About laser etched crystal.
Laser etched crystal, sometimes referred to as 3d laser crystal or laser engraving make
wonderful gifts, keepsake's, corporate gifts, promotional products, incentives and awards.
Our 3d laser etched crystals are produced using a 3d laser etching system that engraves 3d
images inside optically perfect crystal. The laser etching system engraves 2d and 3d images
inside solid crystal. The images appears to float within the crystal.
"Custom Image Crystals" are crystals which include combinations of 2d or 3D images from
digital photos, traditional photographs, 3D files, 3D models, and can include text and logos.
Images include: pictures of people, pets, cars, boats, planes, buildings, national monuments,
birds, animals, reptiles, comic characters, corporate logos & brands as well as text. All we
need is a digital picture in order to produce a finished product for you. You can select custom
pieces with a single 2 D picture or multiple pictures within the crystal.
We offer volume discounts Click here to see our prices. If you need (10) or (10,000) pieces,
contact Foremost Crystal for the highest quality custom crystal. Click on the above link to
send us information regarding your project or call us at 918-357-5939 9am to 5pm central
Monday through Friday.
What is a laser?
A laser is a device that creates and amplifies a narrow, intense beam of coherent light.
The invention of the laser, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of
radiation, can be dated to 1958 with the publication of the scientific paper, Infrared and Optical
Masers, by Arthur L. Schawlow, then a Bell Labs researcher, and Charles H. Townes, a
consultant to Bell Labs.
What is a laser? The technical answer is: Light is actually an electro-magnetic wave and thus
has an electric field. A laser beam, also known as coherent light creates an electric field
greater than 10 million volts per centimeter. The focus of the laser beam creates “free” or
unattached electrons. The “free” electrons accelerated by the electric field created by the
laser beam causes the high energy electrons to collide with atoms and ions in the focus area.
As the process continues it causes a chain reaction and produces about 1 million trillion free
electrons per cubic centimeter in about 1 trillionth of a second. This phenomenon is called
“multi photon absorption.”
Atoms emit radiation. We see it every day when the "excited" neon atoms in a neon sign emit
light. Normally, they radiate their light in random directions at random times. The result is
incoherent light -- a technical term for what you would consider a jumble of photons going in
Multi-photon absorption is used to create our crystal art. The process involves focusing a
laser beam to a spot, about one-tenth of the diameter of a human hair, within a block of
optically perfect crystal. The laser then emits a short pulse beam (a few billionths per second)
and produces a tiny micro crack. The systems then perfectly align and position tens of
thousands of additional micro cracks to create 2D or 3D laser etched images. Although, the
laser generates power densities of 10 billion watts per square centimeter, the surface of the
crystal is NOT damaged due to the highly transparent nature of optically perfect crystal. The
resulting images appear to float within the crystal.
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Foremost Crystal has been providing quality custom laser etched crystals to our clients since
2003. Our crystals are optically perfect and the images are laser etched with top of the line
laser equipment. The tiny laser burns create detailed images that appears to "pop" out inside
the crystal. We work closely with our clients to insure they are satisfied with the results.
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