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Thorlabs Secures OFR

Photonics Spectra
Mar 2007
Optical technologies supplier Thorlabs Inc. of Newton, N.J., has acquired OFR Inc., a manufacturer of free-space and fiber-based optical isolators and circulators, objective lenses for laser machining and marking, and the Fiber Bench tools for prototyping complex optical systems. The Caldwell, N.J., company will continue operations at its 12,500-sq-ft facility. Its products are used in markets that are key to Thorlabs’ development as a company. Its ability to meet OEM customer delivery requirements will be enhanced by Thorlabs’ manufacturing capability.


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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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