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Alternative Wavelengths

CO2 Laser Cutting and Engraving of Specific Plastics and Other Materials

Unique Processing Benefits

Select the optimum wavelength for your application.

Faster Cutting Speeds

Maximize your output.

Superior Part Quality

Experience precision and a high resolution.

Improve Your Laser Processes

CERAMICORE® Technology Optimizes the Use of Alternative Wavelengths

Our patented laser models are engineered and manufactured in a variety of CO2 wavelengths. These are generated by utilizing a combination of:

All materials possess unique energy absorption characteristics that correspond to specific wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum.

By matching the wavelength to the material that best absorbs it, the laser cutting or engraving of materials such as plastics is maximized. Apply this process to achieve faster cutting speeds, improved part quality, and finer resolution on a variety of plastics.

The inside of a laser machine during marking


Largest Selection of Alternative Wavelengths in the Industry for Different Materials

In many cases, conventional sealed CO2 lasers are limited in wavelengths or power level offerings. Our models are available in most power levels and in the following wavelengths:



10.6 µm

general-purpose laser cutting and engraving plastics and many other materials

10.2 µm

kiss cutting of plastics films

9.3 µm

engraving on specific plastics

11.2 µm

medical and dental applications

Select the optimum wavelength and pulsing specifications for a precise laser process and superior part quality. Iradion lasers are effectively used for cutting, perforating, marking, engraving and other processes of:

Ask our experts about plastic laser cutting or engraving and other materials.


Alternative Wavelengths for Plastic Laser Cutting and Other Materials

Each wavelength exhibits unique processing benefits depending on the application:

9.3 µm:

A wavelength that is commonly used to laser mark plastics, such as Polyimide films utilized in packaging. It is used in optical layers for LED display screens. It is also suitable for Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) for bottling and containers.

Using the standard wavelength of 10.6 µm, damages and rough engravings may occur. A wavelength of 9.3 µm, on the other hand, produces shallow and sharp engravings.

10.2 µm:

A wavelength that is commonly used for plastic laser cutting of materials, such as polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and other similar plastic films. It is found in the production of labels, packaging, and laminations.

Kiss Cutting is a common technique that utilizes 10.2 µm wavelengths for laser cutting of the top plastic layer of a laminate while preserving the lower material layers.

10.6 µm:

This is one of the most commonly used wavelengths in the industry. It is absorbed by the widest range of materials. It represents a universal laser processing wavelength. Use 10.6 µm for simple laser engraving of plastic, polymer, and organic materials.

11.2 µm:

This wavelength is specifically designed for medical and dental applications. The 11.2 µm wavelength allows the use of CO2 assist gas to stop “wicking”. It also prevents the gas from absorbing laser energy and distorting the precision laser beam.


Quality, Power, and Reliability

Profit from the following advantages of our CO2 lasers:

Customization & Options

An Individual Solution for Your Needs

Tailor our CO2 lasers specifically to your requirements:


Wavelengths options:

11.2, 10.6, 10.2, 9.3 µm for best applications results on specific materials, such as plastic laser cutting

Power levels:

25 to 250 Watts models

Pulse options:

standard, fast

Cooling system:

air-cooled, fan-cooled, and water-cooled

Power supply models and sources

Beam expansion/collimation:

6x, 5x, 4x, 3x, 2.5x

Laser controls

Customized final testing

Operation and training programs

Rapid response service program

Laser gas degradation insurance


Find more detailed information in our datasheet.

Datasheet Unique Wavelengths

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