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photonics.com: December 2000

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Paradigm Shipping Laser-Based Cataract Devices to Europe
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 1 -- Paradigm Medical Industries Inc. has begun shipping its photon laser system for cataract removal to Italy, Portugal, France and Germany and is in the process of arranging deliveries to other European countries, the company said. The US Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the device for use in the US. Stephen Ganem, chief of ophthalmology at the...
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SLI Seeks Telcordia Qualification
BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Dec. 1 -- Semiconductor Laser International Corp. (SLI) has signed a contract with Telcordia Technologies Inc., a company that focuses on helping customers evolve from the current...
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Saab To Supply Simulator for German Anti-Tank Helicopter
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 1 -- Saab Training Systems, based in Huskvarna, Sweden, has been chosen by the German Federal Office of Defence Technology and Procurement to provide a laser-based simulator...
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NTT DoCoMo Purchases a $9.8 billion Stake in AT&T Wireless
TOKYO, Dec. 1 -- In a move to establish its IMT-2000 mobile communications system and related mobile Internet services in the US market, Japan's biggest mobile phone company, NTT DoCoMo Inc., has...
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360Networks Launches Canada's First Coast-to-Coast Network
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Dec. 1 -- Canada's first seamless coast-to-coast fiber optic network has been opened by 360Networks, linking 13 Canadian cities over a 7000-mile network. This...
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Dielectric Waveguide Betters Fiber
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Building on its wide-bandwidth, wide-angle, high-reflectivity dielectric mirror, a research team at Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed a dielectric waveguide with...
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Fiber Probe Enhances Plasma Spectroscopy
MUNICH, Germany -- Monitoring the exhaust plumes from industrial activities such as power generation may soon be faster and more accurate. Researchers at Munich Technical University are testing a...
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Dispersion Increases Fiber Capacity
HOLMDEL, N.J. -- A researcher at Lucent Technologies Inc.'s Bell Labs has taken a working solution to a wireless communications problem and applied it to optical communication over multimode fiber....
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Optical-Fiber-Making Capacity Almost Doubling
Major optical fiber manufacturers have invested $2.6 billion in plant expansions that will nearly double the capacity available in 1999, according to a study by KMI Corp. titled "Worldwide Markets...
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Alcatel Breaks 5-Tb/s Transmission
Alcatel of Paris has demonstrated 5.12-Tb/s transmission over 300 km of its TeraLight optical fiber. Such a transmission capacity would enable more than 100 million voice calls or 640,000 high-speed...
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Exfo, Burleigh Waves Meet
OTTAWA -- Hungry for high-end wavelength measurement and positioning tools, Exfo Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has gobbled up Burleigh Instruments Inc. for US $275 million in cash and stock. "We...
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Photonics Moves at Light Speed
That was the consensus at Boston University's fourth annual symposium on emerging business opportunities in photonics, held in early October at its Photonics Center. Speaking before an audience...
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Intelligent Optical Systems, Zellweger Analytics USA to Develop Fiber Sensors
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 5 -- Intelligent Optical Systems Inc. (IOS) has joined with Zellweger Analytics USA, a division of Uster, Switzerland-based Zellweger Luwa AG, to develop low maintenance,...
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Zygo TeraOptix Expands Production Capacity
HOLLISTON, Mass., Dec. 5 -- Zygo TeraOptix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Zygo Corp., has finished its acquisition of an 87,000 sq ft facility in Westboro, Mass. Zygo TeraOptix will occupy the...
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LaserComm Launches Photonic Research Center
PLANO, Texas, Dec. 6 -- With the hopes of launching research projects that will solve bottlenecks in new broadband optical communication systems, LaserComm Inc. has set up a $2.5 million...
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SDL Makes 66.7 Million Deal with IPG Photonics
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 6 -- SDL Inc., provider of laser equipment for sending multiple light signals over a single fiber to operators of fiber optic cable, has signed a deal with IPG Photonics...
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Corning Unveils New Advertising Campaign
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 6 -- Because of its increasingly large role in the optical networking industry, Corning Inc. has launched its first corporate advertising campaign in 30 years. Doremus...
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Trimedyne Acquires Mobile Surgical
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6 -- Trimedyne Inc. has acquired Mobile Surgical Technologies Inc., a Dallas-based provider of lasers and other technology equipment to hospitals and outpatient surgery centers...
