Industry Newsmakers Second Quarter 2010


<h2 align="center"> Industry Newsmakers</h2> <p align="center"> <em>Second Quarter 2010 </em></p> <p align="left"> The following is a corporate news roundup from the <a href="">Optical Society</a> (OSA).&nbsp; This quarterly gathering of industry news is a complimentary service offered by the OSA PR team.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>For more information on these or other <a href="">OSA corporate members making news</a>, please contact Angela Stark at <a href=""></a> or 202.416.1443.</em></p> <table align="right" border="1" bordercolor="#000000" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1" height="500" width="273"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="263"> <p align="center"> <strong><font size="3">OSA CORPORATE MEMBERS<br /> MAKING NEWS</font></strong></p> <center> &nbsp;</center> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Coherent, Inc. - </strong><u><a href="" target="_blank">Coherent Opens CO2 Laser Applications Lab in China</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>Chroma Technology Corp. </strong>-- <u><a href="" target="_blank">Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces Recognize Top Small Employers with Exceptional Workplaces</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>CVI Melles Griot -</strong> <u><a href="" target="_blank">CVI Melles Griot honored as a 2010 New Mexico Technology Flying 40 Award Recipient</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>JDSU &ndash; </strong><u><a href="" target="_blank">JDSU<strong> </strong>Revs Up Car Colors with Cadillac</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>Ocean Optics</strong> -- <u><a href="" target="_blank">Ocean Optics Contributes to Gulf Air Quality Monitoring in Wake of Deepwater Horizon Spill</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>Shasta Crystals</strong> - <u><a href="" target="_blank">Shasta Crystals receives $150,000 SBIR Grant from the NSF</a> </u></p> <p> <strong>Toptica Photonics</strong> --<u> <a href="" target="_blank">TOPTICA is awarded 5.2 Mio &euro; Contract by ESO for Sodium Guide Star Facility</a> </u></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> <strong>Second Quarter 2010 Industry News Summary</strong></p> <p> 2010 is proving to be a tremendous year, with innovative products lending a hand in the gulf oil spill disaster to many OSA corporate members being recognized as leaders not only in the field of optics and photonics but also in their business practices.</p> <p> <em>Focus on Applications</em></p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">JDSU&rsquo;s</a></u> ChromaFlair&trade; pigments technology is now being used in select Cadillac vehicles to create innovative and exciting new colors. The pigments add depth to cars by changing color when viewed from different angles. Most recently, Cadillac leveraged JDSU pigments for its Tuscan Bronze paint as a special color option for the 2010 Cadillac CTS, STS and DTS models, while Thunder Gray is available on 2010 CTS and STS models.</p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">Ocean Optics</a></u> Modular HR2000 spectrometers are enabling air quality monitoring in the Gulf of Mexico as part of Argos Scientific&rsquo;s portable UV DOAS air monitoring system.&nbsp; Argos Scientific is working in conjunction with Hillsborough County, Florida, to monitor the environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The project has special significance to Ocean Optics as the company is located on the Gulf side of Florida and its community will be affected in coming months as the oil advances, upsetting both water and air quality.&nbsp;</p> <p> <em>Business Partnerships and Agreements</em></p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">Coherent, Inc.</a></u> has opened a new CO2 laser applications laboratory in Beijing, China. This facility will give customers in the rapidly growing Chinese materials processing and microelectronics markets the ability to get quick feedback on the suitability of their specific application for CO2 laser processing.&nbsp; The Coherent Beijing applications laboratory is currently able to process a wide variety of laser/ material interactions with up to 400 watts of laser power.</p> <p> <em>Awards and Accolades</em></p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">Chroma Technology Corp.</a></u> has been named one of the top 20 Top Small Company Workplaces of 2010 by Inc. Magazine. Chroma Technology was selected out of 500 applicants. The common characteristics of the Top Small Company Workplaces include a commitment to aligning their workforce with a clear vision, mission, and values; communicating with openness and trust; and investing in employees&rsquo; continuous learning and development.</p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">CVI Melles Griot</a></u> was presented with the New Mexico Technology 2010 Flying 40 award for being one of the fastest growing technology companies headquartered in New Mexico.</p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">Shasta Crystals</a></u> has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Phase I project entitled: &ldquo;Potassium Lithium Niobate (KLN) grown by Modified Laser Heated Pedestal Growth technique for blue and UV laser applications.&rdquo;</p> <p> <u><a href="" target="_blank">Toptica</a></u> has been awarded the final development and supply contract for the deployment of the lasers at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Paranal, Chile. Within a period of about three years Toptica will build for ESO, with MPBC, four robust, compact, turn-key complete laser systems including active wavelength stabilization. They will be installed right into the existing telescope structure of the VLT, in Chile, and the 20 W fundamental mode laser sources are designed to provide the backbone of the VLT Adaptive Optics Facility for many years to come.</p> <p align="center"> <strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <br />