From Scientific Lasers to the New Industrial Standards Coherent is one of the world’s leading suppliers of lasers and laser technologies for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. We met with the CEO of Coherent, Dr. John Ambrosio. In a conversation with us, he talked about the company, the strategy of its development and his personal experience.
Welding of Titanium With Stainless Steel The Regional Center of Laser Technologies celebrates its anniversary - 20 years of work. The editorial office of the Photonics journal visited the production sites of RCLT, saw the progress of production processes with application of laser technologies and learned about the history of the enterprise.
Second Breath of Industrial Policy? In July the largest in Russia International Industrial Exhibition “INNOPROM-2017” was held in Ekaterinburg. The events of the business program demonstrated the intensification of Russia’s industrial policy. The article provides information about the current state of affairs in this area in Russia and experience of other countries.
Laser Technologies of Gas Powder Surfacing and Heat Treatment of Drilling Equipment for Arctica Project Tasks Operation of equipment in the Arctic region with harsh climatic conditions requires an instrument with increased reliability. In the article the domestic equipment and developed technologies for gas-powder laser surfacing and heat treatment for restoration, repair and enhancement of performance characteristics of drilling equipment are presented.
Advancements in Packaging of Kilo-watts Level High Power Diode Lasers for DPSSLs Applications. Part 2. The second part of the article presents the latest advances in the packaging of high-power diode laser arrays. The key factors in the development of arrays, such as temperature control, failure analysis, and reliability assessment are considered.
The Current State of High-Precision Satellite Laser Ranging in Russia The high-precision laser distance measurement is used for the solution of a huge set of tasks today, but among them the invariable relevance and width of application distinguishes determination of coordinates of motionless points on the Earth’s surface (geodesy) and also determination of instant coordinates and parameters of the movement of dynamic objects – navigation.
A Device Constructing Local Vertical With a Panoramic Mirror-Lens System The basic scheme and parameters of the static device for orientation on the Earth (the device constructing local vertical) of the space vehicle (SC) on the basis of the microbolometer matrix using a panoramic mirror lens (panoramic annular lens - PAL-lens) are considered.
IR and THz-ranges Multispectral Screening System Awareness of the existence of terrorist threats against the facilities of particular importance has placed a priority on the task of providing these facilities with modern means of protection. A multispectral complex for detecting concealed objects in the infrared and terahertz ranges of electromagnetic waves is described, as well as its main technical and design characteristics are given.
Laser World in Focus: From Excimer to Diode Lasers The market of laser sources is supported with strong demand from the energy, automotive, aerospace and medical industries. There is no contrast in this market in different countries. In the article an overview of laser sources exhibited at LASER Word of Photonics-2017 is presented.