Jenoptik receives order for medical lasers worth 3 million euros
Green thin-disk lasers for prestigious German manufacturer
Jenoptik has been mass-producing these lasers for medical technology applications, at a rate of approx. 2,000 units a year, at its Jena site since 1999. Over 13,000 of these lasers, which Jenoptik is constantly improving, are in use around the world. Production of the diode-pumped green thin-disk lasers at the Jena site is certificated to meet the stringent requirements in the area of medical technology. As a result, Jenoptik is one of the few suppliers in the world which can mass-produce these complex lasers and laser systems in large batches with the high level of quality and process assurance required for medical use.
The green lasers emit laser light at 532 nanometers and are ideally suited for integration into laser therapy systems. In the area of medical technology lasers are applied in ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery and urology.
The market for medical lasers is expected to continue its growth. The Laser Focus World specialist magazine forecasts an increase in sales with medical lasers worldwide from 432 million USD in 2010 to 487 million USD in the current fiscal year. In addition to lasers, the Jenoptik Group also supplies optical modules and systems as well as digital microscope cameras for the medical technology market. Sales in this growth industry came to more than 30 million euros in 2010.
Jenoptik's Lasers & Material Processing division
In the Lasers & Material Processing division Jenoptik has control of the entire value-added chain of laser material processing and is one of the leading providers - from component through to complete system. In the area of laser, Jenoptik has specialized in high-quality semiconductor materials and reliable diode lasers as well as innovative solid-state lasers, for example thin-disk and fiber lasers. In the area of high-power diode lasers Jenoptik is acknowledged worldwide as a leader in quality. In the area of laser processing systems we develop systems that are integrated into production facilities for our customers as part of their process optimization and automation. These systems enable our customers to work with plastics, metals, glass, ceramics, semiconductor materials and solar cells, both in thin-film as well as wafer technology, with maximum efficiency, precision and safety.