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Corning Unveils New Advertising Campaign
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 6 -- Because of its increasingly large role in the optical networking industry, Corning Inc. has launched its first corporate advertising campaign in 30 years. Doremus...
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AT&T, Chinese Telecoms Launch Joint Venture
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 7 -- China's telecommunications service industry has seen its first joint venture with the recent agreement between Shanghai Telecom, AT&T and Shanghai Information Investment...
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Lucent to Spin Off Another Company
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 -- Lucent Technologies plans to spin off another business as an independent company. The unit, to be called Agere Systems, will manufacture silicon chips and optical components...
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ESI Licenses Laser Drilling Patent from Sandia
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 7 -- Electro Scientific Industries Inc., supplier of production equipment to the electronics market, has obtained an exclusive three-year license agreement with Sandia National...
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Eclipse Surgical Cuts Costs and Employees
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 7 -- Citing the need to increase sales and achieve profitability, Eclipse Surgical Technologies has terminated 37 employees and consultants, cut down on bonuses and canceled...
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Sumitomo Metals Changes Name, Unveils New Processor
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 7 -- As a result of its joint venture with Japan-based Photron Inc., the Image Processing LSI Division of Sumitomo Metals has changed its name to i-Chips Technology Inc. ...
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Lucent to Spin Off Another Company
NEW YORK, Dec. 7 -- Lucent Technologies plans to spin off another business as an independent company. The unit, to be called Agere Systems, will manufacture silicon chips and optical components...
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RVSI Receives Seven Orders for Semiconductor Inspection Systems
CANTON, Mass., Dec. 7 -- Robotic Vision Systems Inc.'s Semiconductor Equipment Group has received an order for seven inspection systems from a Taiwan-based contract assembler. RVSI's Electronics...
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Corning's Ackerman Stepping Down; Loose to Take Over
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 8 -- Roger Ackerman, the man who is credited with putting Corning Inc. on the technological fast track, will step down from his position as Corning's CEO at the end of the year....
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GT Group Telecom Amplifies Quebec network
OTTAWA, Canada, Dec. 8 -- GT Group Telecom Inc. will expand its high-speed fiber optic network in the province of Quebec. The company has landed two separate deals giving it fiber optic capacity...
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Elbit's El-Op Wins $5.75 Million Navy Contract for Laser Designators
HAIFA, Israel, Dec. 8 -- Electro-Optics Industries Ltd. (El-Op), a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has obtained a contract from the US Navy to supply 48 laser designators for the Navy's F-18...
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GSI Lumonics Restructures UK Operations
KANATA, Ontario, Dec. 8 -- Because of a delay in the development of a high-power laser system for the automotive market, GSI Lumonics Inc. has cut 80 employees from its facility in Rugby, England...
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Cielo Unveils 1.3 Micron VCSEL-Based OC-48 Optical Transmitter
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 11 -- By making a full transceiver link with a 1.3µm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and transmitting error-free data over 20 km of single-mode fiber,...
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SLI Settles Suit with Rocky Mountain Instrument
BINGHAMTON, NY, Dec. 11 -- Semiconductor Laser International Corp. (SLI) has settled its lawsuit against Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) and Laser Marking Technologies LLC (LMT). RMI and LMT...
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Lamson & Sessions to Obtain Ameriduct for $54 Million
NEW YORK, Dec. 11 -- Citing a desire to expand its distribution of fiber optic conduit systems to the telecommunications industry, Lamson & Sessions Co. has decided to purchase Ameriduct Worldwide...
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Cielo Unveils 1.3 Micron VCSEL-Based OC-48 Optical Transmitter
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 11 -- By making a full transceiver link with a 1.3µm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and transmitting error-free data over 20 km of single-mode fiber,...
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EXFO Lands Contract from Deutsche Telekom
OTTAWA, Dec. 11 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has received a $1 million contract from Deutsche Telekom AG for a series of fiber optic analyzers. Deutsche Telekom will use the...
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Emulex Acquires Giganet for $645 million
COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 11 -- Emulex announced that it will pay $645 million to acquire Giganet, a maker of computer circuitry cards that connect network attached storage devices based in...
