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Z-Laser Opens Sales Office in Wales

Photonics.com
May 2008
Laser manufacturer Z-Laser Optoelektronik GmbH of Freiburg, Germany, said it has opened a sales office in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, in response to market demand there for industrial lasers. Gary Rees, head of the Z-Laser UK operation, has more than six years of laser experience in the electro-optics industry and is a native of South Wales. "There are exciting and challenging opportunities in the UK and Ireland where hands-on support and close relationships with customers are needed; it's my job to make sure the UK office provides this," Rees said. The address for Z-Laser's UK office is: Venture Wales, Merthyr Industrial Park, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4DR, South Wales, UK; the phone number is 01443-693133. Rees can be reached via e-mail at: rees@z-laser.de



GLOSSARY
electro-optics
1. The branch of physics that deals with the use of electrical energy to create or manipulate light waves, generally by changing the refractive index of a light-propagating material; 2. Collectively, the devices used to affect the intersection of electrical energy and light. Compare with optoelectronics.
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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