Optical Design Considerations for CO2 Laser Industrial Systems

  • G. Alessandretti
  • P. Perlo
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 35)


The coupling of laser sources and robotized systems for beam delivery and manipulation is one of the recent innovative aspects of laser technology for material processing. By introducing robot machines with moving optical components, the laser beam can be directed to the workpiece, under automatic control, with variable trajectories, speeds, angles or relative positions. This allows to control more precisely the manufacturing process and to take full advantage of the laser benefits, in terms of productivity and flexibility.


Axial Flow Beam Propagation Focal Spot Size Output Window Beam Delivery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Alessandretti
    • 1
  • P. Perlo
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Ricerche FiatOrbassano, TorinoItaly

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