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The State Of The Art And The Trends In High Power CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers For Materials Processing
Author(s): Luciano Garifo; Alberto Sona
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Paper Abstract

The state of the art of high power CO2 lasers for materials processing is reviewed. The main characteristics of the active medium, of the optical cavity, of the fluidodynamic circuit and their effects on the beam quality, overall efficiency, sizes and weights are discussed for the various configurations. An outline of the areas where improvements can be expected is also given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0650, High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938078
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Luciano Garifo, CISE (Italy)
Alberto Sona, CISE (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0650:
High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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