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High-power laser diodes in material processing
Author(s): Ralf Th. Kersten; Detlev Wolff
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Paper Abstract

With the availability of laser diodes in the power range of small solid state lasers the direct material processing becomes more and more interesting as a standard application. Typical applications are heating, surface modifications, drilling and cutting. The ability to control the energy deposition simply via the current makes laser diode based equipment a tool of choice for medical applications. Both medical applications and material processing require optical systems for the appropriate energy deposition. The cooling system of laser diodes depends on the environment of the application (medical vs. industrial). Several direct applications of laser diodes are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2682, Laser Diodes and Applications II, (12 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.237644
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Ralf Th. Kersten, JENOPTIK Laserdiode GmbH (Germany)
Detlev Wolff, JENOPTIK Laserdiode GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2682:
Laser Diodes and Applications II
Kurt J. Linden; Prasad R. Akkapeddi, Editor(s)

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