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Title: The future of diode pumped solid state lasers and their applicability to the automotive industry

Abstract

The largest commercial application of high power lasers is for cutting and welding. Their ability to increase productivity by introducing processing flexibility and integrated automation into the fabrication process is well demonstrated. This paper addresses the potential importance of recent developments in laser technology to further impact their use within the automotive industry. The laser technology we will concentrate upon is diode laser technology and diode-pumped solid-state laser technology. We will review present device performance and cost and make projections for the future in these areas. Semiconductor laser arrays have matured dramatically over the last several years. They are lasers of unparalleled efficiency (greater than 50%), reliability (greater than 10,000 hours of continuous operation), and offer the potential of dramatic cost reductions (less than a dollar per watt). They can be used directly in many applications or can be used to pump solid-state lasers. When used as solid-state laser pump arrays, they simultaneously improve overall laser efficiency, reduce size, and improve reliability.

Authors:
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  1. and others
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10164038
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-116773; CONF-9403138-1
ON: DE94014736
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Automotive laser applications workshop,Dearborn, MI (United States),7-8 Mar 1994; Other Information: PBD: Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY; LASER BEAM MACHINING; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; EVALUATION; CUTTING; WELDING; 320303; 426002; EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES; LASERS AND MASERS

Citation Formats

Solarz, R., Beach, R., and Hackel, L. The future of diode pumped solid state lasers and their applicability to the automotive industry. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Solarz, R., Beach, R., & Hackel, L. The future of diode pumped solid state lasers and their applicability to the automotive industry. United States.
Solarz, R., Beach, R., and Hackel, L. Tue . "The future of diode pumped solid state lasers and their applicability to the automotive industry". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10164038.
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abstractNote = {The largest commercial application of high power lasers is for cutting and welding. Their ability to increase productivity by introducing processing flexibility and integrated automation into the fabrication process is well demonstrated. This paper addresses the potential importance of recent developments in laser technology to further impact their use within the automotive industry. The laser technology we will concentrate upon is diode laser technology and diode-pumped solid-state laser technology. We will review present device performance and cost and make projections for the future in these areas. Semiconductor laser arrays have matured dramatically over the last several years. They are lasers of unparalleled efficiency (greater than 50%), reliability (greater than 10,000 hours of continuous operation), and offer the potential of dramatic cost reductions (less than a dollar per watt). They can be used directly in many applications or can be used to pump solid-state lasers. When used as solid-state laser pump arrays, they simultaneously improve overall laser efficiency, reduce size, and improve reliability.},
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