A new series of low-power, continuous-wave (CW) CO2 lasers from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) now offers high reliability operation for OEM applications. The new DIAMOND C Series consists of sealed lasers with output powers of 30, 40, 55, and 70 watts at 10.6 μm. The lasers offer amplitude stability of ±5% for air-cooled models and ±3% for liquid-cooled units. The DIAMOND C Series also offers output beam characteristics of M2 < 1.2 for 30W and 55W systems, and M2 1.3 for 40W and 70W models.

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