HORIBA Scientific and NKT Photonics Introduce the World's First Commercial Integrated Supercontinuum Powered Spectrofluorometers

Birkerød, Denmark / Edison, NJ, (PresseBox) - The HORIBA Scientific division of HORIBA Instruments Incorporated (HORIBA), global leader in fluorescence spectroscopy systems, has incorporated into its line of spectrofluorometers the SuperK EXTREME line of white-light lasers from NKT Photonics A/S (NKT), the pioneer of supercontinuum lasers. Under the mutually exclusive agreement, HORIBA has fully integrated NKT's SuperK EXTREME lasers into its software and hardware, and will globally sell the combined product as a fully supported system. This solution represents the first time the high intensity and broad wavelength range of a supercontinuum laser have been seamlessly integrated into a commercial spectrofluorometer.

Jakob Skov (CEO of NKT Photonics) adds: "The SuperK EXTREME offers industry leading quality and reliability and, therefore, it was important for us to find an industrial partner with the same focus on quality. As the leading company in fluorescence spectroscopy, HORIBA is the ideal partner for us and with the integration we have realized a system offering the user unmatched performance and reliability."

Steve Slutter (President of HORIBA Scientific USA) also reinforces: "The combined systems give users unprecedented capabilities such as high power in the NIR and gap-free wavelength tunability for TCSPC measurements.We are very pleased to be working with NKT Photonics. We were looking for the right partner to help us extend the performance of our class leading products. As the pioneers of this technology and the company with the broadest offerings, NKT was a perfect choice. We were especially impressed with their focus on innovation and customer satisfaction, key HORIBA values as well."

The companies plan to exhibit a sample of the integrated system at the Pittsburgh Conference in Orlando Florida later this month.

About HORIBA Scientific USA

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies, part of HORIBA, Ltd. headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand. Part of the HORIBA Group, HORIBA Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in the United States, through its HORIBA Scientific operations, is a world leader in fluorescence spectroscopy - our integrated brands having pioneered commercial systems and designing and manufacturing them for over four decades. The company provides complete steady-state and lifetime solutions for analytical measurements, research and industrial applications. Our instruments are found in universities and industry across the world.

NKT Photonics GmbH

NKT Photonics supplies optical fibers and industrial fiber lasers deployed in markets within material processing, bio-photonics, metrology, optical sensors, LIDAR and many others. The products include pulsed lasers, such as supercontinuum sources, ultra low noise DFB lasers and a wide range of specialty fibers. Produced under the brand names CRYSTAL FIBRE, aeroLASE(TM) , SuperK(TM) and KOHERAS(TM) , the products are based on the company's unique photonic crystal fiber platform and are all designed for use in both industrial and scientific applications with focus on quality and reliability. NKT Photonics has its headquarters in Denmark with sales and service worldwide. NKT Photonics is wholly owned by the Danish industrial conglomerate NKT Holding A/S.

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