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New pulsed YAG laser performances in cutting thick metallic materials for nuclear applications
Author(s): J. P. Alfille; G. Pilot; Diane de Prunele
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capacities of the pulsed YAG laser thick cutting on metallic material and to compare with the CO2 laser capacities. Stainless steel cutting tests were made in air and underwater using CO2 and YAG lasers. A performance assessment was made for each laser and the wastes produced in the cutting operation were measured and the gases and the aerosols analyzed. The results showed that the pulsed YAG laser is high performance tool for thick cutting and particularly attractive for nuclear applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2789, High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications, (23 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.251171
Show Author Affiliations
J. P. Alfille, Ctr. d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Materiaux/CEA (France)
G. Pilot, Institut de Protection et de Surete Nucleaire (France)
Diane de Prunele, Ctr. d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Materiaux/CEA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2789:
High-Power Lasers: Applications and Emerging Applications
Georges Sayegh; Michael R. Osborne, Editor(s)

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