Tag Archives: CO2 lasers

AL50 Q-Switched CO2 Laser

Whether ablating, cutting, perforating or marking, the highest precision in micro-material processing starts with the right beam source. The Access Laser AL50Q is a compact RF-excited, INVAR-stabilized, fully sealed CO2 waveguide laser that is Q-switched with an acoustic-optical modulator (AOM). This results in outstanding pulse characteristics with high peak powers of 2.5 kW, 200 ns … Continue reading

May 29, 2022 Access Laser, Blog, Lasers

Single Crystal Growth with CO2 Laser-Heated Floating-Zone

By the 1970s, the telecommunications industry was increasingly interested in growing single crystal oxides of small-diameter and high-purity due to their advantageous material properties for fiber optical applications. The floating zone technique was the preferred choice, but could not be applied due to inefficient RF heating of the oxides. A solution to this problem was presented … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 Access Laser, Blog, Lasers

Line Tracker Provides Industry-Leading Laser Power Stability

For many applications power stability is the critical performance factor which will determine the quality of outcomes. Access Laser has developed their Line Tracker feature to provide industry leading average power stability of less than +/- 1%. The unique Line Tracker software-controlled optical feedback loop enables industry-leading power stability and, for shorter models, wavelength selection. … Continue reading

April 20, 2021 Access Laser, Blog, Lasers