conventional diode lasers have seen use in several low brightness
materials processing applications, and QPC ’s unique high
brightness semiconductor laser technology is enabling a new era of
broad ranging high brightness direct diode materials processing.
materials processing is one of the worlds largest laser markets, with
applications ranging from cutting and welding at high power levels on
down to marking and plastics welding at low powers. Diode lasers are
ideal for materials processing because of their high efficiency and
compact size, light weight and ruggedness, and reduced operating cost
as compared with conventional gas and solid state laser solutions. As a
result, several direct diode materials processing applications are
highly successful today such as plastics welding, soldering, surface
hardening, and coarse marking. A large number of applications will be
further enabled as high brightness diode lasers are deployed including
marking, cutting of non-metals and metals, and metal welding.