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11 Oct 13
II-VI buys Oclaro fiber amplifier business unit

US firm follows up on exclusive option with $88.6 million acquisition; Oclaro CFO Jerry Turin resigns.

09 Oct 13
Thorlabs makes cytometry acquisition

Laser scanning technique developed by CompuCyte has advantages over conventional liquid-phase cytometry.

03 Oct 13
Lensar lands $87M funding to ramp customized cataract surgery

Combination of private equity and debt finance to support global roll-out and further technological development.

02 Oct 13
PV production grows despite 'crisis-led' drop in investment

Market report published by European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

02 Oct 13
Biophotonic Solutions closes $1M funding round

Former Mobius Photonics CEO Kiyomi Monro is now heading up the developer of ultrafast laser pulse compression technology.

01 Oct 13
Qioptiq set for Excelitas sale

Optics group will switch from one private equity owner to another, as Candover continues its asset sell-off.

27 Sep 13
US Navy places $50M order with FLIR

Coast Guard and Navy agree five-year contract with the thermal imaging company.

25 Sep 13
Analyst: existing solar tech to miss 'SunShot' goal

Lux Research says that large corporations must partner with academia to innovate.

24 Sep 13
Head-mounted display market set to expand

A new report predicts strong growth over the next six years.

19 Sep 13
Michael Mertin appointed to German Government Commission

To advise Commission for Corporate Governance – based on his success with Jenoptik.

13 Sep 13
II-VI buys hard-up Oclaro’s GaAs laser diode business for $115m

II-VI also has 30-day option to buy Oclaro’s amplifier and micro-optics business for another $88m.

13 Sep 13
IR imaging market shifting from military to civilian

Military budget cuts and growing commercial markets drive change says analyst Yole Développement.

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