25 June 2003 Novel method for imaging high-power CO2 laser beams
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Proceedings Volume 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI; (2003) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478986
Event: High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2003, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Continuous monitoring of high power (above 2 kW) CO2 laser beams with camera based systems has not been effective because beam sampling optics have not been available. Camera based systems allow real-time imaging of the entire beam profile which in turn enables real-time tuning and alignment of the laser, as well as enabling instantaneous recognition of beam misalignment in the optical delivery train. Spiricon and II-VI have jointly developed a new method for in-line, passive sampling and beam profiling of high power, multi-kilowatt CO2 lasers. The system uses conventional optics in a novel sampling arrangement, coupled to a Spiricon Pyroelectric IR Camera and Laser Beam Analysis software.
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Lawrence I. Green, Lawrence I. Green, Gary L. Herrit, Gary L. Herrit, Herman E. Reedy, Herman E. Reedy, } "Novel method for imaging high-power CO2 laser beams", Proc. SPIE 4969, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VI, (25 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478986; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.478986
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