Photos: Forty years of lasers at Coherent

Photos: Forty years of lasers at Coherent

Summary: John Ambroseo, CEO of the self-proclaimed worldwide leader in photonics, gives CNET a behind-the-scenes look at lasers.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • Red, green and blue lasers

    The red (635 nanometer), green (532 nanometer) and blue (488 nanometer) lasers all have different wavelengths and thus get used for different tasks. The lasers in this class sell for between $2,495 and $11,995.

  • 699 Ring Dye laser

    A 699 Ring Dye laser. It is used for spectroscopy, or the study of how atoms emit light. Semiconductor manufacturers require these tools to test their products. The ring laser can be tuned for wavelengths of 300 to 900 nanometers.

  • Overhead view of a Ring Dye laser

    An overhead view of the Ring Dye laser.

Topic: Hardware

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