Thursday, November 24, 2011

3S Photonics Acquires Manlight for Optical Amplifiers

3S PHOTONICS, formerly Alcatel Optronics then Avanex France, has acquired Manlight S.A.S. for an undisclosed sum.

3S PHOTONICS, which is based in Nozay, France, designs, develops, manufactures and sells active components powered by in-house III-V optoelectronic chips as well as passive components using Fiber Bragg Gratings (FBG). The company also provides foundry services using its related epitaxial and wafer processing expertise.

Manlight is a supplier of optical fiber amplifiers and lasers for telecommunication transport networks, broadband access networks, defense,
and industrial markets. Based in Lannion, France, Manlight was founded in 2006 through the acquisition of Highwave Optical Technologies assets. The company has 30 employees.