Laser beam shaping for manufacturing processes

Duncan Hand*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


The standard laser beam shape (typically Gaussian or similar) is not always optimal for a particular process. In this presentation the use of adaptive optics (both deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators) to dynamically alter the beam shape is investigated for laser precison machining processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th International MATADOR Conference
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event37th International MATADOR Conference 2012 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Jul 201227 Jul 2012


Conference37th International MATADOR Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Laser beam shaping
  • Laser precision machining
  • Laserbased manufacturing processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials


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