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Understanding Laser Optics

Type 1 - Focusing Optics

co2 laser focusing optics
Location
  • Inside the head of the laser
Function
  • Concentrates the laser energy to a small spot on your workpiece
Optics
  • Plano-convex or meniscus
  • Focusing lenses
co2 laser focusing optics

Type 2 - Beam Delivery Optics

co2 laser beam delivery optics
Location
  • Beam pathway
Function
  • Guides the laser beam from the resonator to the focusing head
Optics
  • Bend or total reflector
  • Reflective phase retarders
  • Mirrors
co2 laser beam delivery optics

Type 3 - Internal Optics

co2 laser internal optics
Location
  • Inside the resonator
Function
  • Assist with the generation of the laser beam
Optics
  • Rear or partial reflector mirror
  • Output coupler and windows
  • Bend or total reflector mirror
co2 laser internal optics

Praxair provides quality laser optics and cutting nozzles for most brands of CO2 cutting lasers:

  • Amada®
  • BLM Adige®
  • Bystronic®
  • Cincinnati®
  • LVD-Strippit®
  • Mazak®
  • Mitsubishi®
  • NTC®
  • Prima®
  • Trumpf®
  • Han Kwang®