1 August 1990 New possibilities in material processing with kW solid state lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications; (1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20586
Event: The International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1990, The Hague, Netherlands
Abstract
Solid state lasers gain importance in the field of material processing due to the recent increase of output power up to more than 1 kW. In comparison with the C02-laser the main technological advantages are the shorter wavelength, respective the higher beam absorption of metal surfaces and the possibility of beam transmission through a fibre. With regard to both benefits the effects on cutting and welding are investigated and prospects to the technological and economical advantages of the solid state laser are presented.
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Hans Kurt Toenshoff, Clemens Meyer-Kobbe, Egbert U. Beske, "New possibilities in material processing with kW solid state lasers", Proc. SPIE 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20586; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20586
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Solid state lasers

Laser cutting

Nd:YAG lasers

Materials processing

High power lasers

Absorption

Continuous wave operation

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