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CO2 (10.6 μm) laser for high tech ceramic materials production
Author(s): A. Casas Bedoya; H. A. Garcia Mejia; C. Goyes; E. Solarte
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Paper Abstract

A low power carbon dioxide CW laser @10.6μm has been designed and built for a clean and efficient production and treatment of high tech ceramic materials. The laser beam optical properties have been characterized from integral and differential beam profile measurements, and the power distributions, at the TEM00 and TEM10, modes were measured. Laser processing and treatment typical results on nanostructure ceramic materials (Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia and Silicon Carbide) are presented in this work. Laser irradiation effects were observed and studied using AFM, XPS, and FTIR techniques performed on irradiated samples and compared with non-treated probes results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6290, Laser Beam Shaping VII, 62900Z (9 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679163
Show Author Affiliations
A. Casas Bedoya, Univ. del Valle (Colombia)
H. A. Garcia Mejia, Univ. del Valle (Colombia)
C. Goyes, Univ. del Valle (Colombia)
E. Solarte, Univ. del Valle (Colombia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6290:
Laser Beam Shaping VII
Fred M. Dickey; David L. Shealy, Editor(s)

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