LaserMotive Unveils New Laser Power Over Fiber Technology Delivering Power Over Fiber Optic Cable Without Traditional

LaserMotive Unveils New Laser Power Over Fiber Technology Delivering Power Over 
Fiber Optic Cable Without Traditional Electrical
Connection 
KENT, WA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  LaserMotive, an independent
R&D company specializing in laser power beaming, today announced the
MicroPoF, the first in LaserMotive's new line of general-purpose
Power over Fiber (PoF) products. The MicroPoF delivers power to
electrical devices via laser light transmitted over fiber optic
cable, without a traditional electrical connection. 
LaserMotive's free-space laser power beaming systems have set
multiple records, delivering hundreds of watts of power over
thousands of feet to mobile robots and UAVs. Now LaserMotive has
applied its technology to Power over Fiber systems able to provide
electric power anywhere from a few watts to hundreds of watts over a
thin, nonconductive optical fiber up to 3,000 feet (900 m) long.
Power over Fiber can deliver power safely and without interference in
the presence of high voltages, RF fields and electromagnetic pulses,
or high magnetic fields, and is expected to find applications in
laboratories, industrial and aerospace test environments,
telecommunications, and medical systems such as in MRI machines. It
can also provide a rugged, lighter weight alternative to copper wire
for powering tethered ground or underwater robots, without the
line-of-sight requirements of free-space laser power. 
"This first LaserMotive Power over Fiber product marks an important
milestone in delivering power via lasers for practical use," said Tom
Nugent, president and CEO of LaserMotive. "Being able to provide
unlimited energy without electrical wires opens up applications
previously impractical or simply impossible."  
The LaserMotive MicroPoF product features 10 watts DC power output,
nominally 3.3 volts at 3 amps. The transmitter is a 3U rack mount
unit which includes the laser and thermoelectric cooling system. The
fist-sized receiver weighs less than 150 grams. The MicroPoF comes
standard with a 33 foot (10 meter) connectorized fiber. Options
include longer fiber length (up to 3000 ft. for MicroPoF) and
integral DC-DC conversion to user-specified output voltages.
LaserMotive can also supply a MicroPoF cable with an integral
single-mode data fiber, and complete data link options including
USB-II and Gigabit Ethernet. 
Headquartered in Kent, Wash., LaserMotive is a privately-held R&D
company specializing in laser power beaming for commercial
applications. The company was co-founded in 2006 by Dr. Jordin Kare,
one of the foremost experts on laser propulsion, and Tom Nugent,
former Research Director for LiftPort Group. Its industry partners
include some of the leading companies in aerospace and lasers,
including Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, and DILAS. For more
information, including a video demonstrating the PoF system, please
visit the company website at
http://lasermotive.com/products/power-over-fiber/  
For more information please contact: 
Tom Nugent
LaserMotive
Telephone: 253-872-3300
info@lasermotive.com 
Belinda Young
BYPR
Telephone: 206-932-3145
byoung@bypr.com 
 
 
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