the Fabry–Pérot sensing element is hermetically embedded in the core of the host single-mode optical fiber. The advanced design yields an all-fiber, ultra- compact, very-sensitive, and high-accuracy sensor ideally suited for precise strain or pressure measurements to 700 °C.
The TFP10 sensors have been applied to a large number of tests and measurements in the field and are reported to be uniquely positioned among the best fiberoptic high temperature sensors available today.
Our fiber Bragg grating based packaged sensors are available in a wide range of optical specifications and mechanical configurations. For custom OEM sensors, our company works closely with each customer to optimize the packaging for the sensors they would like to have manufactured by us. Technica undertakes a rigorous development process before products release. We are committed to continuous improvements after release to insure performance to the highest of standards.
|optical strain sensors
World leader in fiber Bragg grating and micro Fabry–Pérot strain sensors. From ultra-small to large industrial strain sensor packaging, for strains from sub-microstrain to 50,000 microstrain, for environments from cryogenic to 1000 °C, and with cores based on standard acrylate or polyimide coated fibers, or truly hermetic copper or gold coated fibers (T15, T25, T100, T130, T150, T170, T210, T220, T230, T240, and TFP10).
|optical temperature sensors
World leader in fiber Bragg grating and micro Fabry–Pérot temperature sensors. From ultra-small to large industrial temperature sensor packaging, for environments from cryogenic to 1000 °C, and with cores based on standard acrylate or polyimide coated fibers, or truly hermetic copper or gold coated fibers (T10, T20, T25, T98, T100, T105, T135, 140, T155, T165, T810-T890, and TFP10).
|optical tilt sensors
The T520 is a high sensitivity sensor designed for monitoring the slow tilt / inclination of civil and geo structures. It is designed for mounting on walls or platforms. The T520 optical sensor consists of two fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensing elements embedded in a traditional industrial grade tilt sensor frame. Self temperature-compensation combined with tight dimensional and materials controls yield a new generation tilt sensor featuring excellent wavelength to angle linearity.
|optical vibration sensors
Fiber Bragg grating and micro Fabry–Pérot vibration sensors. From standard sensitivity to dramatically amplified or de-amplified sensitivity, from ultra-small to large industrial vibration sensor packaging, for environments from cryogenic to 800 °C, and with cores based on standard acrylate or polyimide coated fibers, or truly hermetic copper or gold coated fibers (T15, T25, T99, T130, T155, T160, T210-T290, and TFP10).
|wavelength division multiplexing devices
Technica provides several of the key components used in wavelength division multiplexing solutions including fiber Bragg gratings (Txxx family of products), Fabry–Pérot etalons and tunable filters (TFPxxx family of products), and athermal references including HCN and C2H2 gas cells (TWRxxx family of products).
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