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Fibre lasers: the new wave in material processing

Payne, David N. and Parker, David (2005) Fibre lasers: the new wave in material processing At ICALEO 2005. 31 Oct - 03 Nov 2005. , 3pp.

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In the last few years, fibre lasers have established themselves as the preferred laser source in many applications. The combination of small size, maintenance-free operation, thermal and electrical efficiency combined with outstanding (diffraction-limited) beam quality have made the fibre laser an attractive alternative to more established technologies. In fact, in some processes the fiber laser is the enabling technology. Unique among high power lasers, the fiber laser is monolithic, the light being entirely confined to the fiber core. This gives immunity to thermal distortion of the beam, almost instant startup, very high stability and protection from the environment. Maintenance is minimal, since no realignment or cleaning of components is necessary.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: ICALEO 2005, 2005-10-31 - 2005-11-03


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Date deposited: 25 May 2007
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Author: David N. Payne
Author: David Parker

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