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The long journey from idea to industrial success
Author(s): Holger Schlüter
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Paper Abstract

It is astonishing how long it can take from the first idea to the industrial success of a laser technology product. Three laser technologies in which TRUMPF participated will be investigated from conception to realization. The first case study focuses on the diffusion cooled coaxial CO2 laser geometry with diffraction limited resonators. The second case study highlights some of the stages along the very successful route to implementation of the thin disk laser; from the conception at the IFSW1 and the ITP2, both in Stuttgart, to the successful industrial installations in automotive applications. Finally the development of high power diodes for diode pumped solid state lasers is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2008
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 6874, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II, 687402 (21 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.791919
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Holger Schlüter, TRUMPF Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6874:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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