Led by brilliant apps, pioneering tech breakthroughs, and convenient development costs, the global market of laser technology is on the roll, growing to a $17 billion industry by 2020. One of the greatest benefits of laser technology is the ability to expand on long distances without deviating from its main target. The current marketplace offers a wide range of lasers; most of them function at different wave lengths, and are being used for different purposes. The word “laser” is in fact an acronym, and it comes from “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Laser technology is innate to many industries.
Laser technology in 3D displays
The idea of a 3D display emerged a couple of years ago. The technology is incredibly advanced, and to the naked eye it is truly groundbreaking. 3D images allow us to see images from a whole new perspective without using special glasses. 3D visualization is made possible with 3D pixels; these consist of special lasers whose beams are conducted by flexible reflectors. Based on the distance between the display and the spectator, the image is displayed on a three dimensional level.
3D visualization is particularly bright. That’s why it should only be used throughout the day. Additional developments concerning object display with lasers continue to amaze us. Laser beams reflected through hovered gas have the potential of making objects look like holograms from famous sci-fi movies.
Advanced laser technology – emerging trends to watch for this year
Laser technology is widely used today in medicine, biology, retail, and in the auto industry. In environmental technologies like photovoltaics for example, laser technology has become indispensable. Lasers are currently being used in production and manufacturing industries; for instance, in the auto industry lasers are widely used for various purposes. Applying sturdy steel makes use of lasers because standard cutting machines have a limit and they’re not as precise as lasers. Further examples including using laser technology for etching and engraving car parts, mechanical tools, medical devices, and more.
Medical laser technology – trends and further developments
The medical laser technology is spread on a global level. There are many types of lasers used, including diode laser, solid laser, gas laser, and dye laser systems. Major medical fields that use the technology are: gynecology, ophthalmology, dentistry, dermatology, urology, surgery and more. The medical laser technology has developed due to an increase in the elderly population. Older people are predisposed to developing chronic diseases; and many of these health conditions are treated with laser technology. The industry is expecting an increase in Asian countries too; particularly because medical laser technology is currently expanding in China and India.
Fast-growing sectors of laser technology
Experts argue that fiber laser technology will reach its peak this year. Diode direct systems have made people curious. The technology involves diode laser emissions without any deviation. Beam quality optimization will eventually lead to increased energy efficiency; this will reduce costs and industries around the world will be able to cut back on their monthly expenses. Another trend that will continue to expand is based on solid-state lasers with increased energy efficiency (thus replacing lasers based on CO2).
Laser technology means a lot to the automotive sector; but it has started to be widely used in other industries too. 3D cutting equipment, flat screen manufacturing, OLED-based displays and processing of different materials in the semi-conductor industry also depend on laser technology.
Further developments in laser technology
Further development and research in diode applications are still required. The field is incredibly vast and it is directly linked to beam quality. Experts working on the development of laser technology, argue that high-power short-pulse lasers still need to be studied in order to make the systems efficient and safe to use. It’s one thing to produce a laser beam; it’s a whole different thing to modify, shape and guide it over an extended timeframe.
Will the market continue to develop the technology organically? Or should we expect a sudden boost or modification? The issue here is not whether the technology will expand; because that’s already happening. The real concern is whether or not companies will maintain their focus on the developing process. Dominated by classic solid state and CO2 lasers, laser technology applies to an increasing range of industries, including health care, military, the industrial sector, and more.
By A. Stallion and Fimark.co.uk!