CO2 Laser

A widely used laser in which the primary lasing medium is carbon dioxide gas. The output wavelength is 10.6 micrometers in the far infrared spectrum. It can be operated in either continuous wave (CW) or pulsed. Beam transmission is via mirrors. Power can be up to 40,000 watts for lasers that are routinely used to cut metals, polymers, wood-based products, and ceramics.