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Direct Diode Laser System targets industrial applications.

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February 3, 2010 - Hermes DDL includes compact, turnkey laser fully integrated with drive electronics and optics capable of delivering up to 1.5 kW of power at various programmable pulse lengths and duty cycles. Suited for mounting on gantry type workstations and adaptable for robotic applications, laser can be used for coating removal, material ablation, thin film materials processing, fabric cutting, and polymer welding.

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Original Press Release

Intense Ltd. Announces High Power Turnkey Direct Diode Laser System at Photonics West 2010

Press release date: January 27, 2010

San Francisco, California - Intense Ltd., developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, today announced at Photonics West the release of Hermes DDL, a turnkey Direct Diode Laser System. Powered by Intense's patented QWI enabled high temperature QCW stack technology, Hermes DDL is the company's first turnkey industrial laser system. It includes a compact, turnkey laser that comes fully integrated with drive electronics and optics capable of delivering up to 1.5kW of power at various programmable pulse lengths and duty cycles. The Hermes DDL is ideally suited for mounting on gantry type workstations or can be easily adapted for robotic applications.

"The DDL showcases Intense's high power/high temperature QCW stacks and our extensive design and higher level integration capabilities," stated Kevin Laughlin, Chief Commercial Officer at Intense. "We can integrate drive electronics and complex optical beam shaping components to create innovative, robust, and competitively priced platform for industrial and defense applications."

The Hermes DDL is designed for such industrial applications as coating removal, material ablation, thin film materials processing, fabric cutting, and polymer welding. The company uses similar configurations as the basis for customer defense systems, such as imaging, LIDAR, and countermeasures.

Availability The Hermes DDL is available now for industrial applications. Pricing is based on quantities ordered.

About Intense Intense Ltd., headquartered in Glasgow, UK, and with a central manufacturing line in North Brunswick, New Jersey, US, is a leading provider of single and multimode monolithic laser array products and integrated high power laser diodes. The company's patented innovations in Quantum Well Intermixing (QWI) and Asymmetric Waveguides (AW) generate uniquely high power, brightness, and reliability. This, combined with innovative integrated solutions, high volume manufacturing facilities, delivers unsurpassed product quality and value to customers in the print and imaging, defense, industrial, display, and medical markets. For more information, visit http://www.intenseco.com.

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