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SPIE Virtual Laser Exhibit: 1990 - 1999


Scan Head SK1010

Scan Head SK1010
Time Period: c. 1992
Technology Represented: Deflection and Positioning of Laser Beams

Introduced by SCANLAB in 1992, the SK1010 was one of the first SCANLAB scan heads for laser material processing. Nearly 20 years later, many SK1010 scan heads remain in service today. Marking speed: approx. 200 characters/second. 




FL20-42

FL20-42
Time Period: 1999
Technology Represented: Fiber Lasers

First high power fiber laser, result of an Polaroid / SDL development. The FL20 is the second generation, the initial product was the FL10-39, a 9W laser introduced for the printing industry.


 

High-power Green DPSS Laser Prototype

High-power Green DPSS Laser Prototype

Time Period: c. Mid 1990s
Technology Represented: Diode-pumped Solid-state Lasers

First laser produced for industrial use




SDL-7350-A6

SDL-7350-A6
Time Period: 1997
Technology Represented: Semiconductor Lasers

Monolithically integrated MOPA, delivering up to 1W of single frequency diffraction limited power, replacing gas lasers with a smaller, more rugged package


 

Electro Optics Associates Model LSTP1010 He Ne Laser

Electro Optics Associates Model LSTP1010 He Ne Laser
Time Period: c. mid 1990s




Tsunami Spectra-Physics Laser

Tsunami Spectra-Physics Laser
Time Period: c. 1992
Technology Represented: Ti:Sapphire

First commercial ultrafast Ti:Sapphire laser




Millennia V Spectra-Physics Laser

Millennia V Spectra-Physics Laser

Time Period: c. 1996
Technology Represented: DPSS

First high-power cw DPSS green laser




Display of High Power Semiconductor Packages


Display of High Power Semiconductor Packages
Time Period: 1999
Technology Represented: Semiconductor Lasers

Various high power semiconductor lasers in SDL's product spectrum in the late 1990s.




FL20-42

FL20-42
Time Period: 1999
Technology Represented: Fiber Laser

First high power fiber laser, result of an Polaroid / SDL development. The FL20 is the second generation, the initial product was the FL10-39, a 9W laser introduced for the printing industry.






LDL 80-900
Time Period: c. 1997
Technology Represented: High Power Diode Lasers

This 900W direct diode was integrated into a milling machine for rapid prototyping applications




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