Steve Butcher

Scientific Marketing Manager, Coherent

Steve Butcher is scientific marketing manager at Coherent (Santa Clara, CA).

(Courtesy of Morgan Trassin)
FIGURE 1. At ETH Zurich, an Astrella amplifier maintains output stability in spite of its proximity to a deposition chamber that reaches internal temperatures as high as 950°C.
Lasers & Sources

Revisiting the industrial revolution in scientific lasers

Aug. 11, 2020
A look is taken at how the industrial approach to reliability in ultrafast scientific lasers has resulted in research tools that deliver on their promise.
(Courtesy of the Fleming group)
FIGURE 1. A 2D electronic spectrum contains many different types of information.
Lasers & Sources

Ultrafast Lasers: Trends in femtosecond amplifiers—Ti:sapphire vs. ytterbium

Feb. 18, 2020
Ti:sapphire and ytterbium femtosecond amplifier technologies—one mature, the other quite dynamic—currently provide complementary performance, so the optimum choice is really application...
FIGURE 1. An earlier version of optical mount (a) is compared with the final version (b) used in a femtosecond laser; the final version incorporates concepts from industrial lasers. The final version is more compliant with externally induced vibration and temperature-change cycles.
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Solid-State Lasers: Ultrafast scientific lasers undergo an industrial revolution

Sept. 8, 2014
By taking advantage of expertise from the world of industrial lasers, ultrafast lasers have become simpler and more reliable, yielding improvements in cost of data and data throughput...