Solid state laser precision tool
When referring to solid state lasers then those units are meant that work with a crystalline or glass-type carrier medium, also called host medium.
Simplified, this medium, quite often consisting of glass, reinforces the laser beam. The advantage of glass as host medium lies in its unsophisticated manufacturing, entirely independent of the dimensions.
Next to the CO2, i.e. carbon dioxide laser, the solid state laser is most common in the industry. It is used, for example, as precision tool to cut different types of materials.
Drilling is also performed via solid state laser; in this case using pulsed operation. Additional tasks: Engraving and/or welding. Both, solid state lasers and CO2 lasers, have become an indispensable element in metal machining and processing.