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Cisco Supplies Telecom New Zealand with DWDM System
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 12 -- Cisco Systems Inc. has provided Telecom New Zealand with dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) infrastructure to support the company's fiber optic backbone...
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Corning Plans $450 Million Fiber Plant Expansion
RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 12 -- Corning Inc. will spend $450 million to expand its Cabarrus County fiber optic cable plant in Concord, N.C., generating 475 new jobs and making it the largest such...
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Laser Fare Receives DARPA Prime Contract
WARWICK, R.I., Dec. 12 -- Laser Fare ATG, a member of Infinite Group's Laser and Photonics Group, has landed a Phase 2 SBIR prime contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...
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Cisco Supplies Telecom New Zealand with DWDM System
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Dec. 12 -- Cisco Systems Inc. has provided Telecom New Zealand with dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) infrastructure to support the company's fiber optic backbone...
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LightPath Adds to Automated Capacity at Horizon Photonics
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 13 -- LightPath Technologies Inc., manufacturer of collimator assemblies and other optical telecommunications products, has finished the expansion of an automated...
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Micronic Extends Contract with Fraunhofer
TABY, Sweden, Dec. 13 -- Micronic Laser Systems AB, developers of laser pattern generators for the production of photomasks, has extended its partnership with Fraunhofer Institute for...
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US to Ask for WTO Intervention in Telmex dispute
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 13 -- The ongoing dispute between Telmex, AT&T and WorldCom may have to be settled by the World Trade Organization. AT&T and WorldCom claim that Telmex, Mexico's largest...
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LightPath Adds to Automated Capacity at Horizon Photonics
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 13 -- LightPath Technologies Inc., manufacturer of collimator assemblies and other optical telecommunications products, has finished the expansion of an automated...
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Cognex to Repurchase $100 Million of Common Stock
NATICK, Mass., Dec. 14 -- Cognex Corp.'s board of directors has said that the company may repurchase up to $100 million of its common stock at the discretion of Cognex management. The company...
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Corning Buys Unit of Pirelli
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 14 -- Corning Inc. bought 90 percent of Pirelli SpA's optical components and devices business, based in Milan, Italy, for $3.6 billion in cash. The remaining 10 percent of...
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Corning Buys Unit of Pirelli
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 14 -- Corning Inc. bought 90 percent of Pirelli SpA's optical components and devices business, based in Milan, Italy, for $3.6 billion in cash. The remaining 10 percent of...
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Lucent and Eletronet Ink $32 Million Service Contract
CAMPINAS, Brazil, Dec. 14 -- Lucent Technologies will provide engineering, maintenance and operations services for Electronet, a combination of Eletrobrás, an electrical powertransmission...
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EXFO to Triple Manufacturing Capacity
QUEBEC, Canada, Dec. 15 -- Citing the success of its fiber optic test, measurement and monitoring instruments, EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has decided to invest $20 million on the...
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Stanford, Duke to Launch Centers for Advanced Photonics
STANFORD, Calif., Dec. 15 -- Duke and Stanford universities will receive $25 million each from high-tech entrepreneur Michael J. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Patty, to establish centers for...
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Alfalight Reaps $43 Million in Venture Funding
VAUDREUIL-DORION, Quebec, Canada, Dec. 15 -- Alfalight Inc., a start-up company that provides diode laser products for the telecommunications and biomedical industries, netted $43 million in...
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McKesson to Distribute Laserscope's Aesthetic Laser Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 15 -- McKessonHBOC Medical Group has received the exclusive distribution rights to distribute Laserscope's aesthetic laser products in the US. The five-year agreement is...
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Stanford, Duke to Launch Centers for Advanced Photonics
STANFORD, Calif., Dec. 15 -- Duke and Stanford universities will receive $25 million each from high-tech entrepreneur Michael J. Fitzpatrick and his wife, Patty, to establish centers for...
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FDA Clears ESC's Dental Laser
YOKNEAM, Israel, Dec. 18 -- OpusDent Ltd., a subsidiary of ESC Medical Systems Ltd., has received the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration to market its dental laser. The Opus 20...
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StockerYale Buys R&D and Manufacturing Facility in Montreal
SALEM, N.H., Dec. 18 -- Citing the continuous growth of the Internet, StockerYale Inc. has decided to buy a 60,000 sq-ft R&D and manufacturing facility located in Montreal, Canada, to bolster the...
