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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 434–442

Controlling the parameters of laser technologies by means of deformable mirrors

A. G. Safronov, B. Tobke, and P. Helms  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 72, Issue 6, pp. 434-442 (2005)

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This paper discusses how the main characteristics of a focused beam in a laser complex (the beam-waist diameter d0 and position Delta S, the radiation intensity I, and the length lc of the caustic) depend on the control voltage U on a deformable mirror. It is established that the use of deformable mirrors in laser cutting of metal-plate materials improves its quality in virtually all parameters. In particular, when 8.5-mm-thick stainless steel was cut at a rate of 460 mm/min, the surface roughness of the cut was reduced by a factor of 1.5, and the depth of the high-quality cutting was increased by a factor of 3. © 2005 Optical Society of America

A. G. Safronov, B. Tobke, and P. Helms, "Controlling the parameters of laser technologies by means of deformable mirrors," J. Opt. Technol. 72, 434-442 (2005)

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