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A new method for direct imaging of high power near IR lasers
Author(s): Warran Lineton; Lawrence I. Green
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Paper Abstract

Direct spatial profiling of high power near IR lasers can be extremely useful in determining the applicability of these lasers in materials processing. Because of the construction of these lasers, direct imaging in real time has been nearly impossible due to the high energy density at the focus. It is not possible to image a raw beam, because there is no raw beam in the conventional sense. We discuss the construction of a new imaging target that allows direct spatial imaging at the focus of these lasers, and give examples of its applicability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5708, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594291
Show Author Affiliations
Warran Lineton, Federal Mogul 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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