nLIGHT Invests in Advanced Fiber Laser Technology Through Acquisition of Arbor Photonics, Inc.
Vancouver, Wash. USA January 7, 2013 th nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced the acquisition of Arbor Photonics, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Vancouver, Wash. USA January 7, 2013 – nLIGHT Corporation ( nLIGHT ) today announced the acquisition of Arbor Photonics, Inc., based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Arbor Photonics is the pioneer of Chirally-Coupled Core ( 3C® ) fiber technology. The patented 3C® fiber technology has been demonstrated to enable state-of-the-art high power fiber lasers that can be used in a wide range of new material processing, defense, and medical applications.
“The Arbor Photonics team and 3C® technology are a valuable addition to nLIGHT,” said Scott Keeney, nLIGHT President and CEO. “Vertical integration of core technology is critical to our growth strategy.”
“3C® fiber technology is critical to enable advanced applications that require high peak-power and single-mode beam quality,” said Jake Bell, nLIGHT Vice President and General Manager. “3C® fiber is also polarization maintaining, which is essential for generation of green and ultraviolet ( UV ) wavelengths.”
About nLIGHT Corporation
nLIGHT is a leading supplier of high-performance lasers for advanced materials processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and direct-diode lasers based on proprietary semiconductor lasers and optical fiber technology. For more information see www.nLIGHT.net.
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