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2019-10-22 from NKT Photonics:
NKT Photonics to deliver thousands of Koheras low-noise lasers for large-scale secure data network
Birkerød, Denmark - 22.10.2019, for immediate release
The Ava Group’s technology division, Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), and their in-country manufacturing partner, SFO Technologies, have selected NKT Photonics as their laser partner for a large-scale secure data network project in India. In the project, NKT Photonics will deliver low-noise Koheras fiber lasers to power the FFT-designed fiber-optic intrusion detection and location system.
The initial network deployment is projected to need in excess of 2,000 Koheras lasers over the next 9-12 months. Additional lasers will be delivered during the seven-year spares and maintenance period following the initial three-year warranty period.
The lasers are the key component in the Distributed Acoustical Sensing (DAS) system that monitors the several thousand km long network. DAS systems of this scale put very high demands on the lasers. They must have very low intensity and phase noise to enable maximum distance between system points and ensure incident detection with a minimum of false alarms. Meanwhile, the lasers must be extremely reliable while operating in a harsh and often unpredictable environment.
“This project is a testament to the unrivaled performance and quality of our industrial Koheras low-noise fiber laser platform. We have worked with FFT for many years, and we are proud to be the laser supplier for this important flag-ship project” says Søren Løvgreen, Koheras Product Line Manager.
NKT Photonics is the leading supplier of low-noise lasers for remote sensing and there are more than 10,000 Koheras lasers deployed in applications like pipeline security, seismic monitoring, vibrometry, as well as LIDAR for wind turbine applications.
For more information about this announcement, please contact Koheras Product Line Manager Søren Løvgreen at firstname.lastname@example.org or +4543483900.
About NKT Photonics A/S
NKT Photonics is the leading supplier of high-performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. Our main markets are within imaging, sensing and material processing. Our products include ultrafast lasers, such as supercontinuum sources, low noise fiber lasers, distributed temperature sensing systems, and a wide range of specialty fibers. NKT Photonics has its headquarters in Denmark with sales and service worldwide. NKT Photonics is wholly owned by NKT A/S.
2019-10-16 from NKT Photonics:
NKT Photonics deliver lasers for 20-kW defense project
Cologne, Germany, October 15th 2019
On September 11th 2019, Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH announced the successful test of a 20-kW laser source based on spectral combining of 12 fiber lasers supplied by NKT Photonics.
Based on a close co-operation and team approach, Rheinmetall Waffe und Munition and NKT Photonics have reached a new milestone with its laser technology.
The 12 narrow-linewidth high-power lasers are a main component of the effector. They are based on NKT Photonics’ industrial and space qualified Koheras single-frequency laser platform.
“The results from the projects were achieved in a very short time frame and demonstrate the robustness and scalability of our high-performance fiber laser platform”, says Thomas Oldemeyer, Senior VP of NKT Photonics’ Aerospace & Defense division.
Aerospace and defense applications, like the current project with Rheinmetall, are among the most demanding in terms of performance and requirements on robustness in a harsh environment. For such applications, fiber lasers are ideal as the monolithic design is inherently robust and scalable.
Furthermore, as a vertically integrated fiber laser manufacturer, NKT Photonics can tailor the lasers to the application all the way from the raw glass going into the fibers to the final design of the laser.
“NKT Photonics is proud to be the selected partner in this project and to further support our growth ambitions in the Aerospace and Defense industry, we will continue to invest in our production facility in Germany”, says Basil Garabet, CEO and President of NKT Photonics.
Both parties intend to further increase the level of co-operation aiming for a volume and power optimized version aiming for 100 kW within the next 2 years.
For more information, please contact Thomas Oldemeyer, Senior VP Aerospace & Defense, Tel. +49 221 99887 101.
2019-10-10 from TOPTICA Photonics:
New Senior Director Biophotonics & Materials
TOPTICA Photonics AG is pleased to announce that Dr. Holger Quast has been appointed as Senior Director Biophotonics & Materials effective October 1st, 2019.
Dr. Holger Quast will take over the strategic and operational management of TOPTICA's Biophotonics & Microscopy and Test & Measurement divisions.
He received his doctorate at the TU Berlin under Prof. Dieter Bimberg (Semiconductor Physics). During his distinguished career, Dr. Quast has been the Managing Director of SynView GmbH – a long-standing partner of TOPTICA in the field of Terahertz technology. Since 2013 he has been working for Siemens as Venture Director of the Siemens Technology Accelerator in the area of technology transfer and start-up building.
“Holger is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of turning technology and IP into bottom line success. Together with our existing product management team and his strong professional skills, we have a strong team in order to fulfill our ambitious goals in these market segments,” says Dr. Thomas Renner, Member of Executive Board (CSO) of TOPTICA Photonics AG.
Holger is looking ahead to his new position, “I am very excited about the opportunity to join a forward-looking and technology-oriented company like TOPTICA – one of the leading laser photonics companies. I am looking forward to using my experience in finding applications for technology to develop new offerings to market.”
2019-10-03 from NIL Technology:
NIL Technology appoints Tobias Senn as VP of Engineering
Copenhagen, Denmark – October 3, 2019 – NIL Technology ApS (NILT), a specialist in the replication of advanced optics, today announced that it is adding Tobias Senn to the global management team as the VP of Engineering. Tobias will also lead NILT’s prototyping team in Zürich, Switzerland, with a focus on the prototyping of advanced optical components using NILT’s unique masters.
Previously, Tobias Senn worked on establishing the mass production of refractive optics for consumer electronics. Asked about this new role, Tobias commented, “Having worked in a company that grew very large and expanded broadly, I look forward to going back to working on core optics and leveraging advanced nanoscale structures, at a company that is in an exciting growth phase.”
Theodor Nielsen, NILT’s CEO, commented further. “We are excited to have Tobias joining the company and leading our engineering team with a focus on opening up a new aspect of our technology portfolio. NILT is known for advanced, high-quality masters for the replication of advanced optical structures, and with the Engineering team focused on prototyping, we will be able to provide masters to our customers that are designed for manufacturing from the start. I welcome the new team, and I look forward to presenting our new capabilities to our customers.
NIL Technology specializes in the mastering and replication of micro- and nanostructures. NILT offers best-in-class solutions for advanced high-tech components, focusing on optical applications for sensors, 3D imaging, and displays that enable future optical solutions for mobile, augmented reality, automotive, and more. NILT covers all aspects of advanced optics, from optical design over highly precise mastering and prototyping to the mass production of optical components.
Media contact: Theodor Nielsen (CEO, Founder), Tel. +45 31719036, email@example.com
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