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Paint stripping with high power flattened Gaussian beams

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dc.contributor.author Forbes, A
dc.contributor.author Du Preez, NC
dc.contributor.author Belyi, VN
dc.contributor.author Botha, LR
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T09:55:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T09:55:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08
dc.identifier.citation Forbes, A, Du Preez, NC, Belyi, VN and Botha, LR. 2009. Paint stripping with high power flattened Gaussian beams. Laser Beam Shaping X Conference, San Diego, USA, 3-4 August 2009, pp 6 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780819477200
dc.identifier.issn 0277-786X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3814
dc.description Copyright 2009. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited en
dc.description.abstract In this paper the researchers present results on improved paint stripping performance with an intra-cavity generated Flattened Gaussian Beam (FGB). A resonator with suitable diffractive optical elements was designed in order to produce a single mode flat–top like laser beam as the output. The design was implemented in a TEA CO2 laser outputting more than 5 J per pulse in the desired mode. The FGB showed improved performance in a paint stripping application due to its uniformity of intensity, and high energy extraction from the cavity. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers en
dc.subject Flattened Gaussian beam en
dc.subject Flat-top beams en
dc.subject Resonator modes en
dc.subject Diffractive optics en
dc.subject Paint stripping en
dc.subject Laser beam en
dc.title Paint stripping with high power flattened Gaussian beams en
dc.type Conference Presentation en


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