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Amela Wilson Appointed Elbit Sensors Division VP
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 8, 2016 — Elbit Systems of America LLC has appointed Amela Wilson as the vice president of its sensors and fire control solutions division. Wilson comes to Elbit from New York City-based L-3 Aerospace Systems, where she was sector vice president in charge of program management and the platform and logistics sectors, responsible for the execution of strategic, high-revenue and high-visibility programs. A trained electrical engineer, she holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sarajevo

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Photonics West 2016...Just around the corner! Sneak Preview Edition #3 (Video)
Feb. 8, 2016 — Photonics West 2016 will be here before we know it! This annual event brings together industry players from around the world, and presents a week of learning, cool new products, new technologies, and fellowship. The event last year saw over 21,000...
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Visotek Acquired by Laser Mechanisms
NOVI, Mich., Feb. 5, 2016 — Laser Mechanisms Inc. has acquired Visotek Inc., a developer of diode lasers and smart laser tools, complementing its own laser beam delivery solutions. "We are extremely confident that the addition of Visotek's experienced talent into our...

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Fonon Announces Growth Strategy
LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 3, 2016 — Material processing developer Fonon Corp. has announced its market growth strategy through the targeting of three growth markets The company has announced its focus on the 3D additive manufacturing and metal printing systems field which is...
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Jenoptik Announces Fiscal 2015 Earnings
JENA, Germany, Feb. 2, 2016 — Jenoptik AG has announced its 2015 group revenue, with an increase of 13 percent to €670 million ($7.26 million). According to preliminary figures, income from operations (EBIT) rose at a faster rate than revenue, by around 18 percent, to...

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Dilas, m2K to Merge
PLYMOUTH, Mich., Jan. 27, 2016 — Dilas Diodenlaser GmbH of Mainz, Germany, and m2K-Laser of Freiburg, Germany, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., have merged. The company cite m2k-Laser’s product supply for Dilas as the catalyst for the...
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Extreme Light Consortium Strategizes Infrastructure Implementation
BRUSSELS, Jan. 26, 2016 — At the annual General Assembly of the Extreme Light Infrastructure Delivery Consortium (ELI-DC) in Brussels, members made significant decisions and outlined the work ahead of it, namely the implementation of a significant R&D project in the new...

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Coordinate Metrology Society Offers Laser Tracker Certification
WEATHERFORD, Texas, Jan. 20, 2016 — The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) will offer a Level-Two Certification program for laser trackers at their annual conference, July 25-26, in Nashville, Tenn. CMS said it will be the metrology industry's first hands-on performance examination...
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Dragonfly to Distribute Optomec Laser Additive Manufacturing Systems in Italy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 17, 2016 — Product and service provider Dragonfly SRL of Capua, Italy, will distribute Optomec Inc.'s LENS (laser-engineered net shaping) systems for 3D-printed metals and Aerosol Jet systems for 3D-printed electronics to industrial customers in Italy. ...

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Orbotech to Deliver 7 UV Laser Drilling Systems to Japanese Manufacturer
YAVNE, Israel, Jan. 14, 2016 — Electronics manufacturer Orbotech Ltd. said it has received an order for seven of its Emerald UV laser drilling systems from a Japanese manufacturer or ceramic based electronic components and systems. Financial terms of the purchase order were not...
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Biolase, IPG Team Up on Dental Lasers
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2016 — Biolase Inc. and IPG Medical, the medical laser division of IPG Photonics Corp. in Alpharetta, Ga., have entered into a development and distribution agreement for dental laser products, accessories and integral system components. The companies...

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Mauna Kea Appoints Joseph DeVivo Director
PARIS, Jan. 12, 2016 — Joseph M. DeVivo, president and CEO of AngioDynamics Inc., will join the five-member board of directors of Mauna Kea Technologies SA as an independent nonexecutive director. DeVivo has 20 years of experience as a medical device executive with...
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Gilles Cheriaux Named Senior Scientist at National Energetics
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 11, 2016 — Gilles Cheriaux has been named senior scientist at National Energetics to further the company's development of components and systems for ultraintense lasers. Cheriaux will work with the company's Northeast team on the L4 10-PW laser for the...

