30 September 1996 High-energy high-peak-power diode-pumped solid state laser for materials processing
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The emergence of commercially available diode pumped solid state lasers in the 3-10 watt power range has created alternative laser sources for many light industrial applications. Laser marking, micro-machining, resistor trimming, disk texturing, and rapid prototyping are some of the applications which can benefit from this technology. In this paper, we describe fiber-coupled diode bar pumped Nd:YAG and Nd:YVO4 lasers with short pulse, high energy, and relatively high average power developed for these applications. Our design emphasizes system efficiency and simplicity to minimize the cost of ownership. The excellent beam spatial quality and pulse-to-pulse stability of these devices results in improved process yields for the end user.
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Sheldon B. Hutchison, Sheldon B. Hutchison, Alexandra M. Berezinskaya, Alexandra M. Berezinskaya, Alan B. Petersen, Alan B. Petersen, Jan-Willem J. Pieterse, Jan-Willem J. Pieterse, William L. Nighan, William L. Nighan, Mark S. Keirstead, Mark S. Keirstead, Curtis D. Frederickson, Curtis D. Frederickson, } "High-energy high-peak-power diode-pumped solid state laser for materials processing", Proc. SPIE 2888, Laser Processing of Materials and Industrial Applications, (30 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.253159; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.253159


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