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PD-LD Introduces Novel Volume Bragg Grating® Manufacturing Methods

Pennington, N.J. – Nov. 19, 2010 – PD-LD Inc., the worldwide leader in Volume-Bragg Grating (VBG®) technology, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded three new patents pertaining to novel developments in Volume-Bragg Grating® (VBG®) manufacturing, further cementing the company’s leading role, in this branch of laser stabilizing technology.

The new patents focus on three specific areas within VBG manufacturing: alteration of characteristics (Patent No. US 7,796.673), recording structures with a target wavelength (Patent No. US 7,792,003), and manufacturing of three-dimensional VBGs (Patent No. US 7,817,888). These developments represent continued expansion of PD-LD’s broad portfolio of VBG based products, and create opportunities to further diversify VBG applications.

“These new processes add to our already-diverse range of VBG products,” said Tom DeBerardine, PD-LD’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “The expansion of our patent portfolio showcases PD-LD’s commitment to innovation and leadership within the VBG space.”

PD-LD Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Vladimir S. Ban concurred, saying “New manufacturing methods such as these provide a launch pad for addressing novel applications of our technology. We are excited by these advances in VBG manufacturing, and to applying them at the cutting edge of VBG development.”

More information about PD-LD’s wide range of laser and VBG® products, services, and patents can be found on the company’s website at www.pdld.com

About PD-LD

PD-LD, Inc., a photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed or receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED’s, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements and VBG stabilized lasers for a variety of applications including Raman Spectroscopy, High Power Lasers and Displays. For more information, visit www.pd-ld.com

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