Finesse laser helps break a Guinness World Record

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Manchester-based Laser Quantum’s finesse has been part of the ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ Guinness World Record, of balloons popped consecutively by a continuous wave laser

Stockport, England: Manchester-based Laser Quantum, manufacturer of continuous wave and ultrafast lasers, has had its finesse 6W laser used as part of a Guinness World Record attempt. In conjunction with ITV, the record was set up and broken on the popular TV programme ‘It’s not rocket science’.  The finesse laser popped 200 balloons across a 40m distance in front of a live audience. With Manchester being the 2016 European city of science, Laser Quantum is contributing to the world-class science research and technologies coming out of the city and manufacturing world record breaking lasers is another string to its bow.

Laser Quantum enjoys working with the community and often completes charity challenges in order to raise money for various local communities. Working with ITV to achieve this record enabled Laser Quantum to extend its community work further and engage with a larger population about the excitement of science and technology, an area it is passionate about.

Andrew Wells, Sales and Marketing Director of Laser Quantum said ‘It was good fun to take part in a world record attempt, and it did demonstrate the capabilities of the finesse. In order to deliver the required energy to burst the balloons over 40m, the beam shape and divergence need to be of high quality. I’m glad the record was broken on a popular TV programme as this will also engage children in science and technology- the scientists of the future.’

Laser Quantum is always looking to deliver innovation and create passion for science. It develops both of these by increasing its capabilities through hiring experienced and knowledgeable staff to deliver cutting-edge laser technologies to suit their customer needs.

About Laser Quantum: Laser Quantum is headquartered in Stockport, Manchester, and creates robust and high quality lasers, using innovative optical technologies. It provides worldwide researchers with the tools they need to advance scientific knowledge and understanding, and allowing OEM manufacturers to improve the capability and reliability of their products. With industry-leading lifetimes and specifications, Laser Quantum lasers are suited to numerous research and industrial applications.

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