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How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

03/16/2007 1:06 PM

We would like to combine two CO2 laser (each 100W) placed one aside of the other to one beam. I was told that the laser beam has to be polarized.

Can some one help me with a drawing; define the optical components needed and its manufacturer or supplier?

Can, theoretically two pairs of combined beams be combined again, forming one beam?

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Re: How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

03/16/2007 4:58 PM

http://www.optical-components.com/beam-splitter.html

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Re: How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

03/16/2007 6:57 PM

My understanding was that coherent light canĀ“t be polarized. Would you please expand a bit?

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Re: How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

03/16/2007 11:22 PM

Coherent light can indeed be polarized and typically is.

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Re: How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

03/20/2007 7:34 AM

Look up 'Brewsters windows'.

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Re: How to combine two laser CO2 beams?

07/19/2007 8:12 PM

Suggest synrad.com

They do just that.

Take two 25 CO2 lasers and have 50W. Two 50W CO2 laser and have 200W.

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