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Novel method to sample very high power CO2 lasers
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Paper Abstract

For the past 28 years, the Laser Hardened Materials Evaluation Laboratory (LHMEL) at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, has worked with CO2 lasers capable of producing continuous energy up to 150 kW. These lasers are used in a number of advanced materials processing applications that require accurate spatial energy measurements of the laser. Conventional non-electronic methods are not satisfactory for determining the spatial energy profile. This paper describes a new method in which a continuous, real-time electronic spatial energy profile can be obtained for very high power, (VHP) CO2 lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5333, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII, (1 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.531225
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Michael Lander, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Lawrence I. Green, Spiricon, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5333:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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