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Innovations in high power fiber laser applications

 
: Beyer, E.; Mahrle, A.; Lütke, M.; Standfuss, J.; Brückner, F.

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Honea, Eric C. (Ed.) ; Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers -SPIE-, Bellingham/Wash.:
Fiber Lasers IX: Technology, Systems, and Applications : San Francisco, California, USA, January 2012
Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 2012 (Proceedings of SPIE 8237)
ISBN: 978-0-8194-8880-0
Paper 823717
Conference "Fiber Lasers - Technology, Systems, and Applications" <9, 2012, San Francisco/Calif.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer IWS ()
beam scanning; fiber laser application; high-power fiber laser; remote cutting

Abstract
Diffraction-limited high power lasers represent a new generation of lasers for materials processing, characteristic traits of which are: smaller, cost-effective and processing "on the fly". Of utmost importance is the high beam quality of fiber lasers which enables us to reduce the size of the focusing head incl. scanning mirrors. The excellent beam quality of the fiber laser offers a lot of new applications. In the field of remote cutting and welding the beam quality is the key parameter. By reducing the size of the focusing head including the scanning mirrors we can reach scanning frequencies up to 1.5 kHz and in special configurations up to 4 kHz. By using these frequencies very thin and deep welding seams can be generated experienced so far with electron beam welding only. The excellen t beam quality of the fiber laser offers a high potential for developing new applications from deep penetration welding to high speed cutting. Highly dynamic cutting systems with maximum speeds up to 300 m/min and accelerations up to 4 g reduce the cutting time for cutting complex 2D parts. However, due to the inertia of such systems the effective cutting speed is reduced in real applications. This is especially true if complex shapes or contours are cut. With the introduction of scanner-based remote cutting systems in the kilowatt range, the effective cutting speed on the contour can be dramatically increased. The presentation explains remote cutting of metal foils and sheets using high brightness single mode fiber lasers. The presentation will also show the effect of optical feedback dur ing cutting and welding with the fiber laser, how those feedbacks could be reduced and how they have to be used to optimize the cutting or welding process.

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