Laser 2000 Knowledge
Our sales engineers answer the complex questions and solve difficult tasks that you encounter in your day-to-day work. Draw on the expertise of our highly qualified consultants to get answers and solutions for your technical questions. We have compiled a selection of whitepapers and articles written by our specialists that answer some of your most interesting questions and allow you to benefit from our knowledge. Here, you can obtain precise information on selected topics, provided by our technical experts and partner companies.

For example:

  • What do I need to set up my lab?
  • Did you pay attention to all factors when selecting your femtosecond laser?

Lasers and Light Sources

Setting up a lab?

7 pages | 1 July, 2022 | PDF | 1.6 MB

This guide contains the setups of some of the main laboratories dedicated to photonics.


TwinFilm Technology

1 page | 22 January, 2019 | PDF | 265 KB

TwinFilm technology was developed by Spectrolight to provide a simple and cost-effective means to filter light according to wavelength. This patented, next-generation technology provides a superior alternative to monochromators and AOTFs in fluorescence microscopy, hyperspectral imaging, machine vision and other applications.


Spatter-Free Stable Conduction and Keyhole Welding of Copper with 275 Watt Blue Laser

7 pages | 27 November, 2018 | PDF | 1.1 MB

Laser welding of highly reflective materials such as copper has been problematic for infrared lasers due to the low initial energy absorption of the material during the welding process. This paper will report on the recent bead-on-plate test results using a 275 Watt CW 450 nm blue laser for welding copper foils up to 500 μm thick where the initial absorption is ~65%.


Seeing Things in a New Light

3 pages | 26 November, 2018 | PDF | 1 MB

Read more about the latest high-power blue laser that brings unmatched performance to many materials processing applications.


For Welding Certain Metals, Blue Lasers Offer the Advantage

3 pages | 30 October, 2018 | PDF | 380 KB

Industrial laser dominate many materials processing applications, such as welding, cutting, and cladding. The blue laser offers a significant advantage for that.


Blue direct-diode lasers extend industrial laser capability

3 pages | 25 September, 2018 | PDF | 421 KB

A high-power and high-brightness blue direct-diode laser system processes copper with high efficiency and low excess heat.


Blue Lasers are Advancing Materials Processing

1 page | 26 July, 2018 | PDF | 124 KB

Blue lasers bring significant advantages over traditional infrared lasers, especially for materials processing.


Designing with UVC LEDs to Combat Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)

3 pages | 27 October, 2017 | PDF | 335 KB

Hospital acquired infection (HAI) is a major problem resounded throughout the land. It is spread to the susceptible patient in the clinical setting by various means. In order to minimize this risk small, portable hand-held devices with UVC LEDs can be used for disinfection. In this Laser 2000 Wiki whitepaper you can read about UVC disinfection solutions of pathogens in hospitals.


Femtosecond Lasers – Making the Right Choice

2 pages | 2 November, 2016 | PDF | 137 KB

What is the key to choosing the right femtosecond laser? Do you know all the important characteristics and distinction criteria?
Our checklist with the 12 most important points supports helps you select the right laser to meet your special needs for industry and scientific applications.


Optics and Optomechanics

Spectral Modeling in Fluorescence Microscopy

21 pages | 13 September, 2017 | PDF | 6.5 MB

Fluorescence microscopy is a ubiquitous and continually evolving technique that allows one to peer into the biological world at the micron-length scale and beyond, allowing direct access to the spatial location and behavior of small molecules at the cellular level.


Automatic Laser Alignment System

1 page | 01 June, 2016 | PDF | 539 KB

One of the most critical element of any laser system is the alignment of the laser beam throughout the whole beam path until the desired target.


Frameless Mirror Holders and the Use of Ceramic Substrate

4 pages | 31 May, 2016 | PDF | 730 KB

The mirror is clamped in conventional optical mirror assemblies. Mechanical and thermal instabilities are created by clamping, which lead to disturbances in the measurements on precise optical constructions. A ‘frameless system’ offers the advantage that the entire mirror aperture can be used, especially in small spaces.


Machine Vision

Machine Vision – Laser Image Processing

4 pages | 01 November, 2016 | PDF | 120 KB

Why should lasers be used for image processing? Because they enable fast image captures, derive reliable distinguishing features, and work reliably in all environmental conditions. But what are the characteristics and requirements for a laser used in this way?


Machine Vision - Cytometry Gets Fast

4 pages | 28 October, 2020 | PDF | 1.8 MB

High-speed imaging enables real-time, single cell analysis. From cancer research to drug development, flow cytometry plays an increasingly important role in cell analysis.



High-performance SWIR Imaging Cameras

11 pages | 31 May, 2015 | PDF | 1.62 MB

Silicon-based area detectors (such as CCDs or CMOS) are widely used in high-performance imaging applications, detecting wavelengths from soft x-ray through to near infrared (NIR). Typically, the quantum efficiency (QE) of these detectors decreases rapidly as the detection wavelength increases further into the NIR region.


Measurement Technology

Measuring colour in a world of light

44 pages | 28 November, 2018 | PDF | 2 MB

This guide provides basic knowledge to everyone who is interested in light and colour measurement. It explains the terminology of light supported by background information about measurements and equipment. Additionally, different models for light and colour communication and a number of application areas are explained.


Messen mit dem OTDR – ein Klassiker und doch immer wieder neu

13 pages | 20 November, 2017 | PDF | 1.70 MB

OTDRs sind für Abnahmemessungen von Glasfaserkabeln und die Fehlersuche ein unersetzliches Werkzeug. Sie bieten als Einzige die Möglichkeit, Einzelereignisse auf einer Glasfaserstrecke zu qualifizieren und zu quantifizieren. In der Vergangenheit kamen sie meist nur in Weitverkehrsnetzen zum Einsatz. Heute werden Glasfasern im Zugangsbereich bis ins Haus verlegt und damit sind deutlich andere technische Parameter beim OTDR gefordert notwendig.