Order worth millions for the production of medical lasers

The order, for over 4 million euros, confirms the continued good demand for medical lasers from Jenoptik


Jenoptik receives order worth millions for the production of medical lasers. Photo © 2014 JENOPTIK-KONZERN

The Jenoptik Lasers & Material Processing division has received a large order from a well-known German manufacturer of medical technology. In 2014 and 2015, Jenoptik will manufacture so-called multicolor thin-disk lasers, to be used mainly in ophthalmology. The order is a continuation of many years of successful cooperation between the two companies.

The lasers are diode-pumped thin-disk lasers of the Jenoptik JenLas® D2 product family. They emit laser light between 532 and 659 nanometers and are ideal for integration into laser therapy systems. These lasers make medically gentle operations possible, especially in ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery, and urology.

Jenoptik has produced lasers for medical technology at the Jena plant since 1999. More than 17,000 of these lasers are used around the world, certified for the strict requirements of the medical technology sector. Jenoptik is one of the few providers worldwide that can manufacture complex lasers and laser systems in production series meeting the strict process safety and quality standards for medical technology.

Jenoptik and the Lasers & Materials Processing division

As an integrated optoelectronics group, Jenoptik divides its activities into five divisions: Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems.

With its Lasers & Material Processing division, Jenoptik is one of the leading manufacturers of laser technology and provides products and solutions along the entire value-added chain of laser material processing - from components up to complete laser machines. In the Lasers business unit, the company has specialized in high-quality semiconductor lasers, reliable diode lasers as modules or systems as well as innovative solid-state lasers such as thin-disk and fiber lasers.

This product portfolio makes Jenoptik the ideal partner for the entire pulse width range, from cw to fs. In the field of high-power diode lasers, the company is acknowledged as a worldwide quality leader. In the Laser Processing Systems business unit, Jenoptik develops and manufactures laser machines which are integrated into its customers' production lines as a part of their process optimization and automation. Jenoptik laser machines ensure processing of plastics and metals at maximum efficiency, precision and safety.

In addition, customers can try out various laser sources and machines at the Application Centers, thus finding the optimal solution for their application. The product portfolio is rounded off with energy-efficient and environmentally friendly exhaust cleaning systems for residue-free removal of pollutants during laser processing and other industrial processes.