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Diffractive laser beam shaping for material processing using a CO2 laser
Author(s): Kurt Kanzler
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Paper Abstract

Low power CO2 lasers with average powers of < 300 Watts are being manufactured with near diffraction limited beam quality. These lasers are a good source for diffractive beam shaping systems that can produce uniform round, square and lineshape intensity profiles. Several beam shaping configurations will be presented in this study, along with material processing results using these shaped beam systems. Comparative data will be presented for an on axis vs. off axis design and the merits of each will be considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5525, Laser Beam Shaping V, (29 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.562096
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Kurt Kanzler, Diffractive Laser Solutions (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5525:
Laser Beam Shaping V
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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