Mark Slutzki Product manager
High power laser systems are making their way into more and more industrial applications. From cutting steel, to drilling via holes in silicon, to marking plastic, a whole range of processes now make use of the laser to produce results not previously practical. Advances in fiber lasers in particular, with their scalability, beam quality and wall-plug efficiency, have made laser beams with powers of many tens of KW a common tool available to commercial users. Even processes requiring more modest power levels often use a high-power laser system and distribute the beam to multiple lower-power workstations, to benefit from the resulting process uniformity across a production line.