1 May 1991 Removal of small particles from surfaces by pulsed laser irradiation: observations and a mechanism
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Proceedings Volume 1415, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems II; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43701
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Experimental observations of micron-sized particle removal from optical surfaces by pulsed laser irradiation are reported. The laser was a Nd:YAG device operating at 1.06 micrometers . The authors observed that absorbing particles were removed from non-absorbing surfaces, but that non-absorbing particles were not. An explanation for these observations based on forces generated by rapid thermal expansion of the particles is presented. The results are compared with those of other groups studying particle removal by laser irradiation.
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J. Daniel Kelley, J. Daniel Kelley, Michael I. Stuff, Michael I. Stuff, Floyd E. Hovis, Floyd E. Hovis, Gary J. Linford, Gary J. Linford, } "Removal of small particles from surfaces by pulsed laser irradiation: observations and a mechanism", Proc. SPIE 1415, Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43701; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43701
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