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Photonics.com
Mar 2004
Liam Nagle has been promoted to president of Bookham Technologies, in addition to his role as COO. Bookham, a UK-based provider of optical components, modules and subsystems for fiber optic communication networks, also announced it has completed its acquisition of New Focus Inc., a San Jose, Calif., provider of photonics and microwave solutions to nontelecom diversified markets. Winston Fu and Peter Bordui, two directors of New Focus, have joined the board of Bookham as non-executive directors, and Jack Kilby has retired as a director of Bookham.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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