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Lucent to Supply Optical Systemsfor Shandong Telecom's Backbone Networks
BEIJING, Dec. 18 -- Lucent Technologies has landed an $8 million contract to provide optical networking products for Shandon Telecom, a subsidiary of China's largest telecommunications service...
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360Networks Names New Chief Operating Officer
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Dec. 18 -- 360networks, provider of broadband network and colocation services to telecommunications and data-centric organizations, has named Jimmy Byrd as its...
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StockerYale Buys R&D and Manufacturing Facility in Montreal
SALEM, N.H., Dec. 18 -- Citing the continuous growth of the Internet, StockerYale Inc. has decided to buy a 60,000 sq-ft R&D and manufacturing facility located in Montreal, Canada, to bolster the...
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Candela Sets Stock Repurchase Program
WAYLAND, Mass., Dec. 19 -- Candela Corp., a developer and manufacturer of aesthetic laser solutions, has received authorization from its board of directors to extend its open market stock...
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EU Board Backs Visudyne Therapy for Myopia
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 19 -- The Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products of the European Medicines Evaluation Agency has recommended that CIBA Vision Corp. receive authorization to market Visudyne...
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Rohm, Cree Jointly Target Blue LED Market
TOKYO, Dec 18 -- Rohm Co. Ltd., A manufacturer of semiconductors based in Japan, will form a technical alliance with Cree Inc. in the area of GaN-based blue LEDs and blue-violet semiconductor...
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EOS Charges DTM with Patent Infringement
MUNICH, Germany, Dec. 19 -- EOS GmbH, a European manufacturer of rapid prototyping systems, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US against DTM Corp. of Austin, Texas, and Compression, a...
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Corning Picks Oklahoma City for Newest Optical Fiber Manufacturing Facility
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 19 -- Corning Inc. will build its next optical fiber manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City, Okla. Preliminary engineering plans for the new site will begin during the first...
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360Networks Completes First Fiber Optic CableBetween The US and Venezuela
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada, Dec. 20 -- The first direct fiber optic connection between the US and Venezuela will be provided by 360Networks' 360americas network, the company said. The...
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Lucent Expands R&D Effort with Five New Labs
MURRAY HILL, N.J., Dec. 20 -- In its bid to move resources closer to customers, Lucent Technologies has recently opened five new Bell Labs facilities. Lucent can now claim a research and...
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Newport Acquires Swedish Metrology Company
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20 -- Newport Corp., designer of components for the fiber optic communications and semiconductor equipment markets, has acquired CE Johansson AB, a privately-held supplier of...
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LEDs Developed at NASA Found to Have Healing Properties
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 20 -- LEDs originally developed for commercial plant growth by NASA have been found to help with slow-healing wounds, such as diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns and severe oral...
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Newport Acquires Swedish Metrology Company
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 20 -- Newport Corp., designer of components for the fiber optic communications and semiconductor equipment markets, has acquired CE Johansson AB, a privately-held supplier of...
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Ciena to acquire Cyras for $2 billion
NEW YORK, Dec. 21 -- In a move to get a foothold in the urban telecommunications market, Ciena Corp. said that it would buy Cyras Systems Inc. for $2.0 billion worth of Ciena stock. As a result of...
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JDS Uniphase and SDL Postpone Finalization of Merger
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 21 -- Because of a longer-than-expected regulatory approval process, JDS Uniphase Corp. and SDL Inc., two of the industry's top providers of fiber optic communications...
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Vodafone may take 15 percent stake in Japan Telecom
TOKYO, Dec. 21 -- Vodafone Group, a British telecommunications company, has agreed to buy a 15 percent stake in Japan's third-largest telecommunications company. Vodafone, the world's largest...
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EXFO Completes Acquisition of Burleigh
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 22 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic test, measurement and monitoring instruments, has completed its acquisition of Burleigh...
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Plummer Settles Army Suit over Parts
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 22 -- Plummer Precision Optics Co., now known as Blue Jaunte Co., will have to pay more than $875,000 in fines after admitting to shipping millions of dollars worth of...
