Band-Selective Resonator Optics for CO2 Laser Systems

Most CO2 lasers operate in the wavelength band at 10.6µm. This wavelength band is fine for cutting steel and certain other materials; however, other industrial laser applications -- such as plastics processing -- need a different, specific wavelength band for maximum production efficiency.

II-VI’s band-selective resonator optics effectively “lock” a CO2 laser to a specific wavelength band for specialized industrial applications, such as the 9.3µm band for circuit board drilling and plastics marking.

Our band-selective resonator optics are designed for both standard CO2 gas mixes and isotope fills.