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Optical Components Pushed to Precision, Tolerance Limits

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The rise in low-price, high-power lasers is opening up new avenues in manufacturing and the life sciences, which sets some tough challenges for optical component makers to overcome.

MARIE FREEBODY, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, [email protected]

From materials processing and automotive industries to next-generation inspection of semiconductors and laser surgery, the demand for high performance optical components has never been greater. Thanks to the increasing availability of low-price, high-power lasers, innovative industries are demanding more efficient materials processing, smaller components, increasingly detailed inspection, and greater accuracy. Corning Inc. is working on durable fibers that enable a tighter bend radius, helping to support customer demand for smaller optical components. Courtesy of Corning Inc. ...Read full article

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