II-VI Infrared Introduces CO Optics and Components

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The II-VI Infrared Division of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a world leader in laser optics, today introduced a new product line of carbon monoxide (CO) optics and components.

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Technology breakthroughs in CO lasers have driven increased demand for commercial applications such as printed circuit board drilling, glass and film cutting, medical procedures. The new generation of 5-6 µm wavelength CO lasers allows the mid-infrared spectrum to be competitively utilized in demanding applications due to smaller spot size, increased efficiencies, and advantageous absorption properties for glass and plastic materials processing. II-VI’s CO optics and components are key enablers of a new generation of CO laser systems.

“Our CO product line is a great complement to our existing CO2 optical products which already serve a broad customer base in the industrial, medical and semiconductor industries. With this new product line, II-VI reinforces its leading position in laser optics as CO laser applications continue to increase in material processing and medical markets,” said John Ryan, Vice President Sales, Laser Solutions Segment, II-VI Incorporated.

The II-VI CO optics and components are designed for 5-6 µm CO lasers. The portfolio includes both internal and external cavity designs comprised of Band Select Mirrors, Beam Combiners, Lenses, Mirrors, Debris Windows and F-Theta assemblies. Single and multiple wavelength coatings as well as custom designs are available.

II-VI Infrared will showcase the new CO optics and components product line at SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 16-18, 2016, in San Francisco, CA, in Hall C, Booth # 2223.

About II-VI Infrared/A Division of II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Infrared is the world leader in CO2 laser optics, delivering an unbeatable combination of innovation, quality, and expertise. II-VI Infrared also delivers the largest vertically integrated CO2 laser optics manufacturing process - from raw materials to finished coated products - in the world. An optics foundry to CO2 laser original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) over the world, consistently building optics to specifications with high performance and quality, II-VI Infrared’s products range from replacement CO2 laser optics and nozzles to lenses, partial reflectors, windows, beam splitters, mirrors, beam expanders, reflective phase retarders, scanning-laser system optics, diamond-turned custom optics, IR optical materials (ZnSe, ZnS, CVD Diamond), and more. Our products and reputation make us the number-one supplier to OEMs of CO2 laser systems worldwide.

About II-VI Incorporated

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in the industrial, optical communications, military, life sciences, semiconductor equipment, and consumer markets. Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, with research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide, the Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms including integrated with advanced software to enable our customers.

CONTACT: Stacey Armagost Stacey.Armagost@II-VI.com II-VI Infrared 375 Saxonburg Blvd Saxonburg, PA 16056 United States Tel. (+1) 724-352-4455 Fax. (+1) 724-352-4980 www.iiviinfrared.com

Source:II-VI Incorporated