COHERENT at the BLECHEXPO 2011

Dieburg, (PresseBox) - Since its foundation as a laser manufacturer in 1966, Coherent Inc. has become the laser tools and technology leader in a number of markets and applications. Our products feature precision, power and performance, and provide significant cost advantages for customers competing in the most demanding industrial markets. The unique characteristics of our product portfolio, combined with the dedication and support of our worldwide sales, service and application experts, provide a decided advantage to our end users as they seek to push the envelope of industrial manufacturing.

In addition to a wide range of beam sources, Coherent provides a suite of application specific laser machining centers that offer the industry's best performance in a compact size. These tools, available with a wide range of lasers from 150W to 1000W, provide the lowest cost of operation of any flatbed laser cutting system available today, and are designed for cutting a wide range of materials - from metal to organics including plastic, acrylic and wood.

The company, which is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, has R & D and manufacturing facilities at a number of locations around the world - in Europe these are in Germany and Great Britain. Both sites play a central role for the California headquartered company.

The name Coherent has become a synonym for the combination of superior reliability and cutting-edge performance.

Core Skills

Innovative and customized laser sources, laser tools, leading-edge beam forming and beam guidance systems as well as laser beam measurement and control equipment.

Coherent's major products include

Laser Machining Tools . Diode lasers . CO2 lasers . Diode-pumped solid-state lasers . Optically pumped semiconductor lasers . Ultra short-pulse lasers . Tunable CW-lasers . Excimer lasers . Laser beam analysis and instrumentation . Optical systems

R/D Summary

Ongoing developments in lifetimes and reliability of the laser sources lead to a continuous improvement of performance and cost reductions.

Applications

Materials Processing e. g. cutting, welding, marking, rapid prototyping

Microelectronic e.g. flat panel display, marking, inspection, metrology, photovoltaic

Scientific Research e.g. regenerative amplification, spectroscopy

OEM & Instrumentation e.g. cytometry, microscopy, DNA Sequencing, refractive surgery

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