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NKT Photonics Opens US Unit

Photonics.com
Sep 2009
BIRKERØD, Denmark, Sept. 11, 2009 – NKT Photonics A/S of Denmark said it has opened a subsidiary, NKT Photonics Inc., in Morganville, N.J., to serve its growing North American market.

“We have done this successfully before in central Europe by opening NKT Photonics GmbH in Germany four years ago,” said Chuong Tran, vice president of sales and marketing. “NKT Photonics Inc. will entirely focus on providing sales support for new customers and forthcoming public tenders in North America as well as technical support for already deployed NKT Photonics products in this geographical region.”

NKT Photonics, part of the Danish industrial conglomerate NKT Holding A/S, was formed in June through the merger of Crystal Fibre, a commercial supplier of microstructured specialty fiber, and Koheras, a maker of ultraprecise fiber lasers such as the SuperK supercontinuum white light lasers. NKT’s products are used in the materials processing, biophotonics, metrology, optical sensors, communications, test and measurement, high-resolution spectroscopy and lidar markets.

The offices of NKT Photonics in Morganville, located at 1400 Campus Drive West, officially opened Sept. 1. The company can contacted at (732) 972-9937.

For more information, visit: www.nktphotonics.com






GLOSSARY
amplifier
A device that enlarges and strengthens a signal's output without significantly distorting its original waveshape. There are amplifiers for acoustical, optical and electronic signals.
lidar
An acronym of light detection and ranging, describing systems that use a light beam in place of conventional microwave beams for atmospheric monitoring, tracking and detection functions. Ladar, an acronym of laser detection and ranging, uses laser light for detection of speed, altitude, direction and range; it is often called laser radar.
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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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