JDSU grants patent rights for picosecond laser technology to Hamamatsu

November 12, 2009--JDSU (Milpitas, CA) announced that it has licensed patent rights for fundamental picosecond laser technology to Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) for the development of microelectronic products. In addition to micromachining, picosecond lasers are used for technology applications related to microsurgery and microscopy, robotics, biological warfare detection, and high-precision optical radar (LIDAR).

Nov 12th, 2009

November 12, 2009--JDSU (Milpitas, CA) announced that it has licensed patent rights for fundamental picosecond laser technology to Hamamatsu Corporation (Bridgewater, NJ) for the development of microelectronic products. In addition to micromachining, picosecond lasers are used for technology applications related to microsurgery and microscopy, robotics, biological warfare detection, and high-precision optical radar (LIDAR).

Picosecond lasers have become one of the most effective solutions for micromachining due to their accuracy at sending quick and powerful pulses of laser light to an exact point on materials during the creation of very small products. The high precision of the lasers also minimizes heat damage to surrounding areas during the manufacturing process (see also "New technologies heat up the laser-welding market").

"Hamamatsu is excited to leverage key intellectual property from JDSU's extensive patent portfolio in order to provide compelling technology solutions to our customers," said Ken Kaufmann, vice president of Marketing at Hamamatsu Corporation.

"As a technology leader, JDSU continues to grow its intellectual property portfolio with new and compelling solutions. We are pleased to license technology to industry leaders like Hamamatsu," said Chris Castle, product line manager for the CCOP business unit at JDSU.

Hamamatsu Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan), a manufacturer of devices for the generation and measurement of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. These devices include photodiodes, photomultiplier tubes, scientific light sources, infrared detectors, photoconductive cells, and image sensors.

JDSU provides optical products for the communications, commercial, and consumer markets, as well as optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications.

For more information, go to www.jdsu.com.

--Posted by Gail Overton, gailo@pennwell.com; www.laserfocusworld.com.

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