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High Power Diode Lasers

Technology and Applications

  • Friedrich Bachmann
  • Peter Loosen
  • Reinhart Poprawe


  • Provides extensive information about actual high power diode laser technology

  • Standard (broad area) as well as special (e.g. tapered) emitter configurations are covered

  • Standard techniques as well as special (modular) high power diode laser systems are described

  • A very wide field of applications is discussed in considerable detail


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Reinhart Poprawe
    Pages 1-3
  3. Konstantin Boucke
    Pages 75-120
  4. Peter Loosen, Alexander Knitsch
    Pages 121-179
  5. Bert John Neubert, Wolf-Dieter Scharfe
    Pages 181-213
  6. Friedrich Bachmann
    Pages 215-284
  7. D. Petring, R. Polzin, M. Becker
    Pages 285-533
  8. Reinhart Poprawe
    Pages 535-537
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 539-551

About this book


In a very comprehensive way this book covers all aspects of high power diode laser technology for materials processing. Basics as well as new application oriented results obtained in a government funded national German research project are described in detail. Along the technological chain after a short introduction in the second chapter diode laser bar technology is discussed regarding structure, manufacturing technology and metrology. The third chapter illuminates all aspects of mounting and cooling, whereas chapter four gives wide spanning details on beam forming, beam guiding and beam combination, which are essential topics for incoherently coupled multi-emitter based high power diode lasers. Metrology, standards and safety aspects are the theme of chapter five. As an outcome of all the knowledge from chapter two to four various system configurations of high power diode lasers are described in chapter six; not only systems focussed on best available beam quality but especially also so called "modular" set-ups are considered, where assemblies adapted to special applications are chosen. Finally, a wide field of applications, performed with the systems described in chapter six is described in chapter seven.


Absorption Thermoplast cutting distribution laser laser technology machining manufacturing metal metrology optics polymer polymers semiconductor surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Bachmann
    • 1
  • Peter Loosen
    • 2
  • Reinhart Poprawe
    • 2
  1. 1.ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbHHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer-Institut for Laser TechnologyAachenGermany

About the editors

Poprawe: University Professor with simultaneous responsibility for an application oriented Fraunhofer Institute (ILT, Aachen); The every day business is defined between research, teaching on the University level and Innovation for German, European and global companies.

Loosen: University professor and deputy chair of the Fraunhofer-Institute ILT-Aachen

Bachmann: Product Manager for High Power Diode Lasers at ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH, a major manufacturer of laser sources for industrial manufacturing and also directing national government funded R&D projects related to diode laser technology.

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