Coherent was founded in May of 1966. As it was for most companies starting out in the mid-60’s, the company’s start was modest. With limited financial resources, Coherent established its headquarters in the Palo Alto, CA home of one of its founders. At that time, the most pressing need was for a 220-volt power outlet, which forced Coherent’s brain trust to build their first laser in a laundry room. In the summer of 1966, next to a washer and dryer, and using a piece of rain gutter as a key component, Coherent’s founders began building their first laser. Four months later, Coherent unveiled the very first CO2 commercially available laser.
Today, Coherent is one of the world’s leading photonics manufacturers and innovators. With headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, California, and offices spanning the globe, Coherent offers a unique and distinct product portfolio that touches many different markets and industries.
Coherent's THz-Raman® Spectroscopy Benchtop Module for Terahertz Spectroscopy
Coherent’s XLF-CLM and XLF-C Benchtop THz-Raman® Platforms
Coherent TR-PROBE for In-Situ Reaction and Process Monitoring
David Morris, ICSPI
David Morris of ICSPI highlights the Redux AFM's ease of use, enhancing AFM accessibility for nanoscale imaging.
Prof. Hongxia Wang
We speak with Professor Hongxia Wang from QUT about a new project that hopes to utilize graphene and other low-cost carbon materials to produce commercially viable, ultra low-cost, flexible perovskite solar cells.
Moti Segev & Vlad Shalaev
In this interview, AzoNano speaks to Professor Moti Segev and Professor Vladimir Shalaev, who made surprising discoveries about photonic time crystals that challenge existing research and theories.
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The BM-10 Bench Top Vibration Isolation Platform from Minus K is only 4.6 inches tall and 12 inches wide and deep yet can provide extreme performance.
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