Coherent Inc.

The first offering in Coherent’s new ExactSeries of fine materials processing equipment, ExactCut micromachining systems combine intelligence, integration and interconnectivity for precision cutting of metals, alloys, sapphire, polycrystalline diamond (PCD) and ceramics. To significantly reduce integration and qualification time, ExactCut ships…
The new HighLight SQD option for Coherent HighLight fiber lasers provides cutting and welding systems integrators with a turnkey, simple to use and cost effective means to implement process monitoring. The HighLight SQD comprises process sensors integrated directly into Coherent’s special fiber laser connectors which detect back reflected laser…
The new Coherent HighLight DL4000HPR is a compact, high power, fiber delivered industrial diode laser system that offers convenience and economy for metal processing applications such as cladding, heat treating and brazing.
Coherent Inc. has extended its series of large-area, high-speed, PowerMax-Pro laser detectors to enable power measurement of continuous-wave laser beams of 3 kW, and 5 kW peak power with modulated laser beams. PowerMax-Pro detectors, first introduced in 2014 and based on Coherent’s proprietary thin film sensor technology, combines the broad…
A new, lightweight, compact processing head from the Coherent division formerly known as LASAG is optimized for industrial laser applications where space is limited and minimum mass is required. Specifically, the new FLBK40 is a modular beam delivery system, including a variety of collimators, focusing lenses, cameras, camera adapters and an IR…
New, high power ultraviolet (355nm) and green (532nm) additions to Coherent’s popular AVIA industrial nanosecond laser family extend and improve the performance of microprocessing applications in microelectronics, photovoltaics and related industries. Specifically, the new AVIA 355-55 features a very high (150 kHz) pulse repetition rate, resulting…
Coherent says the AVIA LX 355-20 is an economical new q-switched, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) laser offering substantially longer operating lifetime than competitive products at similar power levels. The AVIA LX 355-20 delivers 20 W (at 50 kHz repetition rate) at 355 nm, a diffraction limited (M² <1.3) beam, and an expected lifetime of 20,…
A new Fiber to Fiber Coupler (FFC) from Coherent (formerly Optoskand AB) enables the use of replaceable, process fiber optic cables so that integral components of the fiber laser – most notably the feeding fiber – are not exposed to opto-mechanical damage, even in harsh industrial processes. Damage to the feeding fiber means long and often costly…
Coherent (formerly Optoskand AB) has introduced RQB Fiber Optic Cables – new air-cooled, beam delivery, fiber optic cables with a standard QBH interface, for use with fiber lasers operating at CW power levels up to 1.5 kW (and pulsed lasers as high as 1 MW). This makes these new cables an attractive option for cost sensitive applications level,…
A new 10 kW fiber laser from Coherent is a part of the HighLight product family. HighLight products are high-power fiber, direct diode and fiber-coupled diode lasers that combine innovation and reliability into solutions for industrial materials processing applications.
A new range of Thulium-doped fiber optic components from Coherent | Nufern enables construction of fiber lasers and oscillators operating at ~ 2 µm with higher output power than was previously possible. Specifically, advances in Thulium doping technology deliver significantly improved pumping efficiency, yielding higher power output (>1 kW) for…
A 1 kW (average power) pulsed fiber laser from Coherent | Rofin offers a high beam quality for this power level, thus enabling high throughput, precision ablation for a variety of industrial and solar applications. Specifically, the FP 010 delivers a maximum pulse energy of 100 mJ, at pulse widths between 10 ns and 100 ns, and with repetition…
A new 120W CO2 laser from Coherent offers a 30 percent better power/volume ratio than most competitive lasers in this class, enabling the construction of more compact laser-based systems for space-constrained, industrial applications. Additionally, the Cx-10 offers a unique combination of performance and reliability features to deliver both…
A new series of laser line generators from Coherent Inc. enables the detection of smaller features in machine vision applications based on triangulation. Specifically, StingRay µFocus (Micro Focus) lasers feature a linewidth that is 40 percent smaller than standard Coherent StingRay products (at the same working distance), and can achieve focused…
A new mobile app from Coherent Inc. enables operation of the company’s laser power and energy sensors using a tablet computer, thus delivering an improved user interface and enhanced ease-of-use. Coherent’s new LabMax-Pro mobile app is compatible with several popular tablet computers running the Android operating system (and having a display…
Coherent Inc. has expanded its AVIA family of lasers with new models having green output and which reportedly offer an unmatched combination of power, reliability and compact size for a range of precision materials processing applications. The new AVIA NX products are q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers that deliver up to 65W of average…
Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., recently enhanced its series of large-area, high-speed PowerMax-Pro laser detectors to enable power measurement of laser beams of up to 375W continuously, 600W for shorter durations, and modulated peak powers as high as 15 kW in intermittent (long-pulse) operation, according to the company. The PowerMax-Pro…
Coherent Inc. announces new, higher power, higher brightness 780-830 nm and 975 nm diode laser components for industrial applications.
