Aculight moves to new facilities

18 January 2007

Aculight has moved into a new corporate headquarters, increasing its manufacturing, laboratory and office space by 60 per cent, and consolidating its staff into one building.

Thorlabs deals significantly increase product range

18 January 2007

Thorlabs has made two moves to increase its product range, by acquiring OFR, and by licensing an Adaptive Scanning Optical Microscope, invented by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Deep-sea application for Raman spectrometer

18 January 2007

A research team from the University of Washington has used the Raman Explorer 785 from Headwall Photonics for the analysis of hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Collaboration produces interface between design simulation software

18 January 2007

Optiwave Systems and Zemax are to collaborate to provide a new interface to streamline the exchange of data between their respective optical engineering simulation design tools.

Breault appoints vice president of sales

12 January 2007

Kimberly Matty has been promoted to vice president of sales for Breault Research Organisation (BRO). In her new position, Matty will lead BRO's team of sales representatives and engineers.

ficonTec has acquired two Newport Corporation product lines

10 January 2007

ficonTec has acquired the automated fibre alignment and laser welding product lines of Newport Corporation, with the transfer currently underway. The products will complement ficonTec’s fibre optic packaging process chain.

Aculight develops infrared neural simulator

10 January 2007

Aculight has signed a licence agreement with Vanderbilt University to help develop the former's first medical research product, an infrared neural stimulator.

Laser marking contract for Rofin

04 January 2007

The Space Science and Technology Department (SSTD) at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory recently acquired a Rofin SLM laser marking system to ensure it can satisfy stringent marking requirements.

Pacer increases US presence

04 January 2007

Pacer International has opened the headquarters of its North American operation, Pacer USA LLC, in Blue Bell, Philadelphia. The new office is hoped to strengthen Pacer’s North American presence.

Director appointed for Photonics KTN

03 January 2007

The UK Consortium for Photonics and Optics has appointed Alastair Wilson, formerly of Scottish Enterprise, as director for the recently formed Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network.

Frankfurt Laser Company appoints three new distributors

03 January 2007

Frankfurt Laser Company, a supplier of laser diodes and related components, has appointed three new distributors to expand its market presence in Scandinavia, Italy and Japan.

wzw Optic appoints Roditi International as UK distributor

03 January 2007

wzw Optic has appointed Roditi International as its new representative in the UK and Eire. wzw Optics, based in Switzerland, produces precision optics and optical assemblies.