CD players, DVD players and all other disc reading equipment usually use diodes for scanning, and many printers and scanners use diode lasers both for scanning and printing. High-power diode lasers can be used in industrial operations like cutting, welding, cladding, heat-treating and many other processes. Recent advances in diode technology have propelled diode lasers into the healthcare industry. Read More…
Isotech, Inc.Hatfield, PA | 800-252-2645
Isotech offers a full range of Fiber, C02, UV, Green, MOPA, Nanosecond, Picosecond and Femtosecond laser systems for marking, cutting and welding of many substrates. Isotech offers both standard systems as well as fully automated or custom systems depending on your specific requirements. Integrated, automated solutions with conveyors, palletized pick and place, rotary dial tables, hoppers, and robots are all part of the engineering we offer.$$$
LaseraxQuebec, QC | 418 780-7324
At Laserax, we manufacture laser systems for the most demanding laser marking and laser cleaning applications. Our laser markers and cleaners are used in smelters, die casting factories and extrusion plants like yours the world over. Visit our website to browse through our offerings or call us today for more information on our products.$$$
Cincinnati IncorporatedHarrison, OH | 513-367-7100
Cincinnati Incorporated maintains a modern industrial facility where product development, manufacturing, sales and support are combined to assure complete customer service and satisfaction. Manufacturing lasers, press brakes, shears and parts marker presses, our technicians are backed by a factory-based technical support group and the same engineering staff that designed your equipment.$$$
Laser Marking Technologies LLCCaro, MI | 989-673-6690
Laser Marking Technologies LLC engineers laser systems for the medical, manufacturing, and automotive industries. We provide you cutting-edge technology at competitive prices. We are making innovative strides with fiber lasers, 3D printing tech, and automation capabilities that optimize manufacturing processes. Visit our site today to learn more about what our laser expertise can do for you.$$$
Coherent, Inc.Santa Clara, CA | 408-764-4000
Coherent manufactures the industry's most diversified selection of laser-based photonics products. These include laser systems, industrial lasers, marking lasers, high-power diode lasers, crystals and laser measurement and control solutions for commercial, scientific and biomedical markets.$$$
AutomarkLakeway, TX | 512-593-7100
If your business has a challenging component to mark on, our team at Automark will help you solve the problem. We supply laser and marking systems for a multitude of industries. Our team of engineers is ready and willing to tackle any of your challenging assignments. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call and a representative will speak with you today!$$$
Cutting Edge OptronicsSt. Charles, MO | 636-916-4900
Cutting Edge Optronics, a Northrop Grumman Company, is a leading provider of high-power diode laser arrays, high-power pump modules and DPSS lasers. As a vertically integrated manufacturer, we manufacture and are capable of supplying unmounted diode bars, packaged laser diodes, DPSS modules, laser diode drivers and complete DPSS laser systems. Our diode laser based products have become industry standards.$$$
Micor Industries, Inc.Decatur, AL | 256-560-0770
Micor Industries, Inc. provides global contract manufacturing services, using the latest technology in CNC machining, metal parts fabrication, welding, finishing, laser marking and precision tools and techniques. ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 certified, Micor Industries specializes in value-added manufacturing services with a focus on quality, lean manufacturing and customer-driven solutions.$$$
Diode lasers are often well suited to minor procedures requiring small incisions because they are sterile and precise and can reach areas that would be difficult to reach with blades; this makes them especially helpful in dental procedures. The use of a diode laser and the color of the light it generates are determined by the wavelength of that light. The extreme highs and lows of the spectrum are usually reserved for experimental or very technical processes; very low wavelength diode lasers are used for fluorescence microscopy, and very high wavelength diode lasers are used for gas sensing. The in-between frequencies are reserved for CD players, laser pointers and other more common applications.
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. All laser equipment amplifies light and focuses it with a series of lenses. Diode lasers are no different. The main difference between diode lasers and other laser system varieties is a diode laser's means of light generation and amplification; this, along with wavelength measurement, is how all lasers distinguish themselves from each other. Every laser system requires a light amplification enclosure within which must be present a gain medium and electricity source.
Gain media are the substances that generate light and amplification; they can be solid, liquid or gaseous. In the case of diode lasers, gain media are usually combinations of chips made of semiconductive materials like gallium arsenide. When the diode gain medium is charged with electricity, electrons become excited and move between energy levels. This movement causes the emission of photons, the radiation of which is also known as light.
This light is directed by strategically placed mirrors within the amplification enclosure and then focused by at least one lens. The focal point of the beam, depending on the strength of the light implication and its wavelength, is the locus of heat caused by the light. It would be at the focal point where the light is most visible in the case of laser pointers; it would also be where metals or other materials would be positioned if they were to be welded, cut or otherwise treated by the beam.