It wasn’t all that long ago that lasers were the subject of many science fiction stories. Today, however, lasers are used in almost all industries, in science and even in our homes. Of course, the type of lasers has changed over the course of time, as has the laser measurement tools and other tools that are being used for those purposes. What are some of the ways that we use lasers on a regular basis and what type of products and services use solid state lasers for increased accuracy and speed?
It might come as a surprise to you that lasers are not only used in science, medicine and industry, they are also often used in our homes. The diode module can be used in a variety of devices and lasers are routinely used in our DVD players, CD players and computers. In industry, they are used to measure distances of varying lengths quite accurately and quickly. In fact, lasers have been used to accurately measure distances from the Earth to the moon as well as for measuring miniscule distances here on earth in manufacturing a variety of products. Laser cutting tools also provide a degree of accuracy that was not available in standard tools for tame purpose. This has helped in many industries, including the automobile industry, which relies on accuracy in cutting and measuring for many of the parts that are included in your cars. Lasers are a very important part of our lives and although lasers may change in form at some time in the future, they will still use the same basic components that have been used for many years. (Source: Coherent Laser Measurement Tools)