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Rock processing with CO2 laser radiation
Author(s): L. Gurvich; Shaul Yatsiv; A. Shachrai
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Paper Abstract

The experimental processing of rocks shows the possibility and advantage of laser cutting especially for complicated shapes in plates to 25 - 30 mm thick. High productivity and good quality of cut surface make this technology competitive with traditional mechanical methods. Engraving with laser radiation is rapid and allows formation of clear images and pictures on rock surfaces. It enables the formation of decorative patterns of varying depth for volume images. Experimental results encourage the establishment of an industrial laser center for rock surface processing. The new generation of medium and high power rf excited diffusive cooled lasers are particularly suitable for this purpose.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1972, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optoelectronics and Applications in Industry and Medicine, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151108
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L. Gurvich, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem and MLI Lasers Ltd. (Israel)
Shaul Yatsiv, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem and MLI Lasers Ltd. (Israel)
A. Shachrai, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem and MLI Lasers Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1972:
8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optoelectronics and Applications in Industry and Medicine

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