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16267 Lasers from 295 manufacturers listed on GoPhotonics

Laser stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation" and refers to a device that produces a narrow, intense beam of coherent light through the process of stimulated emission. Lasers from the leading manufacturers are listed below. Use the filters to narrow down on products based on your requirement. Download datasheets and request quotes for products that you find interesting. Your inquiry will be directed to the manufacturer and their distributors in your region.

Description: 343 nm Dual Wavelength IR and UV Femtosecond Laser
Wavelength:
343 nm
Power:
1.5 W
Pulse Energy:
20 µJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Femtosecond Lasers
Application:
Cutting, Material processing
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Separate)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Repetition Rate:
1 MHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Ultraviolet
Polarization:
Horizontal
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Description: 355 nm Ultraviolet Picosecond Pulsed Laser
Wavelength:
355 nm
Power:
>50 W
Pulse Energy:
>40 µJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Picosecond Lasers
Application:
OLED processing, 5G flexible printed circuits (FPC...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Repetition Rate:
Single shot to 10 MHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Ultraviolet
Polarization:
Vertical
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Wavelength:
343 nm
Power:
> 15 W
Pulse Energy:
Up to 80 µJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Femtosecond Lasers
Application:
Drilling, Perforating, Cutting
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Repetition Rate:
2 MHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Ultraviolet
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
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Description: 266 nm DPSS Laser system with 25 mW Power
Wavelength:
266 nm
Power:
25 mW
Application:
Raman spectroscopy, Interferometry, Photoluminesce...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Automotive / Industrial & Man...
Technology:
DPSS Laser, Solid State Laser
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
CW Laser
Laser Color:
Ultraviolet
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
Mode:
Single Mode
Polarization:
Vertical
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Description: <0.4 to 5 mW 650 nm Red CW, Pulsed Laser
Wavelength:
650 nm
Power:
<0.4 to 5 mW
Application:
Gun Laser Sights, Laser Barcode Scanners, Miniatur...
Configuration:
Laser Head
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Automotive / Industrial & Man...
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
CW Laser, Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Red
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Description: 1 kW Short-Pulsed Laser for Industrial Applications
Wavelength:
1030 nm
Power:
1000 W
Pulse Energy:
100 mJ
Application:
Laser Ablation, Welding, Drilling, Cutting, Brazin...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Automotive / Industrial & Man...
Repetition Rate:
5 kHz to 100 kHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Near-Infrared
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Description: 532 nm CW Laser for Pump Source & Biomedical Imaging Applications
Wavelength:
532 nm
Power:
18 W
Application:
Medical imaging, Optical Trapping, Optical Tweezer...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Medical, Scientific Research, Entertainment
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
CW Laser
Laser Color:
Green
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
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Description: 970 nm Industrial Grade Diode Lasers for Material Processing Applications
Wavelength:
970 nm
Power:
100 W, 300 W, 600 W, 1000 W, 1500 W, 2000 W
Application:
Pumping Source, Welding, Selective Soldering, Braz...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Automotive / Industrial & Man...
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
CW/Modulated
Laser Color:
Infrared
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Description: 980 nm CW Diode Laser System for Industrial & Scientific Applications
Wavelength:
980 nm
Power:
800 to 1200 W
Application:
Brazing, Annealing, Welding, Selective Soldering
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Technology:
Direct Diode Laser
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
CW Laser
Laser Color:
Near-Infrared
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Description: 405 to 2850 nm VIS-NIR Pulsed Laser System
Wavelength:
405 to 2850 nm
Power:
20 W
Pulse Energy:
40 to 45 mJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Nanosecond Lasers
Application:
Medical & Biotechnology, Spectroscopy, Remote Sens...
Laser Cavity Material:
Nd:YAG
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Medical, Automotive / Industr...
Technology:
Solid State Laser
Repetition Rate:
10 to 20 Hz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Visible, Near-Infrared
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
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Description: 1050 nm Ultrashort Femtosecond Fiber Laser for Optogenetic Applications
Wavelength:
1050 nm (Center)
Power:
>2 W
Pulse Energy:
>6.6 nJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Femtosecond Lasers
Application:
Microscopy, DNA Sequencing, Bio-Medical, Imaging, ...
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research, Medical, Scientific Research,...
Repetition Rate:
30 MHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Infrared
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
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Description: 1542/1064 nm Fabry Perot Laser System
Wavelength:
1064 nm, 1542 nm
Power:
10 mW
Application:
Spectroscopy
Configuration:
OEM Laser Module
Application Industry:
Scientific Research
Technology:
Mode-Locked Laser
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
CW Laser
Laser Color:
Near-Infrared
Gain Medium Type:
Semiconductor Laser
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Description: 5 µm - 16 µm, MIR Tunable Picosecond Lasers for IR Spectroscopy Applications
Wavelength:
1405 nm, 16000 nm
Power:
10 to 100 mW
Ultrafast Laser:
Picosecond Lasers
Application:
Spectroscopy
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Integrated)
Application Industry:
Scientific Research
Technology:
DPSS Laser
Repetition Rate:
87 MHz
Tunable:
Yes
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Infrared
Polarization:
Vertical
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Description: 527 nm Nd:YLF DPSS Laser System for Scientific & Manufacturing Applications
Wavelength:
527 nm
Pulse Energy:
30, 40, 50 mJ
Ultrafast Laser:
Nanosecond Lasers
Application:
Welding, Cutting, Drilling, Marking, Engraving, Cl...
Laser Cavity Material:
Nd:YLF
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Separate)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Technology:
DPSS Laser, Solid State Laser
Repetition Rate:
5 kHz
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
No
Operation Mode:
CW/Pulsed Laser
Laser Color:
Green
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
Mode:
Multi-Mode
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Description: 1070 nm Fiber Laser for Metal Based Additive Manufacturing
Wavelength:
1070 nm
Power:
550 to 1200 W
Application:
Material Processing
Configuration:
Laser Head with Control Unit (Separate)
Application Industry:
Automotive / Industrial & Manufacturing
Tunable:
No
Fiber Coupled:
Yes
Operation Mode:
CW / Modulated
Laser Color:
Infrared
Gain Medium Type:
Solid State Laser
Mode:
Single Mode
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What is a Laser?

