28 March 1989 Innovative Optics For Shaping And Focusing Industrial CO2 Lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950183
Event: 1988 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1988, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract
The recently developed cauability to diamond turn ZnSe, has led to a number of useful optical components for high power CO2 lasers which were not previously available on a cost effective basis. For example, aspheric lenses can provide tighter focused spots; axicons can convert solid beams to donut shaped beams and vice-versa, or can be used as beam integrators; multifaceted prisms and pyramids can easily divide a beam into several parallel beams. This paper will explain the working principles of these diamond-turned optics and give examples of material processing applications.
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Edward J. Danielewicz, Glenn H. Sherman, "Innovative Optics For Shaping And Focusing Industrial CO2 Lasers", Proc. SPIE 1024, Beam Diagnostics and Beam Handling Systems, (28 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950183; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950183
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