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New Laser Technologies Displacing Old

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High-power fiber and diode lasers are reshaping the materials processing sector, while powerful blue lasers are finding their niche in select welding applications.

HANK HOGAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, hank.hogan@photonics.com

For some CO2 laser applications, the end is at hand, with fiber lasers having almost totally replaced the older technology. Another shift currently brewing is due to the arrival of high-power diode lasers, which are impacting materials processing and driving down the cost of ultrafast lasers...Read full article

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