November 5, 2007, Ann Arbor, MI--IMRA America, manufacturer of ultrafast fiber lasers, and TOPTICA Photonics (Munich, Germany), manufacturer of diode lasers and femto-fiber technology for industrial and scientific markets, signed a license agreement for IMRA femtosecond fiber technology. In the agreement, IMRA licenses TOPTICA a large portfolio of IMRA patents related to ultra-fast fiber lasers.
"One of TOPTICA's core competencies is to provide ultra-stable or narrow- band tunable light. Today our world-leading diode lasers cover the widest spectral region between 205 and 3000 nm. The new and unique FemtoFiber product line, based on ultrafast fiber technology, covers a similar tunable wavelength spectrum between 480 and 2100 nm using supercontinuums both in the visible and infrared spectrum," said Thomas Weber, president of TOPTICA. "Licensing the IMRA technology further enhances our laser development capabilities and will facilitate commercialization of our fiber laser products. We look forward to building a long association with the highly respected IMRA team."
Takashi Omitsu, president of IMRA, added, "Over the past 15 years, IMRA has made an enormous investment in fiber amplifier and fiber laser research, leading the industry in developing the technology required for generation and amplification of very short laser light pulses with excellent beam quality. As the international fiber laser community recognizes the importance of intellectual property licensing, IMRA is continuing to advance the state of this art for the benefit of both manufacturers and users of fiber laser products. We welcome TOPTICA, a key member of this community, as an IMRA licensee."
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