Ultraviolet laser products have primarily been used in advanced research and development and industrial manufacturing. UV lasers and optical emitters are also used in biotechnology and medical markets that require sterilization and disinfectant devices that require light sources from within the wavelength of Ultraviolet. Lasers in the UV range, same as those emitted by the sun, have very destructive capabilities. Lasers that are developed using ultraviolet under DPSS circuitry contain crystals from Nd:YAG/Nd:YVO4 garnet and are excellent choices in micro-machining applications and are often used in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards and consumer electronics.
UV Lasers are highly suitable for scientific and industrial uses as well as OEM applications and other projects that require micro-precision machining. Ultraviolet lasers are also used in cosmetic dentistry mainly to facilitate chemical bonding and bleaching of organic enamels and other procedures. Performing experiments in atomic and molecular spectroscopy and chemical dynamics are just a few examples of what UV lasers are capable of. Ultraviolet lasers emit shorter wavelengths than blue lasers which is capable of producing a data capacity 20 times as dense as the current Blu-ray lasers. Japanese computer hardware manufacturers are hard at work putting UV lasers and ultraviolet diode emitters into computer data storage disk technology, therefore, drastically increasing data storage capabilities.
Ultraviolet laser technology will spawn a new generation of applications in nanotechnology, material sciences, biology, chemistry, plasma physics and a myriad of other uses of UV. Lasers are becoming the building blocks of various industries and even humanity with lasers controlling just about every aspect of our lives. From UV lasers to red laser pointers and beyond, photonics will always be a fundamental achievement of mankind as Ultraviolet lasers are becoming as common as the rising sun.