Polymers can be generated with a pulsed laser source to initiate the polymerization process.
Operating parameters such as laser repetition rate, pulse power, and photoinitiator
concentration can change the rate and efficiency of the process. Recent work demonstrates
that a wealth of kinetic and mechanistic information can be obtained by appropriate
experiments. A review of the subject provides some insight into the possibilities of laser
Charles E. Hoyle,
"Photopolymers generated by pulsed lasers", Proc. SPIE 1213, Photopolymer Device Physics, Chemistry, and Applications, (1 April 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18020; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.18020