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Hair removal

Photoepilation consists in delivering enough energy on hair in order to destroy its follicle, preventing it from growing again.Diode lasers are the most versatile technology existing nowadays: we have diode lasers at 808nm, but also at 1060nm (the typical YAG wavelength) and at 760nm (the same wavelength than alexandrite) in a wide power range (from 600W up to 6000W). Monocrom have a long experience manufacturing hair removal lasers with a great reliability.

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Defense

Monocrom develops laser modules for defense applications under strict confidentiality conditions. As disclosable examples we have manufactured laser dazzlers for fishing vessels, green laser modules emitting a temporal light pattern that provoques a temporal blindness to the attacker, and high power (in the kW range) pulsed direct diode light sources for gathed imaging (a way to "see" behing fire or dense fumes).

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Pumping

In solid-state lasers the population inversión needed to achieve amplification in the cavity is achieved by means of optical pumping. Thus, electrons in a ground energy level absorb light in a certain wavelength that allow them to jump to an upper level and from there, using multiple levels decays, they emit light at a longer wavelength.

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Printing

Laser printing generates high-quality texts and graphics. Our lasers perform at shorter wavelengths with a smaller beam so enabling higher resolution. Adjustable wavelengths and power density result in optimum performance when printing over different substartes.

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Materials processing

Light-matter interactions can lead to changes in the properties of the involved material. Lasers allow to perform these changes in very localized areas so enabling a wide range of processess and doing others in a faster and more precise way. Namely, welding, cutting and marking are the most widespread processes done with lasers and surface microstructing is fastly growing. Monocrom lasers are used in plastic cutting and welding, metals microstructuring and laser assisted roll-forming allowing the use of new materials.

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Photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy consists in selective destruction of tumor cells by means of the photochemical effect of certain substances. A compound is injected in the body. It is retained by the tumor cells while rapidly eliminated by the ones and, after some hours, light is applied onto the area to be treated. Thus, the compound is activated and kills tumor cells leaving healthy ones safe.

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Aero-spatial

Monocrom has developed a 532 nm laser for the future ESA Exomars mission to Mars. The laser will be used for Raman-spectroscopy with the objective of investigating vestiges of past and evidence of present life in the Red Planet.

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Ophthalmology

The laser allows fast, precise and minimally invasive eye surgery. Green wavelengths are very efficiently absorbed by hemoglobin so these lasers are used for photocoagulation. Furthermore, with the right control Related on pulses, a detached retina can be recovered.

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Industrial

From light source for inspection systems to nonmagnetic metals selection, lasers are easing and speeding lots of industrial processess. High beam quality, wide wavelength and power ranges together with ruggerized housings allow our lasers to work reliably in inline quality control systems, reprography, construction.