Tony Hoult, Ph.D.

Applications Manager

Dr. Tony Hoult is trained as a Materials Engineer and has been working for many years as a Laser Materials Processing specialist. He worked in the UK on early high power solid state lasers followed by a lengthy period as a Researcher at the University of Warwick.

He moved to the US in 1999 and set up the IPG Photonics Applications facility in Silicon Valley eight years ago. Since then, he has been working on laser processing with a wide range of advanced fiber laser sources at multiple laser wavelengths.

FIGURE 1. A typical conduction-limited spot weld.
Industrial Laser Solutions

Maybe the most flexible laser—ever!

July 14, 2015
Fiber laser finds utility in welding applications.
FIGURE 1. A quasi-CW high-pulse-energy fiber laser supports high-pulse-energy, low-duty-cycle laser processing.
Lasers & Sources

FIBER LASERS: Fiber-laser technology grows more diverse

Dec. 1, 2011
Fiber lasers offer benefits such as long lifetimes, low complexity, reduced running costs, and low maintenance, which can now be found in a variety of fiber-based products with...
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Industrial Laser Solutions

Fiber lasers in the photovoltaic industry

Nov. 1, 2008
Fiber lasers offer a cost-effective solution for many processes with some unique capabilities.