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nLIGHT Appoints Manoj Kanskar as Vice President of Advanced Technology

Vancouver, Wash. USA September 13, 2011 – Leading high-power semiconductor laser provider nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT) today announced it has hired Manoj Kanskar as Vice President of Advanced Technology. Kanskar most recently served as Vice President of Research & Development at Alfalight, Inc. Prior to Alfalight, Kanskar held positions with Lasertel, Inc. and Spectra-Physics, Inc.
“We are thrilled to welcome Manoj to nLIGHT. He is a key addition to our team, and will significantly add to nLIGHT’s long-term technological advances,” said Jim Haden, Chief Operating Officer.
Kanskar began his career over 20 years ago after receiving his PhD in Physics at the University of Oregon. Kanskar holds five patents and over 40 published industry papers. Additionally, he acts as reviewer for industry publications Electronics Letters by Institution of Engineering and Technology, Photonics Technology Letter by IEEE Photonics Society, and Optics Letters by The Optical Society.
About nLIGHT Corporation
nLIGHT is a leading supplier of high-performance solid-state lasers for material processing, defense, and medical applications. nLIGHT develops and manufactures fiber lasers, diode-pumped solid-state lasers, and direct-diode lasers based on proprietary semiconductor laser diodes and optical fiber technology. For more information see
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