Laser Energetics expanding alexandrite laser technology portfolio

April 24, 2008, Mercerville, NJ--Laser Energetics has filed a patent application for a new flashlamp pumped conductively air cooled alexandrite laser technology that the company says will benefit applications in dentistry, hair removal, tattoo removal, and photoacoustic imaging.

April 24, 2008, Mercerville, NJ--Laser Energetics has filed a patent application for a new flashlamp pumped conductively air cooled alexandrite laser technology that the company says will benefit applications in dentistry, hair removal, tattoo removal, and photoacoustic imaging.

"This technology advances the efficiency of the alexandrite laser pump chamber, while simultaneously making it more reliable, easier to cool, and more compact," says Robert Battis, CEO of Laser Energetics. "This new technological advancement removes around $3000 from the cost to build of the laser pump chamber, and because of the improvement of operational efficiency, the cost of the power supply will decrease. This new laser technology will benefit the HyGeniLase JV for its dental laser application for cleaning teeth. In addition, this new laser technology will benefit LEI's planned collaborations with other medical laser companies using the technology for medical laser applications such as hair removal, tattoo removal, and photoacoustic imaging, to name just a few."

According to Battis, this flashlamp pumped tunable alexandrite laser offers a more cost-effective solution than other laser technologies which are not wavelength tunable. With a wall plug efficiency of 5%, the laser can be built one third the size of comparable technologies without water cooling. In addition, because of its efficiency, it will run at 110 Volts, using around the same power as a hair dryer.

"Better, faster, cheaper," says Battis.

As a result, this new laser can serve more applications found in many areas of industry, science and the military as well. Like other alexandrite lasers the company builds, the IR and UV light this laser emits can be transmitted into applications requiring beam transport through a fiber optic to a substrate or target.

"Our future patent will ensure our competitive edge in the marketplace for years to come," Battis says. "The company is hard at work developing its new product line of lasers that are smaller and lighter, having a lower cost to build, providing us with the right technology to address an inexhaustible amount of laser applications, leading to increased sales and profits."

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