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May 2004
San Jose, Calif.-based New Focus Inc. will make its debut as a division of Bookham Technology plc at the 2004 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/IQEC) 2004, to be held May 16–20 at Moscone Center West, San Francisco. New Focus, a provider of photonics tools to the research and industrial markets, will launch and preview several new products, including stainless-steel gothic-arc-bearing translation stages, aluminium rotation stages, goniometers and its vacuum-compatible closed-loop Picomotor actuator.    . . .    IPG Photonics, of Burbach, Germany, recently demonstrated a model high-brightness 5.5 kilowatt ytterbium fiber laser for remote welding to representatives of the European automotive and heavy industry communities. A unit was purchased by a Japanese automotive customer and will be interfaced with a high-speed industrial robot for remote production welding.    . . .    Singapore-based DenseLight Semiconductors announced that its superluminescent LED (SLED) is now deployed in optical networks carrying revenue-generating traffic. DenseLight began volume shipment of SLED products last year and recently secured a volume purchase agreement from a key customer, said Yee Loy Lam, Denselight's CEO. He said its Telcordia-qualified SLED -- the only SLED accepted for deployment in carrier class optical networking equipment -- has applications in telecommunications as well as in defense, biomedical diagnostics, spectroscopy and fiber sensors.

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