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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1996
  • pp: 372–380

Hollow-waveguide delivery systems for high-power, industrial CO2 lasers

Ricky K. Nubling and James A. Harrington  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 372-380 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.000372


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Abstract

Hollow-sapphire and metal–dielectric-coated hollow-glass waveguides have been used to deliver CO2 laser power for industrial laser applications. The transmission, bending loss, and output-beam properties of these waveguides are described. The bore sizes of the hollow-sapphire waveguides were 1070 and 790 μm, and the hollow-glass waveguide had a bore of 700 μm. The waveguides ranged in length from 1.1 to 1.5 m. The sapphire waveguides were bent to 90°, and the hollow-glass waveguides were bent into a full 360° loop. We delivered a maximum of 1.8 kW through the 1070-μm-bore sapphire waveguide and 1.0 kW through the hollow-glass waveguide. All the hollow waveguides incorporated a water jacket to prevent overheating.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 1994
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 1995
Published: January 20, 1996

Citation
Ricky K. Nubling and James A. Harrington, "Hollow-waveguide delivery systems for high-power, industrial CO2 lasers," Appl. Opt. 35, 372-380 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-3-372

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