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The Lexel Story
THE LEXEL™ LASER SYSTEMS WERE ORIGINALLY PRODUCED STARTING IN 1972.
Convinced that there was a need for truly stable, reliable, long-life ion lasers, their team of leading laser engineers developed a fundamental design that was integral to the requirements of demanding applications.
Over the next 30 years, Lexel laser, Inc. incorporated their original design into a series of laser systems, that, to this day, continue to perform in demanding, real world environments; from exacting research labs in universities and government agencies to rugged industrial and mobile applications.
2002 was an extremely busy year for Cambridge Lasers Labs Inc. After completing a second technology transfer agreement with Spectra Physic™ ( Glass Ceramic ion Laser products in 2008 and Helium Neon manufacturing rights in 2002 ) Cambridge had the opportunity to acquired the assets, trademarks and intellectual property of LEXEL™ Laser, Inc. The Lexel™ acquisition, along with key members of LEXEL™ engineering personnel, propelled Cambridge into full manufacturing and development mode. Since 2002 LEXEL™ has solidified its position as major manufacturer and innovator of all things Laser related.
Over the past 15 years Cambridge has made significant improvements to the original LEXEL™ gas-ion laser systems, and today we not only manufacture 100% of all our LEXEL™ gas-ion laser products here in the United States, but our commitment to always improving our quality has made the new LEXEL™ laser systems the most reliable gas-ion laser system available in the world.
Combining LEXEL’s strengths with Cambridge Lasers Laboratories
Cambridge Lasers founder Brian Bohan was educated in the world-renowned A.H. Beck microwave and plasma physics research group at the Engineering Laboratory of Cambridge University. His research experience there provided the technical underpinnings for the founding of Cambridge Lasers Ltd in 1982. This new enterprise was located just North of the City, next to the emerging Science Park in Cambridge. Top researchers from the university and industry were easily accessible and helped in the rapid growth of Cambridge Lasers Ltd. Within 5 years Cambridge expanded its engineering / sales / services into Edinburgh, Scotland UK, with complimenting service / sales in Darmstadt Germany and plasma tube processing in D’Orsay France.
Seeing an opportunity to grow the company Brian moved to California in 1989 to establish Cambridge Lasers Laboratories Inc within the Silicon Valley area. This gave Cambridge access to the high technology work force and vendor base. Cambridge Lasers has over the years developed a worldwide reputation for laser system expertise and first-rate customer service. Cambridge, along with LEXEL™ products division has consolidated all manufacturing and design under one roof. Manufacturing is vertically integrated within our headquarters building in Silicon Valley, their home for over 27 years.
Incorporating the LEXEL™ laser designs and manufacturing into its corporate profile, Cambridge Lasers developed the LEXEL™ Product Division. This division, with its team of experienced laser engineers and technicians, has been highly successful in the continuous production and improvements for the LEXEL™ product lines.
Historical Footnote: Bob Buzzard, the original founder of LEXEL™ Lasers Inc. is still active within our Cambridge / LEXEL™ family. Although retired from working full time Bob strengthens and supports our efforts with the in-depth knowledge only the pioneers of Laser design can supply. “ We stand on the shoulders of giants” – Isaac Newton January 4, 1643 – March 31 1727
Lasers that outperform all others.
At Cambridge Lasers Laboratories, Inc., our goal is to provide medical, scientific and entertainment professionals with laser systems that outperform the competition. We offer our customers the best value available by improving their current systems or by providing upgraded, remanufactured systems at considerable savings.
Because a laser system is only as reliable as its weakest component, we ensure the integrity of every part we manufacture through stringent controls and strict adherence to specifications. Plasma tubes are constructed in Class 100 clean environments and processed using ultra clean high-vacuum pump stations employing real-time mass spectrometry.
Our specialized glass engineering and Brewster window manufacturing are the best in the industry. And to ensure that major sub components are of the highest quality, we perform all ceramic machining, metallizing, brazing and welding in-house. Our name doesn’t go on the product until we’ve tested and re-tested every part in the product.