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Novel method for imaging high-power CO2 laser beams
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Paper Abstract

Continuous monitoring of high power (above 2 kW) CO2 laser beams with camera based systems has not been effective because beam sampling optics have not been available. Camera based systems allow real-time imaging of the entire beam profile which in turn enables real-time tuning and alignment of the laser, as well as enabling instantaneous recognition of beam misalignment in the optical delivery train. Spiricon and II-VI have jointly developed a new method for in-line, passive sampling and beam profiling of high power, multi-kilowatt CO2 lasers. The system uses conventional optics in a novel sampling arrangement, coupled to a Spiricon Pyroelectric IR Camera and Laser Beam Analysis software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478986
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence I. Green, Spiricon, Inc. (United States)
Gary L. Herrit, II-VI Inc. (United States)
Herman E. Reedy, II-VI Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4969:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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