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IMRA, Jenoptik Pen Fiber Tech Deal

Photonics.com
Apr 2010
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 21, 2010 — IMRA America Inc. (IMRA), developer of ultra-fast fiber lasers, and Jenoptik, an optoelectronic components and systems company based in Germany, have concluded a license agreement for IMRA high power fiber technology for products built by Jenoptik for government applications including defense and security applications.

In the agreement, IMRA licenses Jenoptik a portfolio of IMRA patents related to fiber lasers and amplifiers and specifically US Patent 5,818,630.

“Jenoptik has unparalleled expertise developing lasers for government and commercial applications. This IMRA technology, when combined with our products, provides enhanced performance in terms of achievable power and pulse energy with excellent beam quality,” said Dr. Thomas Fehn, executive vice president of the Lasers & Material Processing division of Jenoptik. “We look forward to building a long association with the highly respected IMRA team.”

“IMRA is delighted to add Jenoptik to our growing family of licensees. We have pioneered the development of ultra-fast and high power fiber lasers and continue our practice of spreading the use of our important technology through licensing our intellectual property across the world,” added Takashi Omitsu, president of IMRA.

For more information, visit www.imra.com

GLOSSARY
optoelectronics
A sub-field of photonics that pertains to an electronic device that responds to optical power, emits or modifies optical radiation, or utilizes optical radiation for its internal operation. Any device that functions as an electrical-to-optical or optical-to-electrical transducer. Electro-optic often is used erroneously as a synonym.
AmericasBusinessdefenseEuropefiber amplifierfiber lasersfiber opticsGermanygovernmentImra America Inc.intellectual propertyJenoptiklaserslicense agreementMichiganoptoelectronicssecurityTakashi OmitsuThomas Fehn

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