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Jenoptik introduces new products at Photonics West 2013

On February 5-7, 2013, Jenoptik will be presenting new products and advanced technologies in the fields of optics, lasers and infrared technology in San Francisco. Furthermore, the Group is the main sponsor of the SPIE Startup Challenge 2013 to support young entrepreneurs.

In the field of laser material processing, Jenoptik will present the femtosecond laser JenLas® D2.fs with improved parameters. Maintaining stable beam quality, the output power and the pulse repetition rate of the laser have been increased to allow for faster material processing in industry and medical technology. In addition, Jenoptik will exhibit the 1-kilowatt fiber laser JenLas® fiber cw 1000 for application in material processing, in particular for non-contact cutting and welding of metals with high flexibility and speed.

As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of optical systems, Jenoptik will also showcase new ultra-precision optics processed using Ion Beam Figuring (IBF) at Photonics West. The new Silverline F-Theta lens series complements Jenoptik’s portfolio of full fused-silica lenses for micro-processing with high-power and picosecond lasers.

In the field of sensor systems, Jenoptik will introduce the high-definition thermography camera IR-TCM HD 1024 to the US market. The handheld camera allows for the detailed and precise analysis of temperature distribution, in particular in the case of large objects or large focusing distances.

Jenoptik supports the entrepreneur competition SPIE Startup Challenge.

This year Jenoptik will again be the lead sponsor of the annual entrepreneur competition of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE fellow Jay Kumler, responsible for the U.S. activities of the Jenoptik Optical Systems division, will be judge member for the SPIE Startup Challenge 2013 competition, which serves to support entrepreneurial projects. Aspiring entrepreneurs from the field of optical and photonic technologies participating in the SPIE Startup competition will pitch their innovative business ideas to a team of expert judges.

”The SPIE Startup Challenge has become an outstanding opportunity to see early-stage innovation in progress,” says Jay Kumler. ”Partnering with SPIE as a lead sponsor for the past two years is one tool that Jenoptik uses to encourage entrepreneurship in our Group and in our industry. The event fits our values and our corporate culture very well.“

The ten finalists will receive sponsorship opportunity to attend the Entrepreneurship Academies organized by the University of California. The top three finalists will also receive a financial prize.

Visit Jenoptik at Photonics West, February 5-7, 2013, Moscone Center, South Hall, Booth # 1214.

About Jenoptik

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aerospace industry.