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New Developments In Pulsed CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Applications
Author(s): Richard J. Saunders
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Paper Abstract

Significant design improvements in the pulsing capability of CO2 lasers have led to improved machining results not achievable in CW operation. Pulses on the order of 8 times the CW rating lead to efficient material processing while cutting heat input significantly. CO2 lasers with lower-than-expected CW ratings can be used to provide for more economical machining.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0086, Industrial Applications of High Power Laser Technology, (30 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954958
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Richard J. Saunders, Coherent Radiation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0086:
Industrial Applications of High Power Laser Technology
John F. Ready, Editor(s)

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