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Beam delivery using adaptive optics for material processing applications with high-power CO2 lasers
Author(s): Heinz Haferkamp; Holger Schmidt; Dirk Seebaum
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Paper Abstract

The focusing characteristics of divergent laser beams change with the distance between laser source and processing head. To keep the energy distribution on the workpiece surface on the same level while working with a flying lens, the use of deformable mirror systems has proven to be a suitable solution. In this case, a newly-developed system is brought into the beam guidance system to keep the focal spot diameter constant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167597
Show Author Affiliations
Heinz Haferkamp, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Holger Schmidt, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Dirk Seebaum, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2062:
Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing
Leonard R. Migliore; Richard W. Walker, Editor(s)

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