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Koheras and Arctic Photonics enter strategic agreement

20 Jan 2009

Denmark, January 19, 2009 - Koheras, part of NKT Photonics ; the industrial manufacturer of the SuperK white light fibre laser and Koheras fibre laser systems together with Arctic Photonics, a manufacturer of pulsed solid state laser products announced the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement.

In the agreement, Koheras will gain access to Arctic's unique ultracompact, short pulsed solid-state laser technology and its innovative laser design competence. "We see Arctic's products as a very strategic element for our SuperK range", commented CEO, Jakob Skov. "The combination of Arctic's lasers and SuperK technologies will not only enhance our current products but their ability to design high performance, very compact pulsed lasers will lead to the creation of new products that will be immensely competitive in the markets of today and tomorrow."

Arctic Photonics will benefit with the extensive infrastructure available from the entire NKT Photonics Group. "We are seeing impressive growth in a variety of markets for our pulsed laser technology with Tier 1 customers," remarked Arctic CEO, Scott Buchter. "Access to Koheras' impressive manufacturing and sales infrastructure together with support from the NKT Photonics Group will ensure that we provide the most commercially competitive products and best possible service not only for our rapidly expanding customer base, but also to Koheras's SuperK products as well."

In addition to the technological collaboration, Koheras also acquires a stake in Arctic Photonics as part of the agreement.

Preliminary products which combine technologies from Arctic Photonics and Koheras will be launched at the BiOS (booth #8434) and Photonics West 2009 (booth #5132) exhibitions in California next week.

For more information visit www.koheras.com or www.arcticphotonics.com.

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