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General approach to a surface topology formation based on laser technologies
Author(s): Vadim P. Veiko
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Paper Abstract

Surface of soids play a leading role in any process of interaction between solids, solids-liquids, solids-gases and solids-plasma. Topology (roughness) is a key parameter of the solids surface which influence a lot of mechanical, optical, electronic, chemical, thermical and other characteristics. Nowadays, the laser-based technologies is a great challenge to improve a surface topology (ST) quality and controllability. Different laser-based surface treatments are considered: (i) surface microstructuring and control fo roughness by laser ablation, (ii) surface microstructuring based on creation of surface electromagnetic waves and surface periodic structures, (iii) surface smoothening and microstructuring based on laser heating until melting and further phenomena in a melted phase. Some examples of laser applications to improve optical, tribological and other surface characteristic are considered and analyzed. Future prospects of this field are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5147, ALT'02 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies, (14 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.537549
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Vadim P. Veiko, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5147:
ALT'02 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies
Heinz P. Weber; Vitali I. Konov; Thomas Graf, Editor(s)

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