ILX Lightwave Donates Laser Diode Control Instruments Worth $10,000 To The University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign

ILX Lightwave announced recently the donation of $10,000 worth of ultra-low noise laser diode instrumentation to the University of Illinois. Dr. Lynford Goddard, an assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, will use the equipment to enhance experimental research into an exciting and novel family of reflective photonic devices based on a distributed Bragg reflector in a micro ring resonator (DBR-MRR). ILX donated a new ultra-low noise laser diode current source, precision temperature controller and laser diode mounts to aid in the research.

According to Lynford Goddard, "We are very excited to have been selected for the ILX Lightwave university donation program. The high stability laser driver and temperature control equipment being donated will enable us to begin a new investigation into environmental stabilization and ultra-low noise lasers." Patrick Gale, ILX Lightwave's Marketing Manager adds, "We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Goddard. Our goal with the university donation program is to provide cutting edge equipment to colleges and universities so they can continue their mission of training future generations of photonic researchers and engineers."

Over the past five years, ILX Lightwave has donated $20,000 worth of equipment annually to colleges and universities. ILX will be again accepting applications through 2011 for another award in January of 2012.

About ILX Lightwave Corporation:
ILX Lightwave is a market and technology leader in laser diode instrumentation and test systems for research, development, and manufacturing. ILX Lightwave customers include Fortune 500 corporations, national research laboratories, government, and educational institutions. ILX Lightwave is headquartered in Bozeman, MT. As an industry leader for almost 20 years, ILX products offer customers the highest levels of performance and reliability. ILX Lightwave products are backed by over 60 application and technical notes and an extensive on-line knowledge base. For more information, visit

About the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is located in east-central Illinois in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has 31,200 students.

SOURCE: ILX Lightwave Corporation