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Nortel lands Equipment Contract from GiantLoop
TORONTO, Dec 22 -- Nortel Networks Corp., an Internet and communications company, will supply GiantLoop Network with $50 million worth of networking equipment, including complete metropolitan dense...
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EXFO Completes Acquisition of Burleigh
QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 22 -- EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc., a designer and manufacturer of fiber optic test, measurement and monitoring instruments, has completed its acquisition of Burleigh...
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Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc.Adds Two Regional Sales Directors in North America
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 22 -- Alliance Fiber Optic Products Inc., a supplier of fiber optic components and integrated modules for the optical network equipment market, has announced the addition of...
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FiberCore Wins $20 Million Multiyear Contract
CHARLTON, Mass., Dec. 25 -- FiberCore, a manufacturer of optical fiber and preform for the telecommunication and data communication markets, has entered into a contract with an existing South...
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Marconi Ventures Invests $5 Million in IPG Photonics
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 25 -- Marconi Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Marconi plc, has invested $5 million in IPG Photonics Corp. We see the potential for IPG's unique, high...
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SurgiLight, A & A Medical to Manufacture Excimer Laser
ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 25 -- SurgiLight Inc., a developer of UV lasers and IR technologies, has agreed to manufacture the EX-308 excimer laser for A & A Medical Inc. The EX-308 recently received the...
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Marconi Ventures Invests $5 Million in IPG Photonics
WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 25 -- Marconi Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Marconi plc, has invested $5 million in IPG Photonics Corp. We see the potential for IPG's unique, high...
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Kansas City Power to buy Fiber Network
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Dec. 28 -- KLT Telecom Inc., a unit of Kansas City Power & Light Co., will acquire a controlling interest in DTI Holdings Inc., in a purchase agreement worth $33.6 million in...
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Newport to Acquire Kensington Labs
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 28 -- In an all-stock transaction aimed at increasing its technology access and manufacturing capacity, Newport Corp. will acquire Kensington Laboratories Inc., a privately...
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Metrologic Instruments Acquires Adaptive Optics
BLACKWOOD, N.J., Dec. 28 -- Metrologic Instruments Inc., a maker of barcode scanning systems, will acquire Adaptive Optics Associates Inc. (AOA), a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. located...
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NDC Automation Wins Order for Laser Guided Vehicle System
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 28 -- NDC Automation Inc., provider of products for creating and servicing automatic guided vehicle systems, has received a $300,000 order from a packaging material...
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Telecom Dispute Between US and Mexico Nears Resolution
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 29 -- Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) has reached a deal with Alestra (49 percent owned by AT&T) and Avantel (partly owned by WorldCom Inc.) that will bring an end to the six-month...
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BFGoodrich Completes Acquisition of Raytheon Optical
CHARLOTTE, NC, Dec. 29 -- The BFGoodrich Co., a supplier of aerospace and industrial products, has finalized its previously announced acquisition of the electro-optical systems unit of Raytheon Co....
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AXT Discontinuing Laser Diode, Consumer products
FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 29 -- AXT Inc. will discontinue its laser diode and consumer product lines in 2001 in order to concentrate on manufacturing compound semiconductor substrates and...


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DWDM Interleavers
Low-dispersion interleavers from E-Tek Dynamics Inc. are suitable for 10- and 40-Gb/s fiber optic systems. These 100- and 50-GHz devices can be used with dense wavelength division multiplexing...
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Optical Interfaces
The 1926 SDH family of compact integrated SONET/SDH optical interface products, designed by Alcatel Optronics for STM-16/OC-48 applications, provide a variety of 2.5-Gb/s integrated optical solutions...
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Transponder Module
The SDG1000 series of transponders from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave integrate multiplexing and demultiplexing functions in a SONET/SDH-compliant OC-48 transceiver. They contain a 2.5-Gb/s optical...
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Objective Lenses
Objective lenses for gobos and slide projection lighting fixtures have been introduced by Docter Optics Inc. The lenses are available in three-, four- or six-element designs with fixed or variable...
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Thermal-Cure Epoxy
The Emcast 4180 single-component, thermal-cure epoxy system for electronic assembly has been added to Electronic Materials Inc.'s line. It has low viscosity and a fast cure schedule at elevated...
