ULS Blog

Why Laser Wavelength Matters

November 2017

ULS laser sources are available with output wavelengths of 9.3um (CO2), 10.6um (CO2), and 1.06um (Fiber laser). Many materials react differently to each of these wavelengths. By offering laser sources at different wavelengths, ULS significantly increases the flexibility and capability to laser process a wide and diverse array of materials.

Each wavelength is suited to a different range of materials, processes and applications. When connected to a ULS laser system, ULS laser sources communicate with the Universal Control Panel (UCP) or the Laser System Manager (LSM) to let the software know what laser source is currently installed. This is important in that the software can then display the materials that can properly utilize the unique characteristics of each laser source wavelength in the Materials Database.