Laser gases have developed a long way since their inception back in the 1960s, to permeate the very fabric of modern life.
Indeed you have probably relied upon them already today, whether when making a telephone call, browsing the internet, listening to music, or even watching television – they really are everywhere.
With applications abounding, we approached Jim Fieret, Head of Laser Applications at BOC for a better insight. “No longer just the stuff of particle physics, it is now virtually impossible to imagine modern living without the use of lasers,” commented Fieret.
But it is not just domestic applications such as cash register scanners and fibre optics in phones that utilise this technology. Laser gases are equally important in materials processing – from cutting and welding to cladding.
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