oa CSIR Science Scope - Laser activity at CSIR to provide industry with edge : lasers



Since the invention of the laser in 1960, laser technology has had a profound impact on virtually all spheres of modern life. Because of its spectacular successes over a broad range of applications, laser technology was soon identified as an enabler and a key technology to global competitiveness. This realisation led to the implementation of government-sponsored R&D programmes in laser technology in practically every industrialised country around the world. In fields as diverse as telecommunications, medicine and entertainment, laser technology opened up new frontiers. Manufacturing proved to be no exception. In each of the basic disciplines of cutting, joining, milling and drilling, laser technology introduced significant advantages as well as new possibilities.


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