CO Laser Microprocessing
Carbon monoxide (CO) lasers are emerging as the tool of choice in glass cutting in consumer electronics, micro-via drilling for microelectronics and in additive manufacturing. The lasers’ five micron operating wavelength facilitates the absorption of laser energy in glass, enabling curved cutting and micro-drilling in glass panels.
II-VI offers a complete line of CO laser products such as scan lenses, scanning mirrors and protective windows. II-VI also developed a proprietary housing design to seal scan lenses and achieve very high transmission at five micron wavelength.