Power Technology Acquires Advanced DPSS Laser Manufacturer KLASTECH GmbH
Little Rock, AR, January 30, 2013 – Power Technology, Inc (Little Rock, AR) has acquired the business of KLASTECH GmbH. KLASTECH manufactures advanced diode pumped solid state (DPSS) lasers for metrology, holography, bio-fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, and semiconductor inspection applications.
KLASTECH is an innovative manufacturer of instrument quality DPSS lasers based in Dortmund, Germany. KLASTECH DPSS lasers are based on their patented Intra-cavity Impedance-Matched Amplification-Tuned (iMAT®) technology. This technology employs a complex dual cavity design that significantly increases 2nd harmonic conversion efficiency, produces an inherently diffraction limited output, and provides natural frequency selective performance.
“The addition of KLASTECH allows Power Technology to provide advanced, cutting edge, laser solutions to our customers” stated Walter Burgess, Vice President and Owner at Power Technology. “We are excited not only about the great products KLASTECH adds, but also the extensive innovative laser knowledge the KLASTECH team adds to Power Technology.”
Power Technology will retain the KLASTECH organization in its entirety, and will be working over the next several months to seamlessly integrate both products and employees into the Power Technology organization. Production and sales of the KLASTECH laser line will continue in KLASTECH’s German location in Dortmund until further notice.
“Becoming part of Power Technology is a major step forward in KLASTECH’s development as it continues to enhance its reputation as a leading German single frequency DPSS laser manufacturer” said Christopher J. Madin, CEO KLASTECH. “Power Technology is a well respected, long standing laser manufacturer of cutting edge diode laser solutions. KLASTECH’s proprietary iMAT® DPSS laser technology will add a new dimension to the already extensive PTI product portfolio.”
Power Technology, Inc., established in 1969, is a leading designer and manufacturer of laser diode products for OEM analytical, biomedical, industrial, semiconductor inspection, defense & security, and machine vision applications.