A Laser, also known as Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, is a device that produces a coherent and monochromatic beam of light by using optical amplification. The emitted light typically spans a very limited range of wavelengths within the visible, infrared, or ultraviolet spectrum. Various types of lasers exist, such as solid-state lasersliquid lasersgas lasers, and semiconductor lasers.


Characteristics of Laser Beam

Lasers have different characteristics that set them apart from conventional light sources. Firstly, lasers are coherent, meaning that the emitted light waves have a fixed phase relationship, resulting in a tightly focused and organized beam of light. Secondly, they are monochromatic, emitting light of a single, specific wavelength or color, which is advantageous for applications like spectroscopy and optical communication. Also, lasers are highly directional, allowing the light to be tightly focused or collimated, making them ideal for precision tasks like cutting, engraving, and scientific measurements. Lastly, lasers generate high-intensity light beams, capable of concentrating enormous amounts of energy into a small area, enabling them to perform tasks like laser welding, surgery, and material processing with exceptional precision and efficiency. These inherent characteristics make lasers invaluable tools in a wide range of scientific, industrial, medical, and technological applications.

Working of Laser


The key components of a laser include an optical resonator and a gain medium. The optical resonator typically consists of two mirrors placed parallel to each other, with one mirror allowing partial transmission of light. This arrangement forms a cavity where light bounces back and forth between the mirrors. Inside the resonator, there is a gain medium, which can be a solid crystal, a gas, a liquid, or a semiconductor. The gain medium contains atoms or molecules that can be excited to higher energy levels. 

The laser operation begins when energy is supplied to the gain medium, typically through an external light source or electrical discharge. This energy excites the atoms or molecules within the gain medium, causing them to move to higher energy levels. When these excited atoms or molecules return to their lower energy states, they release photons of light.

To create a laser beam, it is important to achieve a state called population inversion. In this state, there are more atoms or molecules in the higher energy levels than in the lower ones. This condition is essential because it enables stimulated emission to dominate over spontaneous emission. As the excited particles release photons, these photons stimulate other excited particles to emit photons of the same frequency, phase, and direction. This leads to an exponential increase in the number of photons with identical properties, resulting in coherent light. The coherent light waves travel in phase, maintaining their phase relationship. Some of the photons created in the gain medium escape through the partially transmitting mirror, forming a focused and intense laser beam. Because the photons in the laser beam have nearly identical wavelengths and are in phase with each other, the laser beam is highly directional and capable of maintaining its concentration of energy over long distances.

