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Disk laser: a new generation of industrial lasers
Author(s): Rüdiger Brockmann; David Havrilla
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Paper Abstract

The disk laser concept aggregates high efficiency, excellent beam quality, high average and peak power with moderate cost and high reliability. Therefore it became one major technology in industrial laser material processing. In several large scale installations in the automotive industry, high power cw- systems make already use of the high brightness and high efficiency of disk lasers, e.g. in remote welding [1,2]. Other applications including cutting, drilling, deep welding and hybrid welding are arising. This report highlights the latest results in cw disk laser development. A 1.5 kW source with a beam parameter product (BPP) of 2 mm mrad is described as well as the demonstration of a 14 kW system out of three disks with a BPP of 8 mm mrad. The future prospects regarding increased power and even further improved productivity and economics are presented. A new industrial disk laser series with output powers up to 16 kW and a beam parameter product of 8 mm*mrad will enable both, new applications in the thick sheet area and very cost efficient high productive applications like welding and cutting of thin sheets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7193, Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices, 71931R (28 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.805607
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Rüdiger Brockmann, TRUMPF Laser GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
David Havrilla, TRUMPF, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7193:
Solid State Lasers XVIII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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