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Laser technology

Laser application know-how for the highest requirements

Lasers have long become an established factor in industrial manufacturing, medicine, metrology and in many areas of everyday life. In future, the application areas of modern laser technology will increase exponentially.

WILD is best positioned to support its customers as a strategic partner in laser technology. In this field, the contract developer and manufacturer can apply its entire optomechatronics expertise in combination with its enormous process knowhow. Thanks to its 25 years of experience in the use of lasers, WILD also possesses the necessary routine and safety in the implementation of demanding laser applications. This relevant and integrated process know-how ranges from optics design, precision manufacturing and cleaning to precision cleanroom assembly along with the corresponding safety systems.


Highest cleanliness requirements

To achieve the long-term stability of laser components, the full-service provider guarantees that all components are free of particles and film contamination, since these would be extremely detrimental to the quality and long-term stability of laser optics. WILD therefore relies on a proven, safe and closed process chain and invests heavily on component cleaning, precision cleaning and cleanroom manufacturing.

High standards with respect to the production environment, however, apply to all laser technology areas in which WILD operates, ranging from optics for laser cutting, lasers for material processing, medical technology and laser assemblies for particle analysis to laser rangefinders or 3D metrology.


Optics assembly and adjustment of laser modules

The core competencies of the systems partner also include the assembly and adjustment of precise laser modules. This covers, for instance, the alignment of optics in metal tubes with arc-second precision using alignment turning. It also includes the testing of optics, where WILD is capable of developing project-specific test systems for optics.


Laser technology in practice

WILD, for instance, manufactures a SmartBeam DPSS (diode-pumped solid-state) laser. It forms the centrepiece of a mass spectrometer that laboratory workers use to collect and analyse data from minute sample quantities. In practice, it emits short laser flashes onto biological samples, causing these to evaporate and ionize. The ions are accelerated in an electric field – the large ones less than the small ones – so that one can determine the molecular mass very precisely based on the flight time to a given target.