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Jenoptik Units Merge
May 2010
JENA, Germany, May 11, 2010 — Jenoptik AG announced that the laser technology division of Jenoptik Laser, Optik, Systems GmbH and Jenoptik Laserdiode GmbH have merged to form Jenoptik Laser GmbH, while the Optics, Microoptics and Digital Imaging business units of Jenoptik Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH will now operate under the business name Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH.

Effective on May 3, 2010, the spin-off of the laser technology business unit and the merger of Jenoptik Laserdiode GmbH into Jenoptik Laser GmbH became effective with the entry into the Commercial Register of the Local Court.

All assets of the business unit and of Jenoptik Laserdiode GmbH were transferred to Jenoptik Laser GmbH in accordance with the German Reorganization of Companies Act. The new company will fulfill all rights and obligations from existing contracts, proposals and orders without any disadvantages on the part of its customers and suppliers.

With a focus on laser sources, the newly formed laser company covers OEM, diode and solid-state lasers, and epitaxial layer structuring of wafers.

The laser technology business unit spin-off will shift its efforts to developing, manufacturing and selling systems and components for optical and optoelectronic applications. To reflect the focused approach, the company’s name has changed to Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH.

With its three business units—Optics, Microoptics and Digital Imaging—the company will continue to act as the lead company of the Optical Systems division within the Jenoptik Group structure.

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solid-state laser
A laser using a transparent substance (crystalline or glass) as the active medium, doped to provide the energy states necessary for lasing. The pumping mechanism is the radiation from a powerful light source, such as a flash lamp. The ruby and Nd:YAG lasers are solid-state lasers.
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