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Examination of standards and test procedures for laser beam characterization of CO2 industrial lasers
Author(s): C. Wild
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Paper Abstract

In the industrial application of high power lasers, the knowledge of the properties of the laser beam is of great importance. The definitions given in ISO 11145 and ISO 11146 are rather sensible and efficient from a mathematical point of view and as long as more or less perfect beams are considered. In real life, however, there are some problems. The major problems with beam characterization according to ISO 11145 and ISO 11146 are discussed on a basis of examples taken from measurements of high power carbon-dioxide lasers in industrial applications and environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2870, Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization, (20 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259913
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C. Wild, Trumpf Lasertechnik GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2870:
Third International Workshop on Laser Beam and Optics Characterization

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