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Fiber laser for micro-cutting of metals
Author(s): Klaus F. Kleine; Kenneth G. Watkins
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Paper Abstract

The fiber laser concept is proven technology for telecom applications where its single mode performance and reliability is essential. Newer generation diode-pumped fiber lasers are using pump diodes especially developed for telecom applications and therefore offer excellent controllability of the laser pulse length and pulse frequency. In the past years the output power of fiber laser increased steadily. This high power performance enables the fiber laser to serve applications like industrial marking. High power fiber lasers are now approaching power levels sufficient for micro cutting applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4974, Advances in Fiber Lasers, (3 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484171
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Klaus F. Kleine, Guidant Corp. (United States)
Kenneth G. Watkins, Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4974:
Advances in Fiber Lasers
L. N. Durvasula, Editor(s)

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