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3M™ Ion Laser Cathodes

3M ID B49000168
  • Typical discharge currents range from 5 to 50 amps
  • Customized lead size and configuration for easy installation
  • Available in various custom configurations to meet your application requirements
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  • Typical discharge currents range from 5 to 50 amps
  • Customized lead size and configuration for easy installation
  • Available in various custom configurations to meet your application requirements

3M™ Ion Laser Cathodes are filaments for ion lasers, which are most commonly used in the printing and entertainment lighting industries, as well as research in molecular microscopy and spectroscopy. 3M ion laser cathodes are manufactured with complete control and precision to deliver strict tolerances and high performance in a variety of ion laser applications.

Delivering Consistent Quality
From the raw materials to the finished product, 3M™ Ion Laser Cathodes (PDF, 95.81 Kb) are manufactured with high control and precision. This strict process ensures consistent, high-quality products for use in ion laser applications in the printing and entertainment lighting industries, as well as in molecular microscopy research.

Available custom configurations include a selection of aluminate impregnant mole ratios, various surface treatments for uniform thermal emissivity, assemblies and more to meet application requirements.

Precision Through Process
3M has over 60 years of industry experience manufacturing cathodes. Our highly controlled manufacturing processes are designed to ensure consistent product quality and to meet the exacting standards of a wide array of military and civilian applications. We control each stage of the cathode manufacturing process, from basic raw materials through the manufacturing of critical components to final assembly.

Learn more about 3M™ Cathodes and Electron Guns (PDF, 1.1 Mb)

Industries and Applications

  • Printing industry (lithography)
  • Technology used in laser light shows
  • High-powered gas lasers
  • Molecular microscopy research

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