Cutting Edge Optronics (CEO) recently manufactured one of the largest commercially available diode pumped laser amplifiers in the world. The laser amplifier pumps a one inch diameter Nd:YAG laser rod with more than 400 QCW laser diode bars, and produces more than 9 Joules of gain-switched energy and over 7.5 Joules of stored energy. This is one example of several large laser amplifiers CEO has manufactured over the past 12 months. In order to keep up with the record demand level for laser amplifiers, CEO has doubled its manufacturing capability in 2014.
CEO designs and manufactures every component, from the laser diode bars to complete DPSS laser systems, in its 36,000 ft² facility in St. Charles, Missouri USA. This vertically integrated business model allows for modular scaling of standard products to produce customized laser solutions at the best value to the end user. CEO works closely with clients from the design phase through the manufacturing process to help ensure a successfully fielded product that performs on day one.
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