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January 18, 2013  

IDEX Optics & Photonics’ Dr. Turan Erdogan Interviewed by Laser Focus World

Rochester, NY - IDEX Optics & Photonics’ VP of Marketing and Business Development, Dr. Turan Erdogan, recently sat down with Laser Focus World’s Chief Editor, Conard Holton for an online interview to discuss the recent expansion of the high volume optics facility at Semrock. This new manufacturing capability allows the production of tens-of-thousands of spectrally complex, sputtered optical filters. Traditionally, high end coating technology was not optimized to produce high volume quantities. By combining Semrock’s extensive, proprietary knowledge of thin film coatings with our investment in new thin-film coating technology, Semrock now has the capability of producing high-performance filters in large quantities for volume customers.

 Turan and Conrad also discuss: 
- The focused industry for high volume optical filters
- International competition
- The changes IDEX Corporation has made after acquisitions
- Market growth potential

To view the video please visit: http://www.laserfocusworld.com/laser-focus-world-video-journal.html


Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Corporation, manufactures optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation industries, as well as innovative optical filters for more general laser and optical systems applications.  All Semrock optical filters are made with hard, sputtered optical coatings. OEM filters are manufactured in volume.  End-users benefit from a wide selection of standard catalog products that ship from stock.  Semrock’s patented and patent-pending products include its highly acclaimed BrightLine® fluorescence filters, state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy, and other unique filters for lasers and optical systems.  Semrock’s innovative products, made possible by combining Semrock’s engineering strength with proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under a five-year warranty.

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.  In October 2008 Semrock became a Unit of IDEX Corporation.  

Katie Toma
IDEX Optics & Photonics