26 March 2002 Efficient small-scale TEA CO2 laser for material surface modification
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Proceedings Volume 4747, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers IV; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460156
Event: International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers IV, 2001, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
An efficient small scale TEA (Transversely Excited Atmospheric) CO2 laser has been considered. The laser was a low flowing, UV preionized, pulsed system. Specific design of the head as well as the electrical circuit ensure the laser operation with high efficiency and reliability. Nonconventional CO2/Y, Y equals N2/H2; H2/He and H2 gas mixtures showed relatively high energy output. CO2/N2/H2 mixture as the most superior one produces output energy and peak power of 220 mJ and 1.40 MW, respectively. High-energy output of the laser was employed for surface modification of austenitic stainless steel AISI 316 and titanium nitride (TiN) coating deposited on the same steel substrate. Used laser peak power densities of 100 and 170 MW/cm2 have induced the morphology changes of AISI 316 steel and TiN coating, respectively.
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Milan S. Trtica, Biljana M. Gakovic, Bojan B. Radak, Scepan S. Miljanic, "Efficient small-scale TEA CO2 laser for material surface modification", Proc. SPIE 4747, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers IV, (26 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460156; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.460156
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