Laser News

  1. Russian Scientists Develop A Minimally Traumatic And Inexpensive Ceramic Laser Scalpel

    Scientists from MIPT and their colleagues have developed a novel compact and powerful ceramic-based laser – it will be used as a minimally traumatic and inexpensive laser scalpel for surgical operations, and also for cutting and engraving composite materials.

  2. Ophir Announces Photodiode Sensor For Measuring Power Of Laser Bar Code Scanners And Laser Printer Scanners

    Ophir Photonics Group recently announced the BC20-V1 laser sensor for measuring the power of scanned or intermittent beams. The BC20-V1 is a photodiode sensor that measures any wavelength over the spectral range of 400 – 1100nm. It is the only product on the market that is capable of measuring the power of laser bar code scanners; it also measures laser printer scanners and the peak power of pulsed mode lasers. 

  3. Coherent’s New Generation Of High Power, Industrial, Picosecond Lasers

    Coherent offers a new generation of industrial picosecond lasers featuring high performance and exceptional reliability in a lower cost platform to make a wide range of precision materials processing economically viable.  The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ (typically with 10 ps pulse duration), at repetition rates up to 2 MHz.

  4. New Laser System Captures Two Types Of Microscopy Images With One Light Source

    Researchers have designed a simple new laser system that allows the acquisition of two types of microscopy images with a single light source.

  5. New Green Nanosecond Lasers Increase Materials Processing Throughput

    Coherent, Inc. recently announced the expansion of their AVIA family of lasers with new, green output models that offer an unmatched combination of power, reliability, and compact size for a range of precision materials processing applications. The new AVIA NX products are q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers that deliver up to 65W of average power at 532 nm from a laser head that measures less than two feet (587 mm) in length. 

  6. Xenics USA And Laser Components USA Have Signed Exclusive Distribution Agreement In North America

    Xenics USA, Inc., Xenics North and Latin American office, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Laser Components’ North American sales, marketing and distribution office. With this new agreement, Laser Components USA, Inc. will become the partner to sell and market Xenics in-house developed SWIR line-scan imagers with rectangular pixels. The agreement was jointly signed on February 12, 2016 at the Photonics West Trade show held in San Francisco.

  7. Excelitas Sensors And Custom Delivery Contribute To LIGO Scientific Collaboration To Detect Gravitational Waves

    Excelitas Technologies® Corp. recently announced that its photodiode technology was used in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) discovery that recently confirmed yet another prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The Excelitas YAG-444AH Silicon PIN Photodiode monitored YAG wavelength laser beam quality. The Excelitas’ C30665GH InGaAs PIN Photodiode detected the effect of gravitational waves after they traveled through the interferometers’ 4km-long arms.

  8. New Diode Lasers Offer Higher Performance For Surgical And Aesthetic Medical Procedures

    Coherent Inc. released new high performance diode lasers at 1060 nm and 1470 nm for surgical and aesthetic medical procedures. These products are designed to achieve new benchmarks in performance while ensuring superior batch-to-batch consistency and overall quality.

  9. Laser Spectrometer Detects Diseases From Your Breath

    Photonics researchers at the University of Adelaide are developing an instrument that works like an 'optical dog's nose', quickly and accurately detecting molecules in gas samples for medical and industrial applications.

  10. UAH Professor’s Laser Space Energy System Generates a Patent

    A space-based system that relies on lasers to generate and deliver energy to spacecraft has won a University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) professor a U.S. patent and could become a first-line defense against asteroids on a collision course with Earth.