Coherent opens CO2 laser applications lab in China

April 27, 2010

Coherent Inc., Santa Clara, Calif., has opened a new CO2 laser applications laboratory in Beijing. The facility gives customers in the Chinese materials processing and microelectronics markets quick feedback on the suitability of CO2 laser processing for their applications.

The Coherent Beijing applications laboratory currently processes laser/material interactions with up to 400 W of laser power.

"Beyond traditional materials processing applications, we're now seeing increased demand for sealed CO2 lasers for a variety of new applications and materials," noted Sri Venkat, vice president and general manager of Coherent's CO2 Business Unit. "Having the ability to perform testing locally will speed development and adoption of these new processes in China."