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LITEK members was looking for a new possibilities at Photonics West, San Francisco, California

One of the largest exhibitions in the world of lasers and photonics market – Photonics West 2014 took place in San Francisco, California on 4-6th of February and was held in conjunction with the scientific conference. According to the opinion of the most of the participants, this conference is the biggest and the most important event for scientists and companies that works in this field.

According to the organizers, 21360 people were registered for the Photonics West and it consisted of 5784 conference attendees; 8455 exhibition-only visitors and 7121 representatives from participating companies.  There were 1256 exhibiting companies at the Photonics West.

Lithuanian photonics and LITEK companies took part in Photonics West exhibition. Some of them had their own booths (Altechna, Brolis Semiconductors), others were represented by US manufacturers that use Lithuanian production in their lasers or laser systems. The largest Lithuanian booth – 54 sq. m – showcased the products of EKSPLA, Light Conversion, Standa and EKSMA OPTICS. In the US market these companies are represented by Altos Photonics Inc.

It is important to mention the acquaintanceship with the director of Swedish Cluster – Jonas Dahlstrom and the head of the department of ACREO Swedish ICT – Asa Claesson. During the meeting cooperation possibilities between LITEK and Swedish Cluster and their member companies were discussed.  It was agreed to sign a cooperation contract between LITEK and „Fiber Optics Valley“, arrange the visits to each part in order to better comprehend the potential of these clusters and the problems that these clusters are solving within the member companies.

Furthermore, several important meetings were arranged at the exhibition. For example, a very important meeting with the representatives from Coherent* concerning their requirement for the new product – Pockels cells. Meetings regarding special laser components were held with IMRA, Spectra Physics, Beamtech, Gooch and Housego.  Some suppliers of LITEK members from China and USA were also visited during Photonics West.

Up to 100 „Laser components“ catalogues and brochures with USB keys were distributed by LITEK members EKSMA OPTICS and EKSPLA for visitors and during the visits of potential customers and exhibitors.

Due to the high interest in LITEK companies’ products and big visitor flows the need of a bigger booth was identified and the decision was made to order a larger booth of 81 sq. m. for Photonics West 2015.

*Coherent Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of lasers and laser solutions and has 10 percent share of the whole laser market.

Some moments from Photonics West: