15 January 1999 CO2 laser cutting and heating using silver halide fibers as scanning elements
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A CO2 laser device based on a scanner Silver halide infrared (IR) optical fiber was designed and constructed. Power delivery was performed by scanning the output end of the optical fiber in two dimensions. A permanent magnet was attached to this end of the fiber, and it was displaced by a varying electromagnetic field. The device is computerized, which enables control of the scanning speed, laser output and magnetic field strength. Powered by a CO2 laser, the equipment is capable of cutting, heating or marking various surfaces. This paper describes applications in which CO2 laser energy is guided to remote locations via IR optical fiber. The output profile distribution, spot size and resolution were investigated and the results are compared to a simple theoretical model.
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B. Dekel, B. Dekel, Abraham Katzir, Abraham Katzir, } "CO2 laser cutting and heating using silver halide fibers as scanning elements", Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336949; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.336949
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