Effects of improved beam quality of a low diffraction laser beam on laser material removal processes are experimentally investigated in a polymeric material. The experimental results are in agreement with theoretical predictions. The results show that the low diffraction beam has marked advantages over the Gaussian beam in ablation-dominated material removal processes in terms of larger depth and smaller taper at the same average power level.
Experimental Investigation of Polymeric Material Removal by Low Diffraction Laser Beam
Contributed by the Manufacturing Engineering Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING. Manuscript received November 1999; Revised February 2001. Associate Editor: S. Smelser.
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Lu , X., Yao, Y. L., and Chen , K. (April 29, 2002). "Experimental Investigation of Polymeric Material Removal by Low Diffraction Laser Beam." ASME. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. May 2002; 124(2): 475–480. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1445156
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