1 October 1990 Analysis of thermally induced optical distortion in lens during focusing high-power CO2 laser beam
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Proceedings Volume 1276, CO2 Lasers and Applications II; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20537
Event: The International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1990, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
Change of focus length due to CO2 laser beam absorption in ZnSe lens was analyzed by the thermal conduction theory and the physical optics. Temperature distribution was calculated in ZnSe lens where the thermal conductivity varies with temperature. Transient focus position was determined within an accuracy of by a diagnostic system where laser beam passing through a rotating slit probe moving along the beam axis is detected by a pyroelectric detector. Focus length was found to be shortened quickly in the initial 10-20 sec, reaching steady state in 60-90 sec in ZnSe lens of 2 inch-diameter. At absorbed power density wab<5 W/cm2, the focus shift is proportional to wab, and increases more rapidly at wab>S W/cm2 with accompanying aberration. The measured focus shift was found to agree well with calculated values. Effect of lens-to-holder contact on the transient focus shift are also discussed.
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Isamu Miyamoto, Isamu Miyamoto, Hirokuni Nanba, Hirokuni Nanba, Hiroshi Maruo, Hiroshi Maruo, } "Analysis of thermally induced optical distortion in lens during focusing high-power CO2 laser beam", Proc. SPIE 1276, CO2 Lasers and Applications II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20537; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20537
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