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Addressing challenging micro-processing applications and materials with fiber lasers
Author(s): Tony Hoult; Steward Ingram; Anssi Jannssen
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Paper Abstract

Fiber-integrated high power fiber lasers are becoming the technology of choice for a diverse range of micromaterials processing applications due to their efficiency, operational stability and reliability. It is now clear that a much wider range of laser parameters are available when fiber lasers are compared to conventional solid-state lasers. Add to this the lack of additional variables associated with thermal lensing and process development is greatly simplified. Of even more importance, this parameter flexibility enables these lasers to perform well beyond the state-of-the-art in certain established applications where performance expectations are now very high. Similarly, due to its low M2, the laser is shown here to perform well in applications and on materials that might not be immediately considered suitable for this type of continuous-wave modulated laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6102, Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 610202 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645317
Show Author Affiliations
Tony Hoult, SPI LLC (United States)
Steward Ingram, SPI LLC (United States)
Anssi Jannssen, VTT Industrial Systems (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6102:
Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Andrew J. W. Brown; Johan Nilsson; Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann, Editor(s)

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