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IPG Photonics Wins US Navy Contract

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
Expanding its presence in government applications, IPG Photonics Corp. of Oxford, Mass., has received a $3.8 million contract from the US Navy to supply a 44-kW fiber laser system to the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va. Under the contract, the company will deliver eight commercial 5.5 kW fiber lasers from September to December. The company manufactures fiber lasers and amplifiers for diverse applications in markets such as communications, materials processing and scientific research.


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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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