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Title: High removal rate laser-based coating removal system

Abstract

A compact laser system that removes surface coatings (such as paint, dirt, etc.) at a removal rate as high as 1000 ft.sup.2 /hr or more without damaging the surface. A high repetition rate laser with multiple amplification passes propagating through at least one optical amplifier is used, along with a delivery system consisting of a telescoping and articulating tube which also contains an evacuation system for simultaneously sweeping up the debris produced in the process. The amplified beam can be converted to an output beam by passively switching the polarization of at least one amplified beam. The system also has a personal safety system which protects against accidental exposures.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [5]
  1. (Moss Beach, CA)
  2. (Berkeley, CA)
  3. (Livermore, CA)
  4. (Danville, CA)
  5. (Richmond, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
872675
Patent Number(s):
5986234
Application Number:
08/829519
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
removal; rate; laser-based; coating; compact; laser; removes; surface; coatings; paint; dirt; etc; 1000; damaging; repetition; multiple; amplification; passes; propagating; optical; amplifier; delivery; consisting; telescoping; articulating; tube; contains; evacuation; simultaneously; sweeping; debris; produced; process; amplified; beam; converted; output; passively; switching; polarization; personal; safety; protects; accidental; exposures; surface coating; optical amplifier; repetition rate; output beam; rate laser; surface coatings; removal rate; /219/

Citation Formats

Matthews, Dennis L., Celliers, Peter M., Hackel, Lloyd, Da Silva, Luiz B., Dane, C. Brent, and Mrowka, Stanley. High removal rate laser-based coating removal system. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Matthews, Dennis L., Celliers, Peter M., Hackel, Lloyd, Da Silva, Luiz B., Dane, C. Brent, & Mrowka, Stanley. High removal rate laser-based coating removal system. United States.
Matthews, Dennis L., Celliers, Peter M., Hackel, Lloyd, Da Silva, Luiz B., Dane, C. Brent, and Mrowka, Stanley. Tue . "High removal rate laser-based coating removal system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872675.
@article{osti_872675,
title = {High removal rate laser-based coating removal system},
author = {Matthews, Dennis L. and Celliers, Peter M. and Hackel, Lloyd and Da Silva, Luiz B. and Dane, C. Brent and Mrowka, Stanley},
abstractNote = {A compact laser system that removes surface coatings (such as paint, dirt, etc.) at a removal rate as high as 1000 ft.sup.2 /hr or more without damaging the surface. A high repetition rate laser with multiple amplification passes propagating through at least one optical amplifier is used, along with a delivery system consisting of a telescoping and articulating tube which also contains an evacuation system for simultaneously sweeping up the debris produced in the process. The amplified beam can be converted to an output beam by passively switching the polarization of at least one amplified beam. The system also has a personal safety system which protects against accidental exposures.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {11}
}

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