Coherent Solutions is new name for Southern Photonics

March 12, 2013
Auckland, New Zealand--Photonics test equipment manufacturer Southern Photonics is rebranding itself as Coherent Solutions ahead of OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA. The rebranding follows the evolution of the company over the past two years to focus its product portfolio on solutions for the photonics test and measurement instrumentation market.  

Auckland, New Zealand--Photonics test equipment manufacturer Southern Photonics is rebranding itself as Coherent Solutions ahead of OFC/NFOEC in Anaheim, CA (March 17-21). The rebranding follows the evolution of the company over the past two years to focus its product portfolio on solutions for the photonics test and measurement instrumentation market.

Andy Stevens, who was previously the Chief Operations Officer for Southern Photonics, will become the new CEO of Coherent Solutions. He says the company is set to grow on the already established global reputation and relationships of the Southern Photonics brand as an OEM supplier, and will continue to produce specialized photonic instrumentation products extending past the optical communications sector into other applications that require the generation, characterization, and analysis of optical signals and pulses.

During Q2 of 2013, the company will be moving into a much larger headquarters and manufacturing facility.


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Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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