300 Watt Nd: YAG laser delivery through single-mode optical fibres for micro-machining applications

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the use of single-mode optical fibres to deliver moderate-power, but very high beam quality Nd:YAG light for precision machining, at peak powers of 300 W in 0.1 ms pulses. An example application is demonstrated: the cutting of 0.05 and 0.2 mm thick stainless steel sheet with kerf widths and feature sizes as small as 30 µm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaser Institute of America, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1997 Laser Materials Processing Conference, ICALEO'97. Part 1 (of 2); San Diego, CA, USA; ; 17 November 1997 through 20 November 1997
PagesA91-A98
Volume83
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Laser Materials Processing Conference, ICALEO'97. Part 1 (of 2) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 17 Nov 199720 Nov 1997

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 Laser Materials Processing Conference, ICALEO'97. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period17/11/9720/11/97

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