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"Cold" cutting with ultrashort laser pulses from Vorarlberg

High Q Laser testing lab © High Q Laser Production GmbH

© High Q Laser Production GmbH

11. February 2010

“A millionth of a billionth of a second”, that’s the secret behind the success of Vorarlberg firm High Q Laser. The company is a world leader with its ultrashort pulse laser systems.

High Q Laser , the world’s leading producer of ultrashort pulse lasers, won a million-dollar contract on its 10-year company anniversary and is set to supply leading Life Science equipment manufacturers with its high-tech products.

The ultrashort pulse laser system developed by the Vorarlberg company sends femtosecond (a millionth of a billionth of a second) pulses. This enables any material to be “cold” cut – whether it be organic tissue, glass, ceramics, or even crystals such as diamonds. Ultrashort pulse lasers are used in medical technology as well as in the fields of science and industry.

Annual revenue of the company based in Rankweil (Vorarlberg) amounts to EUR 10 million and 100% of production is exported.

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