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Wan Access
Marconi plc has introduced a WAN access device that enables the migration of multiple services onto an integrated ATM/IP platform. The company says that the SE-2530 supports converged voice and data...
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All-Fiber Combiners
Polarization beam combiners produced by Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. provide low insertion loss and long-haul signal transport for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. These all-fiber devices handle high power...
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Fo Combiner/Splitter
Micro-Optics Inc. has introduced an in-line fiber optic polarization combiner/splitter for 1480 and 1550 nm and other wavelengths for pump-power combining and other applications. Housed in a compact...
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Power Supplies
A series of high-voltage power supplies has been unveiled by Emco High Voltage Corp. The CA line features ripple at 2 ppm peak to peak, stability of 0.001%/h and a temperature coefficient of less...
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Carrier Service
Ciena Corp. has added Transparent Service Multiplexing technology to its LightWorks Toolkit. This technology enables carriers to sell transparent wavelength services without using an entire...
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Alumina-Titania Ceramics
Accumet Materials Co.'s ceram-T alumina-titania ceramics resist thermal shock at temperatures up to 1800 °C. They are produced by slip casting and can be custom-made into complex shapes. They...
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Fiber Optic Cleaner
An automatic fiber optic cleaner from Cooke Corp. eliminates silicone debris from fiber ends in less than 3 s, and it leaves no static residue. The TP-125MK-III prepares fibers for use in a connector...
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Connector Adhesive
Tra-Con Inc. offers a two-part, low-viscosity epoxy adhesive for fiber optic connector applications. Tra-Bond F112 features a long pot life, high impact resistance and a viscosity that remains below...
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DWDM Interleavers
Low-dispersion interleavers from E-Tek Dynamics Inc. are suitable for 10- and 40-Gb/s fiber optic systems. These 100- and 50-GHz devices can be used with dense wavelength division multiplexing...
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Optical Interfaces
The 1926 SDH family of compact integrated SONET/SDH optical interface products, designed by Alcatel Optronics for STM-16/OC-48 applications, provide a variety of 2.5-Gb/s integrated optical solutions...
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Transponder Module
The SDG1000 series of transponders from Sumitomo Electric Lightwave integrate multiplexing and demultiplexing functions in a SONET/SDH-compliant OC-48 transceiver. They contain a 2.5-Gb/s optical...
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Objective Lenses
Objective lenses for gobos and slide projection lighting fixtures have been introduced by Docter Optics Inc. The lenses are available in three-, four- or six-element designs with fixed or variable...
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Thermal-Cure Epoxy
The Emcast 4180 single-component, thermal-cure epoxy system for electronic assembly has been added to Electronic Materials Inc.'s line. It has low viscosity and a fast cure schedule at elevated...
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Radiation Mode Suppression Fiber
An optical fiber for the mass production of fiber Bragg gratings has been released by StockerYale. The PS-RMS-50 is a single-mode fiber with a core and cladding that are photosensitive to UV...
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Polarization Control
The PolaRite II is a fiber-squeezer-polarization controller from General Photonics Corp. The company says it has no insertion loss, backreflection or polarization-dependent loss. Its response time is...
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Wan Access
Marconi plc has introduced a WAN access device that enables the migration of multiple services onto an integrated ATM/IP platform. The company says that the SE-2530 supports converged voice and data...
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All-Fiber Combiners
Polarization beam combiners produced by Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. provide low insertion loss and long-haul signal transport for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers. These all-fiber devices handle high power...
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Fo Combiner/Splitter
Micro-Optics Inc. has introduced an in-line fiber optic polarization combiner/splitter for 1480 and 1550 nm and other wavelengths for pump-power combining and other applications. Housed in a compact...
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Power Supplies
A series of high-voltage power supplies has been unveiled by Emco High Voltage Corp. The CA line features ripple at 2 ppm peak to peak, stability of 0.001%/h and a temperature coefficient of less...
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Carrier Service
Ciena Corp. has added Transparent Service Multiplexing technology to its LightWorks Toolkit. This technology enables carriers to sell transparent wavelength services without using an entire...
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Alumina-Titania Ceramics
Accumet Materials Co.'s ceram-T alumina-titania ceramics resist thermal shock at temperatures up to 1800 °C. They are produced by slip casting and can be custom-made into complex shapes. They...

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