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Measuring the Quality of High Power Laser Beams
Author(s): Gerd Sepold; Werner P.O. Juptner; Jan Telepski
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Paper Abstract

The characteristic properties of high power laser beams are the time and spatial dependent power density distribution, the power, the polarization and the so called focusability, d ,χ which is the product of beam diameter and beam divergence. These four parameters have a large influence on penetration depth and/or processing speed during material processing as sell 23 on the quality of the processed material. In the following two measuring devices are explained to measure the above mentioned properties of a 5 kW-CO2-laser beam with the exception of the polarization degree.

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Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0650, High Power Lasers and Their Industrial Applications, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938096
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Gerd Sepold, BIAS (Germany)
Werner P.O. Juptner, BIAS (Germany)
Jan Telepski, BIAS (Germany)

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

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