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High Power CO-Lasers
Author(s): F Maisenhalder
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Paper Abstract

In order to outline the possibilities of industrial applications of CO-lasers an over-view on different types, operating continuously in the power range of some ten watts up to several kW is given. Two lasers having the potential to be scaled up to a power level of several kW are discussed in more detail. The first one, operated with precooled gas, has reached an industrial stage of development. The second one, a laser with gasdynamic cooling, has demonstrated operation over several hours with a closed gas cycle. A simplified model is used to calculate and compare system efficiencies and operation costs of both lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0650, High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938085
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F Maisenhalder, Institut fur Technische Physik (Germany)

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

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