Custom Laser Glass and Quartz Components Are Among Our Specialties

Custom Laser Glass and Quartz Components Are Among Our Specialties

Custom laser glass and quartz parts for CO2YAG, and HeNe laser components are an important part of our business for years. Precision Electronic Glass (PEG) is a primary OEM supplier of laser flow tubes, discharge tubes, electrode tubes, glass to metal seals, and gas port tubing, as well as gas sealed tubes.

 

Custom Laser Glass Components for Applications Spanning Many Industries

PEG specializes in shrinking glass and quartz tubing into precision bore tubing. Also, our special capabilities include glass fabrication, glass finishing, glass machining, and glassblowing. Our expertise produces a wide range of glass components for various systems requiring custom laser glass and other technologies across industries.

Other standard and custom components that we produce include glass-to-metal seals, glass-to-glass seals, graded seals, and glass assemblies.

 

Meeting the Highest Quality Standards in All We Do

The PEG team does all custom laser glass and glass fabrication in our facility that meets ISO quality management standards. In addition, our glass and quartz components meet the most stringent standards demanded by laser manufacturers.

PEG fabricates glass-to-glass, glass-to-metal, and graded seals for custom laser glass and quartz parts for CO2, YAG, and HeNe laser components. Fabrication of laser components requires the use of graded seals. These two materials with different coefficients allow for thermal expansion and need a graded seal. Therefore, a series of intermediate sealing glass is used between the two different glasses. Similarly, the linear coefficient of expansion must be close to avoid cracking of the graded seals.

PEG’s more than five decades of experience ensures durability and long life of the graded seals we produce.

 

Custom Laser Glass and Quartz CO2 Lasers

The concept of stimulated light was first theorized by Albert Einstein in 1917. In the late 1940’s and 1950’s scientists developed a practical device known today as a LASER — an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission or Radiation.

The carbon dioxide (CO2 laser) was one of the earliest gas lasers. It was developed by Kumar Patel of Bell Labs in 1964. As a result, this laser quickly became the industry workhorse with its available high continuous power and efficiencies to 20%. The CO2 laser produces a beam in the infrared with principal wavelengths of 10.6 and 9.4 micrometers. The gas fill consists primarily of CO2, N2, H2 and He, and at times, Xenon.

For example, CO2 lasers have found applications in industry for cutting, welding, and engraving. In addition, it is in medical uses such as laser surgery and skin treatments. The military has similarly found a use for CO2 lasers as rangefinders using LIDAR.