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Hollow sapphire fiber system for high-power CO2 lasers
Author(s): Rick K. Nubling; Christopher C. Gregory; James A. Harrington
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Paper Abstract

Hollow sapphire fibers have been used to deliver up to 1500 W of CO2 laser power for industrial laser applications. These hollow waveguides incorporate a water jacket to prevent overheating. The fibers are about 110 cm in length and they have been bent to 90 degree(s). The bending loss for the large 1070-micrometers bore fiber is less than 15% of the straight loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167598
Show Author Affiliations
Rick K. Nubling, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Christopher C. Gregory, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


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

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