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1 June 2004 Novel method to sample very high power CO2 lasers
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Proceedings Volume 5333, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.531225
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2004, San Jose, Ca, United States
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.
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Michael Lander and Lawrence I. Green "Novel method to sample very high power CO2 lasers", Proc. SPIE 5333, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VII, (1 June 2004); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.531225
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