• JLA Vol:8 Iss:1 (Laser polarimeters: Overview of recent developments, design and applications)


    Authors:
    Vi´ctor Fajer Avila
    Center for the Development of Scientific Equipment and Instruments, Ministry of Science Techonology and Environment, Havana, Cuba


    Research carried out in Cuba has led to the design and construction of automatic polarimeters that use the He‐Ne laser as a luminous source and work on a magnetooptic principle of measurement. Physical and chemical investigations including the use of the He‐Ne laser as a light source are discussed. The principle of measurement for the design and construction of polarimeters, resulting in three different types of these instruments, is described. Finally, applications for magnetooptic polarimetry are described,...

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  • JLA Vol:3 Iss:1 (Laser Welding Copper and Copper Alloys)


    Authors:
    Kaoru Hashimoto
    Takehiko Sato
    Koichi Niwa
    Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., 10‐1, Morinosato‐Wakamiya, Atsugi 243‐01, Japan


    We have developed a laser hermetic sealing technique that combines nickel plating with laser welding for copper and copper alloy bellows for general purpose large‐scale computers. Laser welding of copper has been difficult because of copper's high thermal conductivity and reflectivity. However, laser welding nickel‐plated copper results in deep penetration. To avoid corrosion induced at the dissimilar metal contact between nickel and copper, the nickel‐plated copper was heat‐treated bef...

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  • JLA Vol:17 Iss:1 (Microstructural characterization of dissimilar laser weld between austenitic and ferritic stainless steels)


    Authors:
    Rakesh Kaul
    P. Ganesh
    A. K. Nath
    Industrial CO2 Laser Section, Centre for Advanced Technology, P. O. CAT, Indore 452 013, India


    The present work involved microstructural characterization of thin sheet dissimilar laser welds between type 304 austenitic stainless steel and stabilized 17% Cr ferritic stainless steel and their comparison with welds produced by autogenous gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). Low heat input of laser welding (LW) effectively reduced the size of fusion zone (FZ) and heat affected zone (HAZ). LW with focused laser beam (LB), preferentially displaced towards austenitic stainless steel (ASS), produced FZ with uniform and highly ref...

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  • JLA Vol:21 Iss:3 (Infrared observations and finite element modeling of a laser transmission welding process)


    Authors:
    L. S. Mayboudi
    A. M. Birk
    G. Zak
    Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada

    P. J. Bates
    Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4, Canada


    Laser transmission welding (LTW), a technique to join thermoplastic components, involves a laser beam passing through a laser-transmitting part and then being absorbed by the laser-absorbing part at the weld interface. To form a strong bond, it is important that the weld interface be exposed to sufficient heat to melt the polymer without degrading it. A lap-joint geometry was investigated and the...

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  • JLA Vol:24 Iss:3 (Laser cladding for railway repair and preventative maintenance)


    Authors:
    Adam Clare
    Olusola Oyelola
    Janet Folkes
    Peter Farayibi
    Innovative Manufacturing Processes Group, Manufacturing Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, United Kingdom


    Rolling contact fatigue, amongst other mechanisms of wear, between railway track and train wheel ensures that periodic replacement of worn track and other key components such as switches must be undertaken. The cost associated with repairing/replacing track is significant. This places a financial burden upon the rail network provider, creates a significant carbon footprint associated with remanufacture of track, an...

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  • JLA Vol:6 Iss:4 (Erratum: Excimer laser processing of Ti–6Al–4V)


    Authors:
    J. A. Folkes
    K. Shibata
    Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, Materials Research Laboratory, Central Engineering Laboratories, 1, Nasushima‐cho, Yokosuka 237, Japan


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  • JLA Vol:15 Iss:2 (Plasma assisted laser surface alloying)


    Authors:
    M. H. McCay
    C. M. Sharp
    J. A. Hopkins
    The Center for Laser Applications, The University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388

    B. Szapiro
    The Department of Physics, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

    T. D. McCay
    The Center for Laser Applications, The University of Tennessee Space Institute, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388


    The combination of plasma arc with a Nd:YAG laser during surface alloying produces a synergistic effect which significantly increases the depth of the melt pool beyond that expected by a summation of the individual depths. Incremental increases in laser power produce ...

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  • JLA Vol:19 Iss:3 (Femtosecond pulsed laser microfabrication of SiC MEMS microgripper)


    Authors:
    Monica Vendan
    Pal Molian
    Mechanical Engineering Department, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011


    We report the capability of an ultrafast laser to pattern an electrostatic-comb-drive microgripper in the chemically difficult-to-etch 3C-SiC thin films. A microgripper with overall dimensions 1.2 mm×0.35 mm and a gap of 20 μm was designed and fabricated for the purpose of grasping and transporting microscale objects in hostile and harsh environments. Atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition was used to deposit thin films (∼2 μm) of 3C-SiC on 〈100〉 silicon substrates. A Ti:sapphire laser with 120 fs pulse wid...

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  • JLA Vol:1 Iss:1 (Laser Application in Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery)


    Authors:
    Michael Barat
    Robert H. Ossoff
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Nashville, Tennessee


    Since the discovery of the laser in 1959, a wide variety of lasers have been developed with numerous clinical applications in medicine and surgery. Lasers have had a great impact on the surgical approach to both benign and malignant diseases in Otolaryngology‐Head and Neck Surgery, and have enabled the otolaryngologist to manage diseases in the aerodigestive system primarily through an endoscopic approach. We will summarize the physical properties of the currently used lasers in otolaryngology, as well as their clinical applications.

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  • JLA Vol:8 Iss:6 (Laser surface alloying of magnesium base alloys)


    Authors:
    R. Galun
    A. Weisheit
    B. L. Mordike
    Institut fu¨r Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, Technische Universita¨t Clausthal, Agricolastraße 6, D‐38678 Clausthal‐Zellerfeld, Germany


    The feasibility of the laser surface alloying of magnesium base alloys with aluminum, copper, nickel and silicon has been shown in this work. By laser alloying with these elements, using a 5 kW CO2‐laser, the hardness of several magnesium base alloys can be increased to values above 250 HV0.1. Melted depths from 700–1200 μm and alloying contents from 15–55 at % were achieved. The wear resistance of ...

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