• JLA Vol:3 Iss:1 (Nursing Perspective: Clinical Laser Safety Issues Survey)


    Authors:
    Penny J. Smalley
    Laser Resources & Consulting Services, Chicago, Illinois


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  • JLA Vol:16 Iss:2 (High-power CO<sub>2</sub> laser design &ldquo;from resonator end mirror to cutting lens focal point&rdquo;)


    Authors:
    David Toebaert
    HACO NV, Oekenestraat 120, 8800 Rumbeke, Belgium

    Wybo Wagenaar
    Infinite Simulation Systems BV, Lange Bunder 3, 4854 MB Bavel, Netherlands


    An algorithm is derived that allows calculating all optical parameters relevant to the design of a high-power CO2 laser, taking into account the practical needs of a flying-optics type of laser cutting machine. The novelty of the approach taken is that the resonator and the beam delivery optics are treated simultaneously, which allows for greater flexibility in design. To begin with, the often-used optical configuration of a stable resonator combined with a beam expander for collimation is mod...

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  • JLA Vol:20 Iss:3 (Investigation of femtosecond laser induced thermal ablation of polyethylene)


    Authors:
    Andrew J. Lee
    Judith M. Dawes
    Michael J. Withford
    Centre of Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and MQPhotonics Research Centre, Department of Physics, Macquarie University, 2109 NSW, Australia


    We present a novel method for profiling high aspect ratio and undercut laser drilled holes using sacrificial layers. This profiling method is used to compare and contrast laser ablation of polyethylene films under exposure to ultraviolet (266 nm) and near-infrared (800 nm) radiation from an ultrafast, femtosecond laser. We find that ultraviolet femtosecond pulsed laser processing of this polymer exhibits similar characteristics to...

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  • JLA Vol:24 Iss:3 (2D longitudinal modeling of heat transfer and fluid flow during multilayered direct laser metal deposition process)


    Authors:
    Simon Morville
    Muriel Carin
    LIMATB, Universite´ de Bretagne-Sud/UEB, Centre de recherche Ch. Huygens, Rue de Saint Maude´, BP 92116, 56321 Lorient cedex, France

    Patrice Peyre
    Myriam Gharbi
    PIMM, UMR 8006 CNRS-Arts et Me´tiers Paris Tech, 151 Boulevard de l’Hoˆpital, 75013 Paris, France

    Denis Carron
    Philippe Le Masson
    LIMATB, Universite´ de Bretagne-Sud/UEB, Centre de recherche Ch. Huygens, Rue de Saint Maude´, BP 92116, 56321 Lorient cedex, France

    Re´my Fabbro
    PIMM, UMR 8006 CNRS-Arts et Me´tiers Paris Tech, 151 Boulevard de l’Ho&ci...

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  • JLA Vol:6 Iss:4 (Holographic optical elements (HOEs): A serious application of holography)


    Authors:
    Gareth T. Williams
    Jeff Fredrick
    Physics Department, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, U.S.A.


    Without disputing the excitement and sense of accomplishment associated with the production of display holograms, this paper suggests equal rewards from the production of holographic optical elements (HOEs). The elements described here are zone plates, diffraction gratings, interference filters and mirrors, and lenses. Ways of making each of these in an optics teaching laboratory are described, but the main emphasis will be on positive lens HOE.

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  • JLA Vol:14 Iss:3 (Pulsed laser driven deposition of spattered molten particles and its application to the manufacturing of wear-resistant coatings)


    Authors:
    Toru Nagai
    Takashi Inoue
    Applied Laser Engineering Research Institute, 2085-16 Uenoyama, Fukasawa, Nagaoka 940-2135, Japan

    Hirofumi Shimura
    Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology, 1-2 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-8564, Japan


    In this article, we report on a new process for manufacturing metal coatings with submillimeter thickness by pulsed laser driven deposition of molten metal particles. The process of “laser spattering of molten particles” using a high pulse-energy laser is considered to be effective compared to the conventional physical vapor process based on vaporized ultrafine particle generati...

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  • JLA Vol:18 Iss:4 (Influence of joint geometry and fit-up gaps on hybrid laser-metal active gas (MAG) welding)


    Authors:
    Y. Yao
    Jilin University and China FAW Group Corporation R&D Center, No. 35 Chuangye Street, 130011 Changchun, China

    M. Wouters
    Luleå University of Technology, Division of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, S-971 87, Luleå, Sweden

    J. Powell
    Luleå University of Technology, Division of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, S-971 87, Luleå, Sweden and Laser Expertise Ltd., Acorn Park Ind. Estate, Harrimans Lane, Nottingham NG7 2TR, United Kingdom

    K. Nilsson
    A. F. H. Kaplan
    Luleå University of Technology, Division of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, S-971 87, Luleå, Sweden

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  • JLA Vol:7 Iss:1 (Development of laser finishing for non&hyphen;circular profiles)


    Authors:
    Ko&hyphen;Wang Liu
    Paul S. Sheng
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720&hyphen;1740, U.S.A.


    A laser&hyphen;based technique for finishing of non&hyphen;circular cylindrical parts is presented. In this process, the frequency characteristics of a desired non&hyphen;circular shape is extracted from a CAD through a Fast Fourier Transform algorithm and implemented through a CO2 laser machining system. A galvanometer&hyphen;based scanner is used in the process to achieve programmable beam trajectories and high&hyphen;speed finishing. An error estimation scheme can be developed to determine the final dimensional erro...

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  • JLA Vol:17 Iss:1 (An experimental and numerical study of the influence of diode laser beam shape on thin wall direct metal deposition)


    Authors:
    Andrew J. Pinkerton
    Lin Li
    School of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester, M60 1QD U.K.


    Use of the high powered diode laser (HPDL) for direct metal deposition enables multiple layer cladding to be performed with a nominally rectangular beam, traversed at different angles to the fast axis, or with a fiber-coupled, circular beam. These factors may provide an advantage over the traditional beam profiles of CO2 and Nd:YAG lasers, so there is a need to examine the effect that they have on the process and final product characteristics. This article reports such an examination. A 1.5 kW ...

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