Coherent (company)

Coherent (company)

Infobox Company
name = Coherent, Inc.

type = Public nasdaq|COHR
foundation = 1966
location_city = Santa Clara
location_country = US
area_served = Worldwide
industry = Photonics
products = Lasers
revenue = US$ 600 M (2006)

Coherent Inc is a company located in Santa Clara, California, USA. It was founded in 1966 and converted to public ownership in 1970. Coherent serves a number of markets with its products for industrial, scientific and medical applications. As of November 2007, the total annual sales of the company were US$ 600 million, with 70% of product being exported outside of the USA.

Coherent, Inc. is one of the world's largest providers of laser-based solutions. Founded in 1966, Coherent Inc. designs, manufactures and markets laser systems and components, laser measurement and control products, optics, and a wide range of laser accessories. Coherent products are used both in industry and scienctific research. In industry, they are used in microelectronics (including semiconductor test and measurement and advanced packaging), materials processing, instrumentation for biotechnology and medical imaging, production of flat panel displays and solar cells. Scientific applications include: advanced engineering, genetics, biology, chemistry, and physics.

Coherent laser sources include:
*CO2 lasers for marking, cutting and scribing
*Diode-pumped, solid-state lasers for advanced materials processing and instrumentation
*Diode lasers and components for optical pumping and materials processing applications
*Excimer lasers for LASIK procedures and manufacturing/production processes
*Fiber-based lasers for micromachining
*Ultrafast lasers for scientific research, materials testing and materials processing

External links

* Official website: []

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