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Bookham New Focus Unveils An Expanded Product Range At Photonics West

Posted on: 21 Jan 05

San Jose, CA – January 20, 2005 – New Focus™, a division of Bookham (NASDAQ: BKHM), announced today that it is unveiling a series of innovative, high quality products at the Photonics West tradeshow next week.

The new products range from optomechanical and motion control products to optoelectronics and lasers and enable low noise detection, highly stable measurements and precise positioning.  All New Focus optomechanical products are now backed by the recently announced, industry-leading lifetime warranty.  Bookham New Focus is also offering a three-year extended warranty on the new opto-electronics and all other New Focus receivers, detectors and modulators.

“Bookham New Focus has a strong tradition of innovation and quality,” said Nadim Maluf, VP of Marketing, Bookham New Focus.  “The introduction of these new products further broadens our offering of pioneering photonics products and, with the industry-leading lifetime and extended warranties, demonstrates our continued commitment to quality.”

Included among the new products being featured are:
o motorized translation stages with precision position control and tiny footprint
o a line of low-noise, user-friendly receivers and detectors
o a line of translation stages with exceptional stability and compact footprint
o single-frequency tunable lasers at new wavelengths for spectroscopy applications

Also featured at the Bookham New Focus stand (no. 1721) will be the recently launched Clarity™ line of fluorescence filters. The filters mark the first transfer of the Bookham industry-leading thin-film optical-filter technology from the telecommunications market into the life-sciences market. The filters’ superior contrast and exceptional reliability, backed by a five-year warranty, is unmatched by the older technologies currently used by life-sciences vendors.


Notes to editors

1. Photonics West has become North America's largest commercial exhibition on optics, lasers, biomedical optics, optoelectronic components, and imaging technologies.  Photonics West 2005 is being held at the San Jose Convention Center, California between 22-27 January.  For more information visit
2. To request photographs of the new products please contact

If you would like a tour of the stand (no. 1721), or would like an interview with a Bookham New Focus representative please contact Helen Lyman Smith on +44 (0)115 950 8399 or email

Bookham, Inc (NASDAQ: BKHM) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of optical components, modules and subsystems.  The company’s optical components, modules and subsystems are used in various applications and industries, including telecommunications, data communications, aerospace, industrial and military.  Since 2002, the company has acquired the optical components businesses from Nortel Networks and Marconi, as well as Ignis Optics, Inc., the business of Cierra Photonics Inc., New Focus, Inc., and Onetta, Inc. The company has manufacturing facilities in the UK, US, Canada, China and Switzerland; and offices in the US, UK, France, Italy, and China; and employs approximately 2000 people worldwide. 

More information on Bookham, Inc is available at

Bookham   New Focus, Clarity, and all other Bookham Technology plc product names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bookham Technology plc in the U.S.A. and other countries.


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Hollie Young
01522 883640

Last updated on: 27/08/2010

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