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Commercial Laser Lines

Photonics Media presents a look at the major commercial laser lines, the wavelengths they produce, and their many applications. Click on a laser to see its applications and find suppliers, when available. Use the filters to narrow your search by application or laser type.

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ULTRAVIOLET
110 - 162 nm
H2
H2
110-162 nm


Laser Types
    • Gas


157 nm
F2
F2
157 nm


Laser Types
    • Gas


185 - 215 nm
Alexandrite
(fourth harmonic) (tunable)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


190 - 20000 nm
Ti:sapphire
(pumped OPA)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


193 nm
ArF Excimer
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Laser Types
    • Gas


213 nm
Nd:YAG
(fifth harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


224.3 nm
HeAg

Laser Types
    • Gas


240 - 280 nm
Alexandrite
(third harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


248 nm
KrF
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    + Industrial

Laser Types
    • Gas


248.6 nm
NeCu

Laser Types
    • Gas


250 - 300 nm
Ti:sapphire
(third harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


257.3 nm
Ar-ion

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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Laser Types
    • Gas


260 - 270 nm
Ytterbium Fiber
(fourth harmonic)


Laser Types
    • Fiber


266 nm
Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


266 nm
Nd:YAG
(fourth harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


290 - 460 nm
GaN and AlGaN

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


308 nm
XeCl Excimer

Laser Applications
    • Communications
    + Industrial

Laser Types
    • Gas


325 nm
HeCd
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Laser Types
    • Metal Vapor


337.1 nm
N2

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


345 - 360 nm
Ytterbium Fiber
(third harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Fiber


351 nm
Ar-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


351 nm
XeF Excimer

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Laser Types
    • Gas


355 nm
Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4
(third harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


360 - 430 nm
Alexandrite
(second harmonic) (tunable)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


360 - 460 nm
Ti:sapphire
(second harmonic) (tunable)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


364 nm
Ar-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


370 - 920 nm
Dye
(tunable)

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Laser Types
    • Dye


375 nm
InGaN

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


VISIBLE
400 - 2400 nm
Supercontinuum White Light


405 nm
InGaN

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


415 nm
GaN

Laser Applications
    + Information Processing

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


416 nm
Kr-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


428 nm
Na
Nitrogen
428 nm



440 nm
InGaN

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


441.6 nm
HeCd
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Laser Types
    • Metal Vapor


445 - 450 nm
GaN

Laser Applications
    • Information Processing

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


457 nm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


457.9 nm
Ar-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


470 nm
InGaN

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


472.7 nm
Ar-ion

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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Laser Types
    • Gas


473 nm
Nd:YAG

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


476.5 nm
Ar-ion

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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Laser Types
    • Gas


488 nm
InGaAs

Laser Applications
    • Communications

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


488 nm
Ar-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


488 nm
Xe

Laser Types
    • Gas


491 nm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


510.6 nm
Cu-vapor

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Metal Vapor


514.5 nm
Ar-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


515 nm
Yb:YAG

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


515 - 540 nm
Ytterbium Fiber
(second harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Fiber


532 nm
Nd:YAG
(second harmonic)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


539.5 nm
Xe

Laser Types
    • Gas


543.5 nm
HeNe
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Laser Types
    • Gas


561 nm
Nd:YAG

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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    • Industrial
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    • Other

Laser Types
    • Solid State


568.2 nm
Kr-ion

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
    • Other

Laser Types
    • Gas


578.2 nm
Cu-vapor

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Metal Vapor


593.5 nm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


594.1 nm
HeNe
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


600 - 900 nm
CW OPO
(tunable)


Laser Types
    • Solid State


611.9 nm
HeNe
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


628 nm
Ruby
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


630 - 680 nm
InGaAlP
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Laser Applications
    + Information Processing
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Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


632.8 nm
HeNe
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Laser Types
    • Gas


635 nm
AlGaInP

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


647.1 nm
Kr-ion
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


659 nm
Nd:YAG

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


670 nm
AlGaInP

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


670 nm
GaInP

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


671 nm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


676.4 nm
Kr-ion
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Laser Types
    • Gas


694.3 nm
Ruby
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


700 - 1000 nm
Ti:sapphire
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


700 - 1300 nm
Ultrafast OPO

Laser Types
    • Solid State


720 - 860 nm
Alexandrite
(tunable)

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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


750 - 910 nm
GaAs

Laser Applications
    + Biomedical/Medical

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


750 - 980 nm
AlGaAs
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Laser Applications
    + Communications
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Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


775 nm
Erbium Fiber
(second harmonic)


Laser Types
    • Fiber


NEAR-INFRARED
780 nm
AlGaAs

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


808.5 nm
InGaAsP
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Laser Applications
    + Communications

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


830 nm
AlGaAs

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


900 - 1500 nm
Color Center
(tunable)

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Laser Applications
    + Other

Laser Types
    • Solid State


900 - 1700 nm
Cr:ZnSe/S
(second harmonic)


Laser Types
    • Solid State


914 nm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


946 nm
Nd:YAG

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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    • Industrial
    • Military
    • Other

Laser Types
    • Solid State


980 nm
InGaAs
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Laser Applications
    • Communications

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


980 nm
InGaAsP
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Laser Applications
    + Communications

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


1 - 1.9 µm
InGaAsP
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Laser Applications
    + Communications

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


1.03 µm
Yb:YAG

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.03 - 1.11 µm
Ytterbium Fiber
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Laser Types
    • Fiber


