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CO lasers enhance capabilities for medical applications

Stephen Law   

Test & Measurement Medical

15OTD250_MEDCOHERENT J-35µm next generation carbon monoxide (CO) laser enhances processing characteristics for materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing. Devices output at a wavelength of approximately 5µm, as opposed to 10.6 µm for CO2 lasers. Since some materials which transmit at the longer (CO2) wavelength absorb at 5µm, this leads to advantages in various materials processing applications. Additionally, the shorter wavelength of the CO laser focuses to a spot size that is two times smaller than that of a CO2 laser, enabling significant advantages in the production of smaller holes and features, as well as narrower kerf widths when cutting. http://www.Coherent.com


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