Maintaining Your Laser System

Are you keeping up with regular cleaning?

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A poorly maintained laser system can be a safety concern. Remember that the laser beam is invisible energy being reflected from mirror to mirror before being focused into a small spot by the lens. A mirror or a lens that is coated with smoke residue will not transmit the laser energy fully, resulting in the buildup of intense heat.

The high temperature that results from not allowing the laser energy to pass through the lens or reflect off the mirror can result in permanent damage to optic components. A damaged or compromised lens or mirror can lead to expensive downtime.

-Mike Fruciano, Coherent 

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Mike Fruciano

Mike Fruciano is a Market Development Manager for Coherent Inc. Mike brings 25 years of laser systems, laser processing, and materials experience, and is a frequent writer and speaker on these topics. Contact Mike at 602-616-4971 or at

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