14 September 1998 5-kW lamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers and their applications
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Proceedings Volume 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321590
Event: High-Power Laser Ablation, 1998, Santa Fe, NM, United States
Abstract
Design and performance details of a 5-kW cw arc-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG laser are given. Two types of 5-kW Nd:YAG lasers have been developed, which have enough laser power and beam intensity necessary to realize deep penetration and high speed welding of metals. Experiments of welding and thick plate cutting were performed in order to investigate the ability of 5-kW Nd:YAG lasers. Maximum penetration of 15 mm is achieved with stainless steel and that of 6 mm with aluminum alloys. Moreover high speed welding up to 8 m/min is realized.
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Hirotaka Kanazawa, Hirotaka Kanazawa, Akihiro Nishimi, Akihiro Nishimi, Minoru Uehara, Minoru Uehara, Shinya Nakajima, Shinya Nakajima, Keinosuke Maeda, Keinosuke Maeda, } "5-kW lamp-pumped Nd:YAG lasers and their applications", Proc. SPIE 3343, High-Power Laser Ablation, (14 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321590; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.321590
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