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Materials processing research and development opportunities with the new generation of FELs
Author(s): Michael J. Kelley
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Paper Abstract

The history of materials processing teaches that each time a new processing technology becomes available, science and technology both can take a step forward. The new generation of free electron lasers now coming on line offers such an opportunity. Their high average power enables the use of fs to ps, high peak power pulses for materials processing as well as fundamental studies, with the further advantage of wavelength tunability. Taking together what has been learned with low average power fs-ps pulses, an assessment of materials processing needs, and the emerging capabilities of the new FEL's suggests what are the most promising near-term opportunities for these facilities. Progress with corresponding experiments and how than can be carried into manufacturing are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 February 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3888, High-Power Lasers in Manufacturing, (7 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.377069
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Michael J. Kelley, The College of William and Mary (USA) and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3888:
High-Power Lasers in Manufacturing
Xiangli Chen; Tomoo Fujioka; Akira Matsunawa, Editor(s)

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