Title

Optothermal Effects Of Laser Modes In Laser Materials Processing

Title - Alternative

Opt. Quantum Electron.

Keywords

Scanning Cw Laser; Electron-Beam; Temperature Profiles; Semiconductors; Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Optics

Abstract

All laser materials processing involves two fundamental phenomena: the conversion of optical energy into thermal energy, and the generation of thermal stresses in the laser-processed materials. The distributions of the thermal energy and stresses in the substrate depend on the laser mode used for materials processing. A proper understanding of the temperature and stress distributions is essential for producing high-quality products using the laser technology. The solution of the complete thermoelastic problem is very complex and requires numerical methods. This paper presents simple analytic expressions for the temperature and thermal stress distributions in the substrate processed with TEM(00) and TEM(01)* mode laser beams. The temperature is found to be maximum at the point that encounters the maximum laser intensity. The thermal stress distributions are found to be different owing to the differences in the laser modes used for this study.

Publication Title

Optical and Quantum Electronics

Volume

27

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-6-1995

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

1165

Last Page

1180

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1995TK68800006

ISSN

0306-8919

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