Vital Materials manufactures optical material products for use in CO2 laser applications.
CO2 lasers are important in laser material processing. Compared with other lasers, CO2 lasers have good directivity, monochromaticity, and frequency stability. They have been widely used in the medical and military industries. In industrial laser processing, they can be used in welding, cutting, heat treatment, and cleaning. The developmental direction of CO2 lasers is towards high power crosscurrents, acousto-optic adjustable Q, RF excitation waveguides, portability, and continual high-power output.