Patent Number: 7,102,118

Title: Beam formation unit comprising two axicon lenses, and device comprising one such beam formation unit for introducing radiation energy into a workpiece consisting of a weakly-absorbent material

Abstract: The invention is directed to a beam-shaping unit for generating a beam bundle which is focused in a punctiform manner, propagates in a ring shape, and has a radiationless central area, comprising a focusing lens, a first axicon and a second axicon, and to an arrangement with a beam-shaping unit of this kind for introducing radiation energy into a workpiece comprising weakly absorbent material which is arranged between a first resonator mirror and a second resonator mirror. The first resonator mirror which is arranged in front of the workpiece in the radiating direction is located in the radiationless central area. The radiation energy can be absorbed to the maximum extent by repeatedly passing through the same interaction volume in the workpiece.

Inventors: Acker; Stefan (Waldeck, DE), Weisser; Juergen (Jena, DE), Staupendahl; Gisbert (Kunitz, DE)

Assignee: JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH

International Classification: B23K 26/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018