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Title: DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED PHOTOLYTIC IODINE LASER (PIL) CUTTING AND JOINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING

Abstract

An evaluation was made of the Photolytic Iodine Laser (PIL) being developed by Advanced Optical Equipment and Services Corporation for metalworking applications. This laser operates in the infrared region of the spectrum and was anticipated to have a very small focal spot size and very low divergence. With these properties, it would be very effective at making small welds and narrow slots in metals. The program was of limited success due to low power output from the laser as well as power and positional instability. Some narrow slots were made and evaluated. The PIL may have applications in the electronics industry, even at low power, if the instability in the beam power and position can be solved.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, Oak Ridge, TN
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP)
OSTI Identifier:
3367
Report Number(s):
Y/DV-1592
CRRADA NUMBER Y-1296-0423; ON: DE00003367
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; Iodine Lasers; Infrared Radiation; Laser Welding; Cutting; Laser Drilling; Laser Beam Machining; Performance Testing; Evaluation; Experimental Data

Citation Formats

MUSTALESKI, T, and RICHEY, M. DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED PHOTOLYTIC IODINE LASER (PIL) CUTTING AND JOINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING. United States: N. p., 1998. Web. doi:10.2172/3367.
MUSTALESKI, T, & RICHEY, M. DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED PHOTOLYTIC IODINE LASER (PIL) CUTTING AND JOINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/3367
MUSTALESKI, T, and RICHEY, M. Tue . "DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED PHOTOLYTIC IODINE LASER (PIL) CUTTING AND JOINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/3367. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/3367.
@article{osti_3367,
title = {DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED PHOTOLYTIC IODINE LASER (PIL) CUTTING AND JOINING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MANUFACTURING},
author = {MUSTALESKI, T and RICHEY, M},
abstractNote = {An evaluation was made of the Photolytic Iodine Laser (PIL) being developed by Advanced Optical Equipment and Services Corporation for metalworking applications. This laser operates in the infrared region of the spectrum and was anticipated to have a very small focal spot size and very low divergence. With these properties, it would be very effective at making small welds and narrow slots in metals. The program was of limited success due to low power output from the laser as well as power and positional instability. Some narrow slots were made and evaluated. The PIL may have applications in the electronics industry, even at low power, if the instability in the beam power and position can be solved.},
doi = {10.2172/3367},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/3367}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {9}
}