20 February 2014 Superior power handling in fiber optic cables for multi-kW lasers
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Transmitting high power laser light through fiber optic cables has been used in industrial environments for years. Designing fiber optic cables for industrial environments requires robust solutions able to handle high power losses without compromise either to process quality or to safety. Internal water cooling, where the optical fiber is in direct contact with water, in combination with an efficient cladding mode-stripper the optical fiber cable has superior advantages handling high power losses. In this paper we will present recent power-handling data for the new series of the well-known standards QBH and QD (LLK-D) fiber optic cables launched by Optoskand. The new series are designed with a combination of materials and internal water cooling.
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Ola Blomster, Ola Blomster, Mats Blomqvist, Mats Blomqvist, Stuart Campbell, Stuart Campbell, Magnus Pålsson, Magnus Pålsson, } "Superior power handling in fiber optic cables for multi-kW lasers", Proc. SPIE 8963, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications III, 89630B (20 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2037749; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2037749
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