Materials ProcessingFrom cutting steel, to drilling via holes in silicon, to marking plastic, a whole range of material processes now make use of the laser to produce results not previously practical.
Additive ManufacturingLightweight, complex mechanical parts can now be “built to order” quickly and automatically, thanks to Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies. AM involves building up a structure by adding
ScientificModern science is able to do what it does because it’s quantitative; it relies on measurements and calculations to deliver solid results.
MedicalBecause a laser beam provides a vehicle for delivering energy in such a precisely controlled way, and without physical contact.
Fiber OpticsThere is often confusion when dealing with beams emerging from a fiber. The geometry is a bit different; we have a diverging beam coming out of a small aperture.
Eye SafetyEven low power laser beams can be hazardous to the human eye. The more sensitive a detector is, the more delicate it is. The human eye is still far and away the ultimate photonic detector.
IPLHair removal…skin rejuvenation…treatment of certain skin conditions…These are all applications in which IPL is commonly used.
Customized SolutionsIntegrating a customized laser measurement tool into your system, to monitor the laser’s performance so that your process continues to do just what you expect it to do, makes good sense.
LED MeasurementsLEDs are increasingly replacing traditional light sources in a wide range of applications. They are small, cheap, power efficient, have longer lifetimes…and the list of advantages goes on.
TelecomThe unique challenges of optical power measurement in telecom applications need unique solutions.
VCSELVertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diodes. Unlike edge emitting laser diodes, VCSELs emit upwards and thus can be easily packaged as emitter arrays containing hundreds of emitters on a single chip.
THz MeasurementThe unique characteristics of THz radiation make it useful in such applications as medical imaging (for example cancer detection), materials characterization, high speed communications, and homeland security surveillance.
AutomotiveLaser light and the automotive industry are closely tight together. On the one hand, high-powered laser-based manufacturing plays a key role in the automotive industry.
Direct EnergyLasers are certainly changing ways that our soldiers and sailors are neutralizing their targets. It is a rapidly emerging technology sector that is allowing our armies and navies to operate more efficiently during conflicts.