A line of CO2 laser optics optimized for 10.6 microns that are in-stock for popular etching, marking, and thin metal cutting lasers are available from Laser Research Optics .
Laser Research CO2 Optics are designed to promote sharper cuts with fewer passes and are optimized for 10.6 microns. The lenses feature coatings with less than 0.2 percent total absorption values to keep them cooler and the silicon turning mirrors have an enhanced DBMR coating to provide up to 99.6 percent reflectivity. They are available off-the-shelf with 24-hour delivery.
Suited for OEMs or as field replacements for end-users, Laser Research CO2 Optics meet ISO-10110 specifications for optical elements. The lenses are offered in 0.5” to 1.5” dia. sizes with focal lengths from 1.0” to 25” in 0.5” increments and the Silicon Silver DBMR coated turning mirrors come in 0.75” to 3.0” dia. sizes from 2 to 10 mm thick.
Related Glossary Terms
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.