New Focus to Showcase Integral High-Precision Laser

New Focus(tm), a division of Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM), announced the launch of a single-wavelength, high-precision laser at LASER World of Photonics 2007 next week. The Integral(tm) laser, which will be demonstrated live on the New Focus stand (B1.622), is designed for precision metrology, including interferometery and Raman imaging and spectroscopy. The laser’s high stability, narrow linewidth and tiny footprint make it ideal for enabling high precision measurements in demanding applications, including terahertz generation, fiber gyroscopes and LIDAR.

“The new Integral laser demonstrates once again our commitment to producing highly stable and reliable products,” said Ken Ibbs, General Manager for New Focus. “With this new laser, and our extensive photonics portfolio, we are targeting significant markets in Europe, including the spectroscopy, industrial laser, laser systems and scientific research sectors.”

New Focus will give live demonstrations of a number of products, including position-sensitive detectors, closed-loop motorized rotary stages, GuideStar(tm) OEM active-beam alignment systems, Granite(tm) OEM light-management solutions, and vacuum and ultraclean solutions.

New Focus has also chosen LASER 2007 to launch its new, revamped company website, allowing improved ease-of-use through dynamic navigation, coupled with the company’s 24/7 global e-commerce system.

About New Focus
New Focus, a division of Bookham, is a leading provider of Simply Better(tm) photonics solutions for demanding semiconductor, life science, industrial, scientific and other applications. New Focus offers an extensive line of OEM solutions, high-performance lasers, modulators, detectors, high-resolution actuators, optomechanics and optics for precision measurement and processing.

About Bookham
Bookham is a leading manufacturer and independent, vertically integrated supplier of high performance, high reliability industrial laser diodes across many markets, including industrial, medical, display, analytical, printing, aerospace and defense. The company boasts two decades of experience as a leader in laser diode development, continued investment in technology and customer support, and offers scalability for cost efficient, high volume production through the use of advanced automated manufacturing processes in its state of the art facility in Zurich. Bookham was the first company to offer 120W 9xxnm diode bars and is a leader in the market for single emitter 8W pigtailed laser modules for fiber laser pumping. The company’s diversified high power laser diode offering ranges from 8W pigtailed multimode modules to 120W bars and 2.4kW fast axis collimated stacks.

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