Stimulated Emission


Stimulated emission is a fundamental process in lasers that plays an important role in generating coherent and monochromatic laser light. In this process, an atom or molecule in an excited energy state is stimulated to get de-excited to a lower energy state when it interacts with an incoming photon that has a matching energy. As the excited particle returns to a lower energy state, it emits an identical photon in terms of frequency, phase, and direction as the incoming photon. This stimulated emission results in the amplification of light waves within the laser cavity, as more and more photons stimulate additional emissions, creating a cascade effect. 

Pumping in Lasers


Pumping in lasers is the process of providing energy to the laser medium, typically in the form of light or electricity, to stimulate the emission of coherent and monochromatic light. This energy input excites the atoms or molecules within the laser medium to a higher energy state, creating a population inversion, where more atoms or molecules exist in the higher energy state than the lower one. When these atoms return to their lower energy state, they emit photons in a synchronized manner, resulting in an intense and focused laser output beam. 

Three-level and Four-level Laser System

Lasers usually work with three or four energy levels. In a three-level laser, initially, an atom is excited to a high-energy state, but this state has a short lifetime. It then gets de-excited to a slightly lower-energy state called a metastable state. This metastable state is important because it has a long lifetime. This helps in creating a special condition called population inversion. When this happens, the atoms can be stimulated to release laser light and return to their normal state. One example of a three-level laser is the ruby laser, invented by Theodore Maiman.


In a three-level laser, it works best when the ground state doesn't have too many atoms or molecules in it. When atoms give emit light, they tend to collect in this ground state. Here, they can stop the laser from working by absorbing the laser light. So, three-level lasers usually make short bursts of laser light.

A four-level laser is a solution for this. It adds another state between the metastable state and the ground state. This extra state helps to prevent too many atoms or molecules from accumulating in the ground state. As a result, four-level lasers can produce a steady and continuous beam of laser light that can last for a long time, often for days.

Types of Lasers

Some of the different types of lasers are given below:

  • Solid State Lasers: These lasers use solid materials (crystals or glasses) as the active medium. Examples include ruby lasers, neodymium-doped YAG (Nd:YAG) lasers, and erbium-doped fiber lasers.
  • Gas Lasers: These lasers use different gases as the active medium. Examples include helium-neon lasers, argon lasers, and krypton lasers.
  • Semiconductor Diode Lasers: These lasers emit visible or infrared light when an electric current passes through them. They are commonly used in various applications.
  • Fiber-Optic Lasers: These lasers utilize optical fibers to amplify and guide laser light. They are commonly used in telecommunications and data transmission.
  • Dye Lasers: Dye lasers use liquid containing organic dye molecules to emit light across a range of wavelengths, making them tunable and versatile.
  • Chemical Lasers: These lasers rely on chemical reactions to produce excited molecules for stimulated emission. They can generate high-powered laser beams.
  • Free-Electron Lasers: Free-electron lasers emit light when electrons pass through a changing magnetic field, covering a wide range of wavelengths.

Applications of Lasers

Lasers have a number of applications. They serve as precision tools capable of cutting through dense materials like diamonds and thick metals. In the field of medicine, lasers are designed to aid in delicate surgical procedures. Lasers play important roles in data recording and retrieval, communication systems, and the transmission of TV and internet signals. Everyday devices such as laser printers, bar code scanners, and DVD players rely on laser technology. Additionally, lasers contribute to the manufacturing of components for computers and various electronics.

They also feature prominently in instruments known as spectrometers, which assist scientists in analyzing the composition of substances. For instance, the Curiosity rover employs a laser spectrometer to identify chemicals in rocks on Mars. NASA missions harness lasers to investigate Earth's atmosphere and create maps of planetary, lunar, and asteroid surfaces.

Lasers have been instrumental in measuring the distance between the moon and Earth. Astronomers achieve this by timing the travel of a laser beam to the moon and back, enabling precise distance calculations.

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