Coherent, Inc. supplies photonics-based solutions for a range of commercial and scientific research applications worldwide. It operates through two segments: Specialty Lasers and Systems, and Commercial Lasers and Components. The company designs, manufactures, services, and markets lasers, laser tools, precision optics, and related accessories. Its products are used in markets, such as microelectronics, materials processing, original equipment manufacturer components and instrumentation, and scientific research and government programs. The company markets its products through a direct sales force, as well as through direct sales personnel and independent representatives.