Laser Beam Delivery: Section Introduction

Authored by: Julian Jones

Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications

Print publication date:  June  2021
Online publication date:  June  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138032613
eBook ISBN: 9781315389561
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b21828-25

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Abstract

The process of conveying a laser beam from the laser to the point at which the beam is to be applied is beam delivery, the subject of this section. Delivery may be either by conventional optics in free space (Chapter 27), or in waveguides (Chapter 28). In either case, the point of delivery must be controllable and accurately defined in space, either statically or dynamically—hence the related topics of positioning and scanning, the subjects of Chapter 29.

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