Coherent strengthens PV offering through Lumera Laser buy

  • Lumera has had siginificant success with its laser products in applications including PV manufacturing. Image: Coherent.
    Lumera has had siginificant success with its laser products in applications including PV manufacturing. Image: Coherent.

Coherent, a California-based manufacturer of laser applications including solar cells, has broadened its PV offering following the acquisition of German laser specialist Lumera Laser.

Lumera has had significant success with its broad range of Rapid and Hyper-Rapid picosecond laser products in applications such as PV manufacturing. Coherent has already got considerable experience in using laser technology in the manufacture of solar cells. The acquisition will further strengthen its PV portfolio.

Moreover, Lumera is expected to play a centrol role in the expansion of Coherent’s ultrafast product and market growth through its new product capabilities and applications expertise.

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