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  • JLA Vol:25 Iss:1 (Fatigue crack propagation in laser alloyed ductile cast iron surface)


    Authors:
    Zheng-yang Li
    Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, People's Republic of China and Key Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing by Materials Processing Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China

    Hai-yan Zhao
    Yu Gu
    Min-lin Zhong
    Bin Zhang
    Hong-jun Zhang
    Wen-jin Liu
    Key Laboratory for Advanced Manufacturing by Materials Processing Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, People's Republic of China

    Zhi-yuan Ren
    Ming-jiang Yang

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  • JLA Vol:20 Iss:4 (Tailored hybrid blank production—New joining concepts using different solders)


    Authors:
    C. von der Haar
    L. Engelbrecht
    O. Meier
    A. Ostendorf
    H. Haferkamp
    Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V., Hollerithallee 8, 30419 Hannover, Germany


    A consistent lightweight concept necessitates the combination of different lightweight materials. Because of the significant weight reduction, multimaterial design is becoming more and more interesting for the transportation industry. Mixed material concepts are partially limited because of the insufficient deformation behavior of the joining seams. To overcome this limitation, a brazing process has been developed in which aluminium and steel can be joined, with an enhanced deformation beha...

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  • JLA Vol:8 Iss:3 (Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) laser scene and Laser Association (LAS) activities)


    Authors:
    Ivan B. Kovsh
    LAS Headquarters, Moscow, Rozhdestvenkastr, 27, 117485, Russia


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  • JLA Vol:2 Iss:3 (Erbium:YAG (2.94 &mu;<em>m) Laser Effects on Dental Tissues</em>)


    Authors:
    James A. Hoke
    E. Jeff Burkes
    Edward D. Gomes
    Myron L. Wolbarsht



    Past trials with soft and calcified tissues have demonstrated that long pulse train (2.5 μs) Er:YAG (2.94 μm) laser may be used to ablate tooth structure of human teeth. Determination of physical and thermal damage to surrounding tissue during removal of enamel and dentin is a primary objective of this study. Extracted human teeth with thermal probes imbedded in the pulp chambers were submitted to cavity preparation using an Erbium YAG laser with water mist. Wavelength selection as well as use of a water mist during the procedure resulted in efficient tissue...

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  • JLA Vol:14 Iss:4 (Determining source size from diode laser systems)


    Authors:
    Wesley J. Marshall
    U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland 21010-5403


    Although hazard classification is performed at predefined distances, the maximum permissible exposure (MPE) for extended-source diode lasers decreases as the distance from the laser increases. The MPE depends on the apparent angular subtense of the source, which is simply the magnified image of the emitting diode. Small diameter beams require special consideration.

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  • JLA Vol:18 Iss:4 (Cutaneous sensation threshold for 3.8&ensp;&mu;m radiation from a short duration pulsed laser on the calves of human subjects: A pilot study)


    Authors:
    Thomas E. Johnson
    Michael J. Roy
    Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, 1618 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, Colorado 80528 and Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814


    The objective of this study was to determine the threshold for sensing a 3.8 μm laser on the skin. The identification of the skin sensation threshold for invisible lasers is useful in providing scientific guidance to the safety community regarding accidental skin exposures. Knowledge of the level of sensation of lasers might be used to s...

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  • JLA Vol:24 Iss:4 (Femtosecond laser-induced periodic surface structures)


    Authors:
    J. Bonse
    J. Kru¨ger
    S. Ho¨hm
    A. Rosenfeld
    Array


    The formation of laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) in different materials (metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics) upon irradiation with linearly polarized fs-laser pulses (τ ∼ 30–150 fs, λ ∼ 800 nm) in air environment is studied experimentally and theoretically. In metals, predominantly low-spatial-frequency-LIPSS with periods close to the laser wavelength λ are observed perpendicular to the polarization. Under specific irradiation conditions, high-spatial-frequency-LIPSS with sub-100-nm spatial periods (∼λ/10) can be gene...

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  • JLA Vol:5 Iss:1 (Single Pass Laser Cutting of Polymers)


    Authors:
    R. Patel
    G. Baisch
    IBM Corporation, GTD, Hopewell Junction, New York


    Since the early 1980's discovery of the ability of excimer lasers to etch polymers precisely and cleanly with minimal thermal damage, excimer lasers have been used actively in the semiconductor industry for various manufacturing processes. In the present study a process for laser cutting of polymers has been investigated. A laser beam of controlled cross&hyphen;sectional shape is imaged onto a polymer surface. The geometry of the cutting path is controlled by precise movement of a sample mounted on a 2&hyphen;axis computer controlled work stage. This type of a process is useful for applications ...

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  • JLA Vol:17 Iss:2 (Modeling of laser deposition and repair process)


    Authors:
    Lijun Han
    Kaushik M. Phatak
    F. W. Liou
    Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri 65409-1350


    Laser aided deposition is a material additive based manufacturing process via metallurgically bonding the deposited material to the substrate. Due to its capability to bond various materials together, it becomes an attractive technology for part repair in small scale. However, the details of the process remain an active area for research because of the complicated interactions involved. In this study, a mathematical model was established to investigate thermal and mass transportation phenomena, which incl...

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  • JLA Vol:25 Iss:5 (Numerical and experimental study of the effect of groove on plasma plume during high power laser welding)


    Authors:
    Cai Yan
    Xie Wen-Jing
    Wu Yue
    Sun Da-Wei
    Wu Yixiong
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Dongchuan Road 800, Shanghai 200240, China and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification, Shanghai 200240, China


    The influence of groove on the static feature and dynamic behavior of plasma plume during high power CO2 laser welding process was studied using a hydrodynamic three-dimensional model and corresponding experiments. The temperature, composition, and velocity of plasma plume along the incident path of laser beam were computed. The static morphology of plasma plume was analyzed through both models ...

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