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Novel method to sample very high power CO2 lasers: II Continuing Studies
Author(s): John Eric; Daniel B Seibert; Lawrence I. Green
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Paper Abstract

For the past 28 years, the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory (LHMEL) at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, has worked with CO2 lasers capable of producing continuous energy up to 150 kW. These lasers are used in a number of advanced materials processing applications that require accurate spatial energy measurements of the laser. Conventional non-electronic methods are not satisfactory for determining the spatial energy profile. This paper describes continuing efforts in qualifying the new method in which a continuous, real-time electronic spatial energy profile can be obtained for very high power, (VHP) CO2 lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5708, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594288
Show Author Affiliations
John Eric, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel B Seibert, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Anteon Corp. (United States)
Lawrence I. Green, Spiricon, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5708:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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