Laser Energy Probes feature proprietary coating.

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MaxBlack laser energy probes, J25LP-MB and J45LP-MB, measure laser pulse energy from 200 µJ to 2J at rep rates to 1,000 pps from 0.19 to 11 µm. Probes perform at fluency levels up to 265 mJ/cm2 at 1064 nm. Proprietary coating offers significant improvements over large-area, black-painted probes. Probes are more resistant to scratches and laser damage yet maintain features such as flat spectral response and low reflectance.



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Coherent-Molectron Introduces MaxBlack(TM) Laser Energy Probes



Santa Clara, Calif., February 14, 2003 - Coherent-Molectron (Portland, OR) introduces the MaxBlack laser energy probes. The MaxBlack energy probes J25LP-MB and J45LP-MB are well suited to measure laser pulse energy from 200 µJ to 2J at rep rates to 1,000 pps for lasers across the spectrum-0.19 µm to 11 µm. MaxBlack probes are designed to perform at fluency levels up to 265 mJ/cm2 at 1064 nm.

According to Burt Mooney, director of sales for Coherent Molectron, "Thanks to our new, proprietary coating technology, the MaxBlack probes offer significant performance improvements over large-area, black-painted probes. They're faster, more sensitive, and more resistant to scratches and laser damage across the spectrum, yet they maintain the desirable features of black paint-including broad, flat spectral response, low reflectance, and good spatial uniformity."

Originally founded in 1985 Molectron Detector Inc. was acquired by Coherent Inc. in December 2002. Coherent-Molectron designs and manufactures custom and standard detectors, electronics and instruments for measuring laser power and energy. The acquisition further enhances Coherent's instruments and components portfolio, providing customers with the broadest range of laser measurement and control solutions.

Founded in 1966, Coherent, Inc. is a Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 company and a world leader in providing photonics-based solutions for the commercial and scientific research markets. Please direct any questions to Burt Mooney, Molectron director of sales, at (800) 366-4340. For more information about Coherent, including product and financial updates, visit our Web site at www.CoherentInc.com.

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