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RPO Officially Opens Facility

Photonics Spectra
Jun 2012
Rochester Precision Optics (RPO) of Henrietta, N.Y., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 11 to celebrate its newly expanded 107,500-sq-ft facility. RPO began the $10.7 million expansion project at its headquarters in June 2011 by adding 43,000 square feet of space to its pre-existing 64,500-sq-ft facility. The expansion adds more than 150 new jobs while retaining the 180 positions currently filled in the company. Formerly Kodak Optical Imaging Systems, a unit of Eastman Kodak, RPO manufactures optical components and assemblies for commercial, military and industrial systems. The company also has facilities in New Hampshire and overseas in Shanghai.



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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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