1 March 1995 Practical excimer laser-assisted cleaning of solid surfaces
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Proceedings Volume 2498, Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.203633
Event: Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference, 1994, Konstanz, Germany
Abstract
Pulsed-laser irradiation on a solid surface induces a highly efficient surface cleaning of submicron-sized particulates and undesirable organic overcoat films. The nanosecond-pulsed UV laser irradiation, shortly after the deposition of a thin liquid film on the surface, induces rapid vaporization of the liquid film and removal of particulates (`steam cleaning'). The laser beam also causes ablative photodecomposition of organic film contaminants on the surface (`dry cleaning'). A laser cleaning tool is constructed with an aim toward practical use based on an industrial grade KrF excimer laser. The tool includes a computer-controlled laser beam scanning system and a stable liquid film deposition unit, providing a cleaning rate of over 200 cm2/min. The cleaning strategy and the physical mechanisms of the laser cleaning techniques are also studied.
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Hee K. Park, Hee K. Park, Constantine P. Grigoropoulos, Constantine P. Grigoropoulos, Andrew C. Tam, Andrew C. Tam, } "Practical excimer laser-assisted cleaning of solid surfaces", Proc. SPIE 2498, Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203633; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.203633
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