IEN - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility
Hermes LS500XL CO2 Laser
Equipment Description

The Georgia Tech Hermes LS500XL 60 watt CO2 laser.The Gravograph LS-500XL CO2 laser produces a beam of infrared light with its principal wavelength centering around 10.6 microns. The typical beam size is approximately 200 microns, and the working area is 18 x 12 inches. Materials such as polymers (acrylic, polyester, mylar, parylene, PMMA, PLA...), quartz, fused silica, organics (wood, fabric,...) are suitable for laser machining with material thicknesses ranging from 0.05 to 10 mm.


  • CO2 laser @60W, approx 1mm wavelength
  • Resolutions of 200um spot and sub mm movement

Materials Etched

  • Polymers, wood, papers, plastics, angstrom thin metals 
Institute Georgia Tech
Department IEN - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility
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