How does a CO2 laser tube work?
Currently have a diode laser, but am curous about the CO2 lase tube... how does it work?
There is a mixture gases inside the smallest inner tube of the laser tube. Current is then sent through this small inner tube and this causes the electrons to jump and drop energy levels. This reaction releases photons that are reflected inside the small inner tube. Once a certain energy amount is reached, a laser beam is produced and it is then reflected out the nozzle onto mirror #1