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Clothing manufacturer uses lasers
A clothing manufacturer uses lasers from Coherent to cut fabric, burn holes into shirts or bleach a pattern into the fabric. The bleaching is accomplished by turning the power down. In Asia, kiosks now let consumers bleach a digital photograph onto their pants.
Using lasers to replace conventional light sources in TVs
Coherent is looking at ways to use lasers to replace conventional light sources in rear-projection TVs or digital cinema systems. Lasers can provide a wider spectrum of colors. The color spectrum for standard light sources is on the left.