Laser lamps are used for a variety of purposes in industrial settings, including welding, cutting, engraving, material processing and cleaning.
How do industrial flash lamps work?
The intense light emitted by a flash lamp is directed toward a solid-state Nd:YAG laser. The flash lamp provides the necessary energy to "pump" or excite the laser medium.
When the laser medium is pumped by the flash lamp, the atoms or molecules in the medium absorb the energy and transition to higher energy states. As they return to their lower energy states, they release photons of specific wavelengths.
The released photons bounce back and forth between reflective surfaces within the laser cavity, undergoing amplification through stimulated emission. This amplification results in a powerful, coherent laser beam which is ideal for use in various industrial processes.
What are the benefits?
Laser flash lamps offer several benefits that make them suitable for various industrial applications. Here are some advantages of using industrial flash lamps:
1. Flash lamps generate short-duration pulses of light, typically in the nanosecond or microsecond range. This characteristic is important for achieving precise control over laser energy delivery. Short pulses enable highly controlled material processing, laser marking, or other industrial applications, minimizing thermal damage to the workpiece and surrounding areas.
2. Laser flash lamps can be designed to provide a wide range of output energies and pulse durations. This scalability makes them versatile and suitable for different industrial laser systems. Depending on the specific requirements of an application, flash lamps can be customized to deliver the desired output energy and pulse characteristics.
3. Industrial flash lamps are built for durability and long operating lifetimes. They are designed to withstand the repetitive high-energy electrical discharges required for producing the intense light pulses. Properly maintained flash lamps can have a lifespan of thousands of hours, ensuring reliable operation and minimizing downtime in industrial laser systems.
What industrial lamps do we offer?
At First Light Lamps, we specialize in medical laser lamps and we are proud to offer a wide range of products which fit into a number of systems. Some of the most popular OEM brands we offer lamps for include:
Rofin, OR Laser & Lasag