A new generation of carbon monoxide (CO) lasers from Coherent Inc. promise enhanced processing characteristics for materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing.
Coherent Inc. has expanded the company's fiber laser offering with an all new platform capable of delivering output powers to 4 kW and beyond.
The new LaserCam-HR II laser beam diagnostic cameras from Coherent Inc. offer improved performance over the company's original LaserCam-HR.
The newest StingRay structured light generating laser from Coherent Inc. offers up to 50 mW of output in the blue (450 nm), making it especially advantageous for machine vision applications based on 3D triangulation that involve darker materials.
Coherent Inc. offers a platform reportedly designed to deliver all the benefits of ultrafast laser materials processing at a lower price point than previously available. Specifically, RAPID NX combines the best aspects of Coherent's Talisker and RAPID series lasers, including pulse-on-demand and burst mode operation.
A new direct-diode laser system from Coherent Inc. offers higher power, which translates into increased throughput for applications in metal cladding and heat treating.
The new DIAMOND E-250 is the latest member of the E-Series CO<sub>2</sub> laser family from Coherent Inc.
Coherent Inc. has expanded its family of industrial ultrafast lasers with the Talisker HE series, whose high energy pulses reportedly enable drilling, cutting and scribing of thicker materials than with other ultrafast lasers.
Coherent Inc. has expanded its family of industrial ultrafast lasers with the new Talisker 1000 series.
Coherent Inc. has extended its integrated laser machine tool product portfolio with its new META platform, offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use.
The HighLight D-Series, a new range of diode laser systems from Coherent Inc. delivers both high power and an increased range of "smart" output beam shapes.
Coherent Inc. has expanded its MATRIX series of diode-pumped, solid-state lasers with a new model that delivers 10W of continuous wave power at 1064 nm.
Coherent Inc. has expanded their meterless laser measurement concept with a new range of energy sensors in which all meter electronics are miniaturized and integrated within the sensor head cable.
Coherent Inc. has expanded upon its family of compact, flexible Laser Machining Centers with the launch of its MetaBEAM, designed for processing metals but capable of addressing non-metal processing as well.
Laser technology company Coherent Inc. will acquire industrial laser maker Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. for about $942 million, according to a joint news release issued by the two companies March 16. "This transaction is aligned with our strategy of increasing our scale and pursuing accretive growth opportunities," said Coherent …
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Coherent Inc. demonstrates its HighLight D-Series direct-diode laser for heat treating.

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Santa Clara, CA – Coherent Inc. has significantly expanded its Gilching, Germany micromachining and sub-system facility, and completed the relocation of the company’s laser marking group from nearby Gunding.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent Inc., which began as a laundry room startup in Palo Alto, Calif. Now widely considered a world leader in laser technology headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., Coherent invites those attending the upcoming Photonics West Exhibition to help celebrate this milestone at a champagne…
Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, California, expanded its portfolio of industrial laser-based machine tools with its recent acquisition of O.R. Lasertechnologie GmbH, Dieburg, Germany.