OZ Optics Ltd.

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OZ Optics Ltd.
219 Westbrook Rd
Ottawa, ON
Canada
K0A 1L0
Website: www.ozoptics.com

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25 October 2022
Terahertz Time Domain Spectrometer
OZ Optics Limited, a world leading supplier of fiber optic based products and instruments, now offers a Terahertz Source and Time Domain Spectrometer. Unlike most time-resolved THz spectrometers in the market employing photoconductive antennas, OZ Optics' system utilizes nonlinear propagation in electro-optic crystals together with proprietary phase matching techniques to generate and detect phase-locked THz pulses. The system utilizes a compact femtosecond laser integrated with our pulse compressor to obtain a much higher THz bandwidth than other commercially available THz spectrometers. While most THz systems can only resolve frequencies >3 THz by averaging over numerous waveforms, we achieve this bandwidth in a single trace. Better spectral performances can be obtained with the fast continuous scanning option
25 October 2022
Polarization Entangled Photon Sources
OZ Optics Limited, a world leading supplier of fiber optic products for telecommunication, industrial and medical applications, is growing its quantum photonic product line. In addition to its novel EPS-1000 all-fiber broadband polarization entangled photon source, OZ Optics now produces a EPG-1000 line of crystal based polarization entangled photon sources. These crystal sources expand the range of OZ's capabilities to meet the diverse phase matching needs of today's quantum R&D market. With both source types, OZ can now produce high quality polarization entanglement throughout the NIR/SWIR band. "These two types of sources diversify our quantum photonic capabilities and positions OZ Optics to become a global market leader in the quantum light source space," stated OZ Optics CEO Ömür Sezerman. Polarization entangled photon sources have applications in the fields of quantum sensing, quantum communication, and quantum computing
25 October 2022
Low Cost Universal Optical DNA Rapid Detection System for Pathogens including Covid-19, Sars, Ebola, Cholera, Salmonella, etc. (Lamppy™ Series)
Recognizing the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s life, OZ Optics has released a line of products to detect these and similar viruses in individuals. Our flagship product is a Covid-19 detection system, designed to detect fluorescence and color changes from dyes that activate in the presence of specific viral DNA or RNA. The system includes optical sources, filters, detectors and temperature control systems to heat samples to the temperatures needed for Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) reactions, Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR) or similar reactions, and then launch light through samples to detect fluorescence from the viral DNA/RNA. Our patent pending optics improve the signal to noise ratio, allowing us in combination with special Covid-19 LAMP reagent kits (available from OZ Optics), to detect Covid-19 DNA from sample swabs in less than 30 minutes, often within just a few minutes. Initial systems test individual samples, but systems for testing 10 samples and 96 samples simultaneously are in development. This will enable mass testing at the rates needed to provide mass testing of the general population. The system can be adapted to detect other viruses and bacteria by simply changing the reagent kit. The standard system is optimized for fluorescence at green wavelengths, but versions to detect fluorescence at other wavelengths can be provided. Versions with built-in spectrometers are also available to analyze color changes. The system is available at a fraction of the cost of traditional PCR test systems currently in use. “With this system we intend to address the world need for inexpensive testing for Covid-19, which has turned our world upside down”, says CEO Ömür Sezerman. “To help defeat this terrible virus, OZ Optics intends to sell these systems at cost for the first year, so that as many systems as possible can be used by all. We will also donate initial units to governments, hospitals and research labs to perform independent test studies and provide feedback to OZ so we can further improve our system.” In addition to these products, OZ Optics manufactures many products that can be used by research and medical labs to perform fundamental research of Covid-19 and other pathogens. These include the following: A visible/near-infrared spectrometer, which can be used to detect the spectrum from fluorescence dyes and from microbes, animals or plants. U-bracket assemblies designed to work with laboratory cuvettes for spectral analysis of absorption, emission or scattering of light from samples. A variety of fiber optic light sources using either laser or LEDs, to either generate fluorescence or measure absorption. Red/Green/Blue (RGB) sources, to allow one to excite multiple wavelengths for fluorescence microscopy.