The Laser world consists basically of two areas, which are necessary and
in many cases also sufficient for effective innovation: The right laser
for the right application. For the individual application that means the
determination of optimized process parameters in terms of laser power,
peak power/ intensity, focus geometry and dimension, pulse length, pulse
repetition rate and wavelength to name only the six most important ones.
Once these parameters are identified, the corresponding Laser has to be
selected on the basis of commercial availability. Obviously there is no
such thing than "One Laser for all". The situation is rather comparable
with electrical power, were depending on the demand of the application in
terms of voltage, current and time corresponding power supplies need to be
tailored, however, with the difference that in the case of the Laser the
variety of parameters is even higher, thus the technology is more complex
but on the other hand much more flexible in terms optimizing the source to
the application.As a consequence it is suggested to generate two volumes
on Lasers and Applications named "Tailored Light".