1 February 1994 Hollow sapphire fiber system for high-power CO2 lasers
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Proceedings Volume 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167598
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Hollow sapphire fibers have been used to deliver up to 1500 W of CO2 laser power for industrial laser applications. These hollow waveguides incorporate a water jacket to prevent overheating. The fibers are about 110 cm in length and they have been bent to 90 degree(s). The bending loss for the large 1070-micrometers bore fiber is less than 15% of the straight loss.
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Rick K. Nubling, Rick K. Nubling, Christopher C. Gregory, Christopher C. Gregory, James A. Harrington, James A. Harrington, } "Hollow sapphire fiber system for high-power CO2 lasers", Proc. SPIE 2062, Lasers as Tools for Manufacturing, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167598; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167598


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