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April 18, 2005  

Semrock Introduces 2” Ultra-broadband MaxMirror®

Rochester, N.Y. - Semrock, Inc., today announced that its award- winning ultra-broadband MaxMirror® is now available in a 2" (50.4 mm) diameter version, ideal for use in imaging systems or for the delivery of large optical beams.

The MaxMirror is the only mirror on the market with greater than 99% reflectivity for all wavelengths from 350 nm to 1100 nm and for any polarization state, and for all angles of incidence from 0° to 50° simultaneously – yet with high laser damage threshold. The complex manufacturing process used to fabricate this state-of-the-art mirror had previously limited its availability to a standard one-inch size. Recent process improvements, driven by popular demand, have now made the new 2" size available.

The MaxMirror is useful in any application that calls for steering a diverse range of wavelengths of arbitrary polarization, especially from multi-wavelength laser systems such as Nd:YAG lasers operating at 1064 nm, 532 nm and 355 nm. System examples include Ti:sapphire-laser-based analytical systems, such as confocal microscopes, that use the excitation of higher harmonics or multiphoton fluorescence in the visible and the near-UV. The MaxMirror enables both the delivery of excitation light to and from the sample, and the efficient collection of broadband signal light.

"The unrivaled versatility of the MaxMirror, already without precedent, is now increased by this new development," says Dr. Turan Erdogan, CTO of Semrock, Inc.

The same process improvements that enabled the introduction of the 2" MaxMirror have resulted in a new lower price for the 1" MaxMirror.

In further news, Semrock has received a Notice of Allowance from the US Patent and Trademark office for the MaxMirror patent application.




About Semrock:
Semrock manufactures high-performance optical coatings and filters that are setting the standard in optical filters for the biotech and analytical instrumentation markets. Semrock products include the highly acclaimed BrightLine™ series of fluorescence filters for microscopy, flow cytometry and other fluorescence-based instrumentation, exceptional filters for Raman spectroscopy, and unique biomedical laser system optics. Semrock's pioneering products are made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary technology. Founded in September 2000, Semrock is based in Rochester, New York, a well-known center of optics, and has sales offices throughout the United States.

For additional information about Semrock, its innovative products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at www.semrock.com.

Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation