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Laser Induced Chemical Processing
Author(s): Dieter Bauerle
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Paper Abstract

Conventional laser processing of materials is essentially based on heat treatment which can take place in vacuum or in a nonreactive surrounding. Here, the high irradiance of the laser beam is used to induce structural transformations, such as removal of residival damage, recrystallization, amorphization, hardening, alloying etc., within the surface of the material. In micromachining such as drilling, cutting, shaping, welding etc., the material is melted and vaporized 1.

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Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943741
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Dieter Bauerle, Johannes Kepler Universitat (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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