For more than 50 years, Coherent technology has enabled advances in laser technology that continue to revolutionize manufacturing. Industrial lasers are increasingly more powerful, precise, and reliable, driving greater efficiencies. They have also become indispensable tools for manufacturing some of the most advanced products, from automobiles to medical devices. Customers leverage the deep expertise of our laser experts at Coherent Labs to expand materials processing capabilities and enable Industry 4.0.
Coherent has achieved breakthrough laser innovations essential to manufacture displays for phones, tablets, computers, and televisions. Beyond lasers, Coherent has deep expertise in ceramics and metal-matrix composites that semiconductor equipment manufacturers depend on to achieve state-of-the-art in semiconductor manufacturing throughput, enabled by the exceptional mechanical and thermal properties of these materials.
Leveraging its broad capabilities in lasers, optics, and materials, Coherent plays a big role in exciting space applications. For example, Coherent is a key partner in the success of the James Webb Space Telescope, having shaped and polished its unique and now iconic mirror array. Coherent is also expanding into the growing opportunities offered by the commercialization of space, leveraging its optical communications expertise and its long legacy in aerospace applications to enable laser communication links between low-Earth-orbit satellites.
Coherent brings the world closer together with the industry’s broadest portfolio of products for optical communications. The global optical network infrastructure underpins the internet and the cloud, a virtual place where people increasingly collaborate, shop, and find entertainment.
Coherent leverages a powerful range of compound semiconductor technology platforms to address rapidly growing applications in consumer electronics and automotive. For example, our semiconductor lasers are embedded in the front of smartphones to securely unlock them through facial biometric measurements. Semiconductor lasers are also found on the back of the phone to scan surroundings for emerging augmented reality applications.
Coherent makes the world healthier by leveraging its expertise in materials, optics, lasers, and thermoelectrics. Our broad portfolio of products for the instrumentation market has been perfected over decades. They have been integrated into high-performance subsystems and produced at scale for our customers in three main applications.