15 February 2018 High pulse energy kW average power nanosecond lasers enable breakthrough in rapid coating removal
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We demonstrate the use of kW class, high energy pulsed nanosecond lasers for surface cleaning applications. A hybrid ablation-detachment process allows removal rates of semi-transparent paint from primer at 40,000 mm3 /kW.min. The process shows a threshold at which a nonlinear increase in removal rate is observed for energies above 100mJ for most paints. The impact of pulsed laser de-painting on substrates is examined.
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Ioannis Metsios, DeChang Dai, Simon Chard, Timothy S. McComb, Young Key Kwon, "High pulse energy kW average power nanosecond lasers enable breakthrough in rapid coating removal", Proc. SPIE 10525, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Applications, Diagnostics, and Systems VII, 105250O (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290200; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290200
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