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Monomode hybrid longitudinal CO2 laser for material processing
Author(s): Mircea V. Udrea; Ali Alacakir; Sinan Bilikmen; Ozgul Kusdemir; Oguz Pervan
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Paper Abstract

A hybrid with small average power CO2 laser is presented. The laser might operate both in a continuous regime and in a pulsed one. The advantages of the good optical quality beam of a longitudinal discharge laser and of a high power peak pulse are simultaneously achieved. A high voltage capacitor which is switched on by means of a rotary spark gap sustains the pulsed regime. The commutation between the two regimes might be easily done and a hybrid operation is also obtainable. Glass surface treatment using this laser was performed. Fine polishment of the irradiated surface was achieved. The fine structure of the surfaces which were irradiated have been studied using atomic force microscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3862, 1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers, (8 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.361157
Show Author Affiliations
Mircea V. Udrea, Middle East Technical Univ. (Romania)
Ali Alacakir, Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Ctr. (Turkey)
Sinan Bilikmen, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Ozgul Kusdemir, Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Ctr. (Turkey)
Oguz Pervan, Ankara Nuclear Research and Training Ctr. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3862:
1999 International Conference on Industrial Lasers
Fuxi Gan; Horst Weber; Zaiguang Li; Qingming Chen, Editor(s)

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