Sagem and Thales IR-detector facilities to be acquired by Sofradir

Paris, France--Sagem (part of the Safran group), Thales (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France), and Sofradir (Chatenay-Malabry, France) have signed an agreement for Sofradir to acquire Sagem and Thales’ infrared (IR) detector technology-development and manufacturing facilities. Sagem and Thales bring to Sofradir IR technologies originally developed for their internal purposes.
 
Sagem will transfer to Sofradir, indium antimonide (InSb) technology, while quantum well-infrared photodetector (QWIP) and indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) technologies will be transferred to Sofradir from the GIE III-V Lab, an economic interest group with partners Alcatel Lucent, Thales, and research institute CEA (the French nuclear energy and alternate energies commission).
 
As a result, Sofradir joins a very small circle of IR detector manufacturers with expertise in all the cooled and uncooled IR technologies.

Sagem develops optronics, avionics, electronics and safety-critical software for both civil and military markets. Thales develops technology -- electro-optics, displays, lasers, space-related photonics, nanotechnology and others, and complete systems -- for the defense, security, aerospace, and transport markets.

Sofradir's headquarters are located near Paris. Its manufacturing facilities and those of ULIS, its subsidiary, manufacturing mass volume uncooled IR detectors, are located in Veurey-Voroize, near Grenoble, France. Sofradir EC, the company’s US subsidiary, operates in Fairfield, NJ.




Most Popular Articles

50 YEARS OF GAS LASERS


Durable survivors evolve new forms

Webcasts

Laser Measurements Critical to Successful Additive Manufacturing Processes

Maximizing the stability of the variables going into any manufacturing process is what ensures ts consistency and high quality. Specifically, when a laser is...

Ray Optics Simulations with COMSOL Multiphysics

The Ray Optics Module can be used to simulate electromagnetic wave propagation when the wavelength is much smaller than the smallest geometric entity in the ...

Multichannel Spectroscopy: Technology and Applications

This webcast, sponsored by Hamamatsu, highlights some of the photonic technology used in spectroscopy, and the resulting applications.

Handheld Spectrometers

Spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile tool that traditionally often required a large and bulky instrument. The combination of compact optics and modern pa...
White Papers

Wavelength stabilized multi-kW diode laser systems

Wavelength stabilization of high-power diode laser systems is an important means to increase the ...

Narrow-line fiber-coupled modules for DPAL pumping

A new series of fiber coupled diode laser modules optimized for DPAL pumping is presented, featur...

Accurate LED Source Modeling Using TracePro

Modern optical modeling programs allow product design engineers to create, analyze, and optimize ...
Technical Digests

ADHESIVES, SEALANTS, AND COATINGS: Solutions for optical technologies

A vast array of optical systems of various types and degrees of complexity require the use of adh...

WAVELENGTH-SWEPT LASERS: Dispersion-tuned fiber laser sweeps over a 140 nm range for OCT

By eliminating the use of mechanical tunable filters and instead tuning by intensity-modulation i...

Keeping pace with developments in photonic materials research

For demanding or custom spectroscopy solutions, care must be taken in selecting and integrating a...

HIGH-POWER FIBER LASERS: Working in the kilowatt regime

High-power materials-processing fiber lasers are available in an increasing variety of forms, as ...

Click here to have your products listed in the Laser Focus World Buyers Guide.
Social Activity
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS