24 October 1988 Precision Machining Of Ceramic Materials By Excimer Laser Irradiation
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Proceedings Volume 0957, Laser Beam Surface Treating and Coating; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947710
Event: SPIE International Symposium on Optical Engineering and Industrial Sensing for Advance Manufacturing Technologies, 1988, Dearborn, MI, United States
Excimer laser radiation with a high energy density was used for structured removal of ceramics. Patterns down to 20 μm over an extended area were generated by mask projection. For the oxides (Al203, ZrO2) a specific removal rate of 0.01 μm/(J/cm2) per pulse was determined above a threshold of 3 J/cm2, and no saturation behavior at higher energy density was observed. Non-oxidic ceramics (SiC, Si3N4, ALN, BN) show saturation at a rate close to 20 J/cm2. The short pulse ensures minimal mechanical and chemical change of the surface layer under irradiation.
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K. J. Schmatjko, K. J. Schmatjko, G. Endres, G. Endres, U. Schmidt, U. Schmidt, P. H. Banz, P. H. Banz, } "Precision Machining Of Ceramic Materials By Excimer Laser Irradiation", Proc. SPIE 0957, Laser Beam Surface Treating and Coating, (24 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947710; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947710


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