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Beam propagation characteristics of the industrial cw CO2 transverse-flow laser
Author(s): Grazyna T. Rabczuk; P. Kukiello; Gerard Sliwinski
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Paper Abstract

Propagation and focusing characteristics of the output beam emitted from the industrial, transverse-flow, cw carbo-dioxide laser working in the range up to 1.5 kW were determined experimentally, by implementing the standard scanning knife- edge technique. From the beam propagation caustics recorded under focused conditions the principal beam parameters such as the focal spot size, its location as well as the relevant beam quality factor mM+2) were determined. The focusing properties of the beam were investigated for different laser operation conditions defined by the laser output power values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3186, Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends, (14 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280500
Show Author Affiliations
Grazyna T. Rabczuk, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)
P. Kukiello, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)
Gerard Sliwinski, Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3186:
Laser Technology V: Physics and Research and Development Trends
Wieslaw L. Wolinski; Michal Malinowski, Editor(s)

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