1.047 µm
Nd:YLF

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.06 µm
Nd:glass
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Laser Applications
    + Industrial
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.064 µm
Nd:YAG or Nd:YVO4
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.12 - 1.5 µm
Ytterbium Raman Fiber

Laser Types
    • Fiber


1.123 µm
Nd:YAG

Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
    • Communications
    • Industrial
    • Military
    • Other

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.15 - 1.6 µm
Cr:LSGO

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.15 - 1.6 µm
Cr:LIGO

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.152 µm
HeNe
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


1.16 - 1.62 µm
Cr:LISO

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.173 - 1.338 µm
Cr:forsterite

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.32 µm
Nd:YAG
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Laser Applications
    • Biomedical/Medical
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    • Industrial
    • Military
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.342 µm
Nd:YVO4

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.348 - 1.442 µm
Cunyite

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.35 - 1.55 µm
Cr:YAG

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.39 µm
Nd:YAG
(Raman shifted)

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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.4 - 2 µm
InP
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Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


1.4 - 4.6 µm
CW OPO
(tunable)


Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.535 µm
Er:glass
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.535 µm
Nd:YAG
(Raman shifted)

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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.535 - 1.62 µm
Erbium Fiber
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Laser Types
    • Fiber


1.57 µm
Nd:YAG
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.6 - 1.9 µm
Erbium Raman Fiber
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Laser Types
    • Fiber


1.617 µm
Er:YAG
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.645 µm
Er:YAG
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.8 - 2.05 µm
Thulium Fiber
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Laser Types
    • Fiber


1.8 - 3.4 µm
Cr:ZnSe/S

Laser Types
    • Solid State


1.91 µm
Nd:YAG
(Raman shifted)

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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


2.006 - 2.025 µm
Tm:YAG

Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


2.088 - 2.091 µm
Ho:YAG
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


2.127 µm
Ho:YAG
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Solid State


2.6 - 3 µm
HF-DF
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Laser Applications
    + Other

Laser Types
    • Chemical


2.75 - 250 µm
Quantum Cascade
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Laser Applications
    • Industrial
    • Military
    • Other

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


2.9 - 27 µm
Lead Salt
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Laser Applications
    + Industrial
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Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


MID-INFRARED
3 - 16 µm
Quantum Cascade

Laser Applications
    • Industrial
    • Military
    • Other

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


3 - 24 µm
InGaAs and AlInAs QCL

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


3.391 µm
HeNe
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Laser Applications
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Laser Types
    • Gas


3.4 - 5.2 µm
Fe:ZnSe/S

Laser Types
    • Solid State


4.6 - 5.8 µm
CO2
(doubled) (tunable)

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Laser Types
    • Gas


9.2 - 11.4 µm
CO2
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Laser Types
    • Gas


10.6 µm
CO2
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Laser Types
    • Gas


FAR-INFRARED
30 - 1000 µm
THz


37 - 1224 µm
Methanol


60 - 300 µm
GaAs and AlGaAs QCL

Laser Types
    • Semiconductor


  • + Laser Applications
    • + Biomedical/Medical
      • Angioplasty
      • Arthroscopy
      • Blood Cell Analysis/Hematology
      • Cancer Treatment
      • Capillary Electrophoresis
      • Cardiac Revascularization (TMR)
      • Confocal Microscopy
      • Dentistry
      • Dermatology
      • Gastroenterology
      • General Surgery
      • Laser Therapy
      • Medical Imaging
      • Obstetrics/Gynecology
      • Ophthalmology
      • Orthopedics
      • Otorhinolaryngology
      • Pathology
      • Photocoagulation
      • Photodynamic Therapy
      • Plastic Surgery
      • Research
      • Urology/Lithotripsy
    • + Communications
      • CATV
      • Data Transmission
      • LAN
      • Local Loop
      • Long-Haul
      • Point-to-Point
      • Pulse Generation
      • Radar
      • Research
      • Security
      • Submarine
      • Telemetry
    • + Industrial
      • 3-D Modeling
      • Alignment
      • Annealing
      • Bonding
      • Contouring
      • Cutting
      • Drilling
      • Engraving
      • Heat-Treating
      • Holographic Test
      • Inspection
      • Marking
      • Metrology
      • Microelectronics Soldering
      • Micromachining
      • Photodeposition
      • Photolithography
      • Process Evaluation
      • Quality Control
      • Resistor Trimming
      • Robotics
      • Scribing
      • Soldering
      • Speed Detection
      • Welding
    • + Information Processing
      • Bar-Code Scanning
      • Character Generation
      • Color
      • Display
      • Facsimile
      • Imaging Separation
      • Laser Printers
      • Optical Character Recognition
      • Optical Data Storage/CD
      • Optical Disk Reading
      • Printing and Platemaking
      • Scanning
      • Signal Processing
    • + Military
      • Airborne Systems
      • Fiber Optic Sensors
      • Guidance
      • Lidar
      • Rangefinding
      • Surveillance
      • Target Designation
      • Velocimetry
      • Visioceilometer
      • Weapons Simulation
    • + Other
      • Combustion Analysis
      • Construction
      • Entertainment
      • Fingerprint Detection
      • Forensics
      • Graphic Arts
      • Holography
      • Interferometry
      • Machining
      • Medical
      • Mining
      • Pollution Detection
      • Pumping of Dye Lasers
      • Research
      • Solid-State Laser Pumping
      • Spectroscopy
  • + Laser Types
    • Chemical
    • Dye
    • Fiber
    • Gas
    • Metal Vapor
    • Semiconductor
    • Solid State
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