Garry Rogerson, PhD, has joined the board of Coherent Inc. Rogerson is president and CEO of Varian Inc., a Palo Alto, Calif.-based supplier of scientific instruments and consumable laboratory supplies, vacuum products and services and contract electronic manufacturing services. He was previously COO and senior vice president of Varian's Scientific Instruments segment, responsible for its spectroscopy, chromatography, NMR, sample preparation products and consumable product lines. Coherent, of Santa Clara, develops laser and photonics-based technology for the commercial and scientific research markets.
- 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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