Category: Laser Uses

What Does It Mean to Have a Laser Shaft Alignment?

Why We Choose Laser Line Systems

If you own an industrial company that relies on heavy-duty equipment to perform certain tasks, you should have laser shaft alignment done on these machines to keep them running efficiently. Laser shaft alignment, which is also sometimes called coupling alignment, is a process that involves taking two or more shafts on a machine and making… Read more »

Laser Tech is Laying the Foundation for Tricorders

Laser Tech is Laying the Foundation for Tricorders

Transporters, replicators, warp drives and holodecks – Star Trek has blessed us with plenty of futuristic technologies to dream about over the years, but few seem more useful than McCoy’s trusty tricorder. With just a wave of the handheld device over a patient’s body, the Enterprise’s chief medical officer is able to quickly diagnose ailments… Read more »

Laser Tech Market Projected to Reach $14 Billion by 2022

Laser Tech Market Projected to Reach $14 Billion by 2022

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that laser technology has had a profound influence on a variety of industries in recent years. From advanced computing to aerospace and telecommunications, new innovative applications for lasers are being discovered every day. What was once the stuff of science fiction is now remarkably practical, useful and… Read more »

Researchers Successfully ‘Grow’ Lasers on Silicon Substrate

Researchers Successfully ‘Grow’ Lasers on Silicon Substrate

The Digital Revolution was built on a deep foundation of silicon semiconductors. Integrated circuits, which have allowed humans to create everything from smartphones to the space shuttle, are all built in these tiny wafers of semiconductor material. By passing electrical signals at lightning-fast speeds through silicon semiconductors, we’ve been able to achieve some pretty remarkable… Read more »

Google Uses Lasers to Deliver Internet From Miles Away

Google Uses Lasers to Deliver Internet From Miles Away

Last year, engineers from the Google X team launched two high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere above Nevada. The balloons were 62 miles apart and outfitted with a series of lasers, mirrors and lenses designed to transmit and receive data from afar. The balloons targeted and tracked each other with a pair of laser beacons. Then,… Read more »