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 News.com a behind-the-scenes look at lasers.

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  • 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.

  • Model 52 Ion laser

    The Model 52 Ion laser. Debuted in 1968, it was the first laser to sell more than 10,000 units. It cost less than $10,000.

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