GSI Lumonics receives multi-unit excimer laser sales order for manufacture of Fibre Bragg Gratings

Microelectronics International

ISSN: 1356-5362

Article publication date: 1 December 2000

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(2000), "GSI Lumonics receives multi-unit excimer laser sales order for manufacture of Fibre Bragg Gratings", Microelectronics International, Vol. 17 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/mi.2000.21817cab.019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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GSI Lumonics receives multi-unit excimer laser sales order for manufacture of Fibre Bragg Gratings

GSI Lumonics receives multi-unit excimer laser sales order for manufacture of Fibre Bragg Gratings

Keywords GSI Lumonics, Telecommunications, Lasers

GSI Lumonics recently announced the receipt of several multiple unit orders for excimer lasers to be used in the manufacture of Fibre Bragg Gratings (FBG) for the telecommunications industry.

Fibre Bragg Gratings are an essential component of certain types of Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems, an area of rapid growth in fibre optic telecommunications. This latest order means that GSI Lumonics has now sold over 70 of these lasers for this particular application.

"It's particularly satisfying that the majority of our excimer laser business in this area comes from the repeat orders of customers already using our lasers to make these 'state-of-the-art' devices", says Jim Higgins, product line manager, GSI Lumonics. "Our success is driven by their requirements to expand production capacity in response to rapid growth in the demand for FBG based devices".

Telecommunications is a vibrant market that is becoming increasingly important to GSI Lumonics. In addition to the company's excimer laser business, it also supplies components from its optics division and also through the laser micro-welding of active devices, such as laser diode and fibre package assemblies.