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Advanced industrial laser systems and applications
Author(s): B. Schmidt; M. Schaefer

Paper Abstract

Industrial laser systems continue to evolve in terms of power levels, brightness and mode of operation. While continouswave (cw) laser systems drive to more efficiency, compactness and robustness, ultra-short pulse (USP) solid-state lasers (SSL) gain increasing attention from industry due to their high average power levels, increasing pulse energies and more flexible repetition rates, eventually enabling increased productivity and novel materials processing applications. TRUPMF’s laser systems portfolio starting in 1985 mirrors this general development and is therefore an interesting subject to reflect the path of industrial laser systems from early CO2 lasers to the latest generation of diode pumped nanosecond-pulsed thin-disk lasers with up to 400W of average output power at 343nm. Today, our advanced laser families enable novel applications such as EUV light generation, laser lift-off and surface annealing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10525, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Applications, Diagnostics, and Systems VII, 1052502 (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2299534
Show Author Affiliations
B. Schmidt, TRUMPF Photonics (United States)
M. Schaefer, TRUMPF Lasertechnik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10525:
High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Applications, Diagnostics, and Systems VII
Stefan Kaierle; Stefan W. Heinemann, Editor(s)

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