Cooling Lasers with Liquid
High-powered laser systems require cooling for optimal performance and longevity. If maintaining a precise laser wavelength, beam quality, high output efficiency, and up-time are important, liquid cooling may be the answer. Recirculating chillers, LCS, ambient cooling systems, cold plates, and heat exchangers are becoming critical components in laser systems.
To determine outgoing temperature of the air, we use the 'Air Flow' chart using parameters 250 CFM and 2400 W.
Coherent®, "Laser Cooling Water Guidelines for Innova® Ion Laser Systems" p. 1.
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