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QCL Features Higher Power, Wider Tuning Range
EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 8, 2016 — Combining a tunable laser with an on-chip amplifier has enabled a versatile and powerful tool for spectroscopy and other applications. A team from Northwestern University demonstrated a single-mode quantum cascade laser (QCL) emitting at a...
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Hutchinson Group to Invest £4.1M in Staffing, Technology for Laser Manufacturing
KILREA, Northern Ireland, Dec. 29, 2015 — Industrial laser manufacturing firm the Hutchinson Group will invest £4.1 million (about $4.5 million) to add 80 workers at its Kilrea and Antrim production sites, as well as to purchase technology to expand its business in the automotive,...

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Laser Measurements Simplify Electronics Testing
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Dec. 26, 2015 — Femtosecond lasers may provide a cost-effective alternative to conventional vector network analyzers for high-frequency measurements involved in electronics testing. Researchers at Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) carried out such...
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Nikon Metrology Opens Showroom in Mexico
BRIGHTON, Mich., Dec. 23, 2015 — Nikon Metrology will open a metrology showroom in Queretaro, Mexico, as a result of increased business in Latin America. The facility will offer hands-on product training with access to the latest technologies in nondestructive, CAD comparison and...

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Optical Surfaces Delivers Parabolic Mirrors for Petawatt Laser
SURREY, England, Dec. 21, 2015 — Optical Surfaces Ltd. has delivered three parabolic mirrors to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory for use in the Gemini petawatt laser. Optical Surfaces manufactured a very fast parent f/0.6 parabola from which 3 fast-focusing off-axis parabolic...
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Laser Altimeter Will Aid Spacecraft's Visit to Asteroid
DENVER, Dec. 21, 2015 — A laser altimeter from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems for integration onto NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft. The...

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VECSEL Eyed for Terahertz Sensing Applications
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21, 2015 — A semiconductor laser that emits at terahertz frequencies could drive development of a new class of lasers for materials analysis and threat detection. The first vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL) capable of operating in this...
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LaserMicronics Adds Cleanroom to Plastics Welding Facility
GARBSEN, Germany, Dec. 19, 2015 — LaserMicronics GmbH has added a cleanroom to its production facilities in a push to develop more sophisticated plastic products. This addition follows the company's move to a new plastic welding branch in Fuerth in June. The cleanroom meets the...

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Microscopic Laser Printing Method Could Hide Data, Simplify Production
LYNGBY, Denmark, Dec. 18, 2015 — A printing method using nanostructured surfaces and laser pulses has yielded a microscopic image with a resolution of 127,000 dots per inch. The color reproduction the Mona Lisa, created by researchers from the Technical University of Denmark...
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Jenoptik Laser Plans to Lay Off 38
JENA, Germany, Dec. 17, 2015 — Jenoptik Laser GmbH plans to cut 38 full-time jobs in the new year, citing "new market requirements." "We anticipate a protracted period of consolidation in the laser industry," said Managing Director Wolfgang Keller. "The global market for lasers...

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Gooch & Housego Notches Gains during Year of Reorganization
ILMINSTER, England, Dec. 16, 2015 — Revenues and profits both increased by 12 percent at Gooch & Housego PLC during a year in which the photonic components developer made significant changes. Adjusted profit before tax was £12.9 million (about $19.4 million) for the fiscal...
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Gigaphoton EUV Scanner Operates Stably for 24 Hours
OYAMA, Japan, Dec. 15, 2015 — Gigaphoton Inc. said it has achieved continuous operation and stable emission with an extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) light source scanner, a laser-produced plasma light source prototype with an output of 108 W and an average energy stability of 0.5...






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