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New possibilities in material processing with kW solid state lasers
Author(s): Hans Kurt Toenshoff; Clemens Meyer-Kobbe; Egbert U. Beske
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Paper Abstract

Solid state lasers gain importance in the field of material processing due to the recent increase of output power up to more than 1 kW. In comparison with the C02-laser the main technological advantages are the shorter wavelength, respective the higher beam absorption of metal surfaces and the possibility of beam transmission through a fibre. With regard to both benefits the effects on cutting and welding are investigated and prospects to the technological and economical advantages of the solid state laser are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20586
Show Author Affiliations
Hans Kurt Toenshoff, Univ. Hannover (Germany)
Clemens Meyer-Kobbe, Laser Zentrum Hannover (Germany)
Egbert U. Beske, Laser Zentrum Hannover (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1277:
High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications
Clive L. M. Ireland, Editor(s)

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