17 February 2010 Laser perforation of aluminum alloy sheet
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Recent advances in the design of gain modules for diode-pumped solid-state lasers have allowed the manufacture of high-powered Q-switched products. The high available pulse energy and good mode quality enable highly efficient harmonic conversion, enabling the generation of several hundred watts of average power at a wavelength of 532nm. Among the applications for which this class of product may be suited is the rapid drilling of small-diameter holes in aluminum sheet. To investigate this application, plates of several aluminum alloys were drilled under a variety of conditions. The drilled plates were sectioned and subjected to analysis by optical metallography. The initial results indicate ways in which the process may be optimized.
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Leonard Migliore, George Nazary, "Laser perforation of aluminum alloy sheet", Proc. SPIE 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices, 75781Y (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.842739
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