6 September 2017 Optical system for UV-laser technological equipment
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Proceedings Volume 10374, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IX; 103740J (2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273154
Event: SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications, 2017, San Diego, California, United States
Abstract
Recently there has been an intensive development of intelligent industrial equipment that is highly automated and can be rapidly adjusted for certain details. This equipment can be robotics systems, automatic wrappers and markers, CNC machines and 3D printers. The work equipment considered is the system for selective curing of photopolymers using a UV-laser and UV-radiation in such equipment that leads to additional technical difficulties. In many cases for transporting the radiation from the laser to the point processed, a multi-mirror system is used: however, such systems are usually difficult to adjust. Additionally, such multi-mirror systems are usually used as a part of the equipment for laser cutting of metals using high-power IR-lasers. For the UV-lasers, using many mirrors leads to crucial radiation losses because of many reflections. Therefore, during the development of the optical system for technological equipment using UV-laser we need to solve two main problems: to transfer the radiation for the working point with minimum losses and to include the system for controlling/handling the radiation spot position. We introduce a system for working with UV-lasers with 450mW of power and a wavelength of 0.45 μm based on a fiber system. In our modelling and design, we achieve spot sizes of about 300 μm, and the designed optical and mechanical systems (prototypes) were manufactured and assembled. In this paper, we present the layout of the technological unit, the results of the theoretical modelling of some parts of the system and some experimental results.
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Yuri V. Fedosov, Galina E. Romanova, Maxim Ya. Afanasev, "Optical system for UV-laser technological equipment", Proc. SPIE 10374, Optical Modeling and Performance Predictions IX, 103740J (6 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273154; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2273154
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Systems modeling

Optical design

Laser applications

UV optical elements

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