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Mirrors Used in CO2 Laser

05/18/2020 7:34 AM

Conducting research project using C02 laser used in 3D printing scaffolds for bone tissue. Focus is finding global potential of co2 laser single component the mirror.

the mirror used in Co2 laser can it be used in any other type of technology other than co2 laser?

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/18/2020 8:33 AM

The best bet is to engage a local Marketing specialist, because this is an Engineering forum.

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/18/2020 12:23 PM

Compact makeup mirror for Barbie?

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/18/2020 11:28 PM

The CO2 lasers I've worked with produce/use infrared light. Any mirror intended for use with a CO2 laser should be usable in any other system that uses a similar wavelength of light.

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/19/2020 12:00 PM

Above, I attempted to answer the question posed in the OP. Now, after re-reading the OP and seeing the similar post regarding the single item discharge tube, This appears to be a marketing question, not an engineering question.

This is not an appropriate forum for marketing questions.

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/19/2020 1:11 AM

Why don't you look into it?

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Re: Mirrors used in CO2 Laser

05/19/2020 12:35 PM

I do see that this is a technical question.

The answer is that it could be used in any reflecting application where the applicable wavelength will be reflected and the power density won't cause degradation of the reflecting surface. Realize that the mirror in question will probably be optimized for the infrared wavelength produced by your laser if it was manufactured specifically for that application, but then it is very possible the mirror is not optimized and was sourced as an acceptable commodity and plugged into the laser tube design. It is entirely possible it could be used effectively over a wide range of wavelengths.

Starting at https://www.edmundoptics.com/c/infrared-ir-mirrors/661/ you would need to determine the substrate and coatings applied to your particular mirror and determine the range of wavelengths and power densities you might want to use. At some wavelengths the optical coating will become opaque and the mirror will cease to function.

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