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University of Illinois Buys Laser System
February 28, 2008
University of Illinois Selects Zecotek’s New CW Ti: Sapphire Laser and Frequency Doubling Device for Quantum Physics Project
Vancouver, BC, February 28, 2008 - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F) today announced that the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A., has ordered its proprietary TIS-SF-777 Ti: Sapphire laser (Triple Seven laser) and a FD-SE-07 resonant frequency doubler. The tandem device has the ability to deliver a super-narrow line of powerful radiation in the blue spectral range and provides a significant new tool for application in fields such as nanolithography, nanostructured materials and quantum physics where single atoms and ions can now be cooled, trapped, and precisely manipulated using laser beams.
“We are extremely pleased that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has selected our proprietary Triple Seven laser and resonant frequency doubler for work in the important area of quantum research,�? said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek. “The Physics Department at the University recognizes that Zecotek has significantly moved the performance criteria for this class of laser device. We are justifiably proud of the expertise and innovation the Triple Seven laser represents as it joins Zecotek’s growing portfolio of leading edge photonic products.�?
A key feature of Zecotek’s Triple Seven laser is its super-narrow radiation line width. The device specification provides for an absolute line width of less than 10 kHz rms. However, in performance testing, the absolute width of the output radiation line has been determined at 1 kHz – an exceptional performance parameter for this class of laser. Another key feature of Zecotek’s frequency doubler is its conversion efficiency which, at >25%, also sets a new performance standard for commercial products.
Zecotek’s Ti:Sapphire lasers are manufactured under contract by Tekhnoscan J.S. of Novosibirsk, for Zecotek Laser Systems Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zecotek Photonics.
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