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CVI Melles Griot Buys Coherent Subsidiary

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CVI Melles Griot has purchased Coherent Imaging Optics Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coherent Inc. of Santa Clara, Calif. The acquired company is a supplier of infrared optical components for thermal imaging and other electro-optic systems. CVI Laser LLC of Albuquerque, N.M., bought the Melles Griot Corp. earlier this year and changed its company name to CVI Melles Griot. CVI also has acquired several other companies in the US and Europe in recent years. The company said that it is focusing on expanding its product line, increasing its capabilities and addressing growing market opportunities.

Photonics Spectra
Nov 2007
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...
thermal imaging
The process of producing a visible two-dimensional image of a scene that is dependent on differences in thermal or infrared radiation from the scene reaching the aperture of the imaging device.
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