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Innovative Optics For Shaping And Focusing Industrial CO[sub]2[/sub] Lasers
Author(s): Edward J. Danielewicz; Glenn H. Sherman
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Paper Abstract

The recently developed cauability to diamond turn ZnSe, has led to a number of useful optical components for high power CO2 lasers which were not previously available on a cost effective basis. For example, aspheric lenses can provide tighter focused spots; axicons can convert solid beams to donut shaped beams and vice-versa, or can be used as beam integrators; multifaceted prisms and pyramids can easily divide a beam into several parallel beams. This paper will explain the working principles of these diamond-turned optics and give examples of material processing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems, (28 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950183
Show Author Affiliations
Edward J. Danielewicz, Laser Power Optics (United States)
Glenn H. Sherman, Laser Power Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1024:
Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems
Alberto Sona, Editor(s)

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