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II-VI to Acquire Majority Interest in Highyag

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
A wholly owned subsidiary of II-VI Inc. of Saxonburg, Pa., will purchase a 74.9 percent interest in Highyag Lasertechnologie GmbH of Stahnsdorf, Germany, developers of automated equipment that delivers 1-μm laser light for cutting and drilling. The American company plans to expand its product offerings of laser optics and components.


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cutting
The process of forming a lens to a given pattern, or of cutting a piece of glass along the line of scratch.
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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