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Use of a fiber-optic probe during CO2 laser drilling
Author(s): Bekir Sami Yilbas; Ahmet Z. Sahin; Cebrail Ciftlikli
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Paper Abstract

The present study examines the effect of plasma on CO2 laser drilling of mild steel samples using oxygen assisting gas at different pressures. A fiber optic probe was used to detect the plasma on the surface of the workpiece. Mild steel samples at different thicknesses were used as workpieces. Oxygen was introduced coaxially with the laser beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2101, Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, (22 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156424
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Bekir Sami Yilbas, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Ahmet Z. Sahin, King Fahd Univ. of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia)
Cebrail Ciftlikli, Erciyes Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2101:
Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments

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