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Fibre coupler for CO2 lasers with patchcord connection

With Laser Components' coupling unit for CO2 lasers, laser beams are coupled with low loss into a hollow-core fibre; the maximum diameter of the laser beam may only be 5.0mm.

Fibres with an inner core diameter of 750µm and 1000µm exhibit very good transmission results. 

Due to its modular flange design, the coupling unit can be connected to any available CO2 laser source. Several adjustment screws make it possible to optimally adjust the laser beam across two rotatory and three translational axes. The coupling unit is fitted with an SMA connection.

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