7 Aug 2020

Multiple Wavelengths Combined in One Beam

Multiwave Hybrid Technology Debuted to European Peers


March 30, 2015 –Vienna, Austria - More than 200 members of Europe’s industrial laser community gathered in Kenilworth, UK for the Industrial Laser Association Symposium held March 17-18. The biennial event brings together industry and academia to learn of new developments in laser technology. The ILAS 2015 event drew laser users, laser component manufacturers, laser system manufacturers and academics doing research on lasers and laser processing from England, Germany, Belgium and France.  Neil Main, ILAS 2015 Chair notes the growing importance of material modification saying, “Laser material processing, is increasingly recognized as a key manufacturing technology, and it is continually yielding new applications and processes.”

 “This is the first time that we have presented our Multiwave Hybrid technology to an audience whose expertise is laser materials processing”, said Joseph Hillman, Strategic Development Manager at Universal Laser Systems, Inc.  Known for its innovative laser material processing technology, Universal Laser Systems is possibly the only group in the world who has pioneered this unique beam delivery system that combines two or more laser beams with different wavelengths into a single coaxial beam with a common focal plane.

Hillman’s presentation of Laser Materials Processing Using a Coaxial Dual Wavelength Beam, authored by Joseph T. Hillman, Yefim Sukhman, Chris Risser, was one of 90 presentations delivered in the two-day symposium. It was very well received and represents a significant advancement for the industry.

Hillman explains, “Combining multiple laser beams with various wavelengths into a single coaxial beam enables the development of novel laser materials processing technologies that are not possible with a single wavelength laser beam.”  To read the entire presentation go to

About Mr. Joseph Hillman
Mr. Hillman has a degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He has over 20 years of experience in development of advanced fabrication processes, with the past five years dedicated to laser processing techniques.  He has published more than 100 technical papers and holds over 50 patents. He joined Universal Laser Systems in 2009.


About Universal Laser Systems
Universal Laser Systems Inc. is solely owned, engineering and manufacturing company founded in 1988 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, with sales offices in Vienna, Austria and Yokohama, Japan. Universal Laser Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of COand fiber laser systems, and recognized experts in laser-material interactions and advanced material processing. The laser systems are widely used in small business to Fortune 500 companies throughout automotive, aerospace, awards, electronics, packaging and manufacturing industries to produce a variety of goods ranging from custom, one-off items to identical mass-produced parts and products.  Universal laser systems are used to cut, mark and engrave plastics, metals, wood, glass, stone, ceramics, rubber, acrylics, textiles, composites and unique materials. For more information visit our website at