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The potential of fibre lasers

Payne, David N. (2006) The potential of fibre lasers At 4th International Congress on Laser Advanced Materials Processing (LAMP) 2006. 16 - 19 May 2006. 2 pp.

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Abstract

Born out of the optical telecoms revolution, the high power fiber laser challenges currently held views on how to make, repair, and destroy things. With small size, maintenance-free operation, high thermal and electrical efficiency and outstanding (diffraction- limited) beam quality, it has the potential to change every industry and discipline it encounters. 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: May 2006
Additional Information: Th1-1 (4.12E) JS-02 special session SP J1-1
Venue - Dates: 4th International Congress on Laser Advanced Materials Processing (LAMP) 2006, 2006-05-16 - 2006-05-19

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Local EPrints ID: 47841
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47841
PURE UUID: deb39fa4-93ce-45eb-8de9-f885112ceb1c

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:02

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