What Is A Laser Power Meter

I have been working with laser systems of all types for more than 10 years, but I’ve only recently purchased my own laser power meter. So, what is a laser power meter? A Laser Power Meter is an instrument that measures the output power of a laser beam. They typically measure average power over a … Read more

What Is The Pre-ionisation Zone Of A Laser Tube?

The pre-ionisation zone of a CO2 DC glass laser tube is commonly referred to in the tube manufacturers literature and specifications but never explained. Asking the tube manufacturers for information usually results in the comment that it offers good engraving. So I decided to do some research and try and answer the question once and … Read more

What is a CO2 Laser Cutter?

When I first used a CO2 laser cutter, little did I realise just how flexible a tool it could be! Ideal for both industrial and home hobby applications. So what is a CO2 laser cutter? The commonest type of CO2 laser cutter is the Flatbed or CNC style laser cutter. This can be found in … Read more