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Patchcord for CO<sub>2</sub> Lasers

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A patchcord developed by Laser Components allows users to transmit CO2 laser light to the desired location. The laser light is coupled into the fibre with a suitable fibre coupling unit.

The main part of the patchcord is a hollow silica waveguide with a core diameter of 500µm, 750µm or 1,000µm.  The fibre is protected by a metal tube which limits the bending radius and protects the fibre against breakage. The two SMA connectors on the in-coupling and out-coupling ends include zinc selenide (ZnSe) windows to protect the hollow silica waveguide against dust and moisture. The patchcord is available with a fibre that can also transmit a pilot beam.