A laser is not simply a laser. While systems of various configurations and operating intensities have long been available for various uses, only the most selective, frequency-specific lasers can be used in the production of medical components. Just as the medical guidewire is important to the surgeon and the patient, our excimer and femtosecond (fs) lasers represent the development of methods to ensure that the highest-performing components can be made.
These lasers operate in the ultraviolet range, where they produce ultra-short bursts of light at very specific energy levels. The excimer laser machining process, for example, can strip the covering from a super-thin, highly flexible metal wire and leave no trace on its surface.