Principles of Laser Materials Processing

ISBN-10: 0470177985
ISBN-13: 9780470177983
Edition: 2009
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Description: This book offers the fundamentals and the latest research topics in laser materials processing, such as welded tailor blanks, femtosecond lasers, disk lasers, laser applications in medical and nanomanufacturing, sensors for process monitoring, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $151.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/29/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 819
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.794

This book offers the fundamentals and the latest research topics in laser materials processing, such as welded tailor blanks, femtosecond lasers, disk lasers, laser applications in medical and nanomanufacturing, sensors for process monitoring, and signal processing for process monitoring. Chapters are clearly arranged with introductions, summaries, and problem sets, making the book an excellent choice for advanced undergraduate and graduate engineering courses. It is also appropriate for research and development personnel, practicing engineers, and technicians.

Principles Of Industrial Lasers
Laser Generation
Basic Atomic Structure
Atomic Transitions
Lifetime
Optical Absorption
Population Inversion
Threshold Gain
Two-Photon Absorption
Summary
Problems
Optical Resonators
Standing Waves in a Rectangular Cavity
Planar Resonators
Confocal Resonators
Generalized Spherical Resonators
Concentric Resonators
Stability of Optical Resonators
Summary
Problems
Laser Pumping
Optical Pumping
Electrical Pumping
Summary
Problems
Rate Equations
Two-Level System
Three-Level System
Four-Level System
Summary
Problems
Broadening Mechanisms
Line-Shape Function
Line-Broadening Mechanisms
Comparison of Individual Mechanisms
Summary
Problems
Beam Modification
Quality Factor
Q-Switching
Q-Switching Theory
Mode-Locking
Laser Spiking
Lamb Dip
Summary
Problems
Beam Characteristics
Beam Divergence
Monochromaticity
Beam Coherence
Intensity and Brightness
Frequency Stabilization
Beam Size
Focusing
Radiation Pressure
Summary
Problems
Types of Lasers
Solid State Lasers
Gas Lasers
Dye Lasers
Semiconductor (Diode) Lasers
Free Electron Laser
New Developments in Industrial Laser Technology
Summary
Problems
Beam Delivery
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Reflection and Refraction
Birefringence
Brewster Angle
Polarization
Mirrors and Lenses
Beam Expanders
Beam Splitters
Beam Delivery Systems
Summary
Problems
Engineering Background
Heat and Fluid Flow During Laser Processing
Energy Balance During Processing
Heat Flow in the Workpiece
Fluid Flow in Molten Pool
Summary
Problems
The Microstructure
Process Microstructure
Discontinuities
Summary
Problems
Solidification
Solidification Without Flow
Solidification With Flow
Rapid Solidification
Summary
Problems
Residual Stresses and Distortion
Causes of Residual Stresses
Basic Stress Analysis
Effects of Residual Stresses
Measurement of Residual Stresses
Relief of Residual Stresses and Distortion
Summary
Problems
Laser Materials Processing
Background on Laser Processing
System-Related Parameters
Process Efficiency
Disturbances that Affect Process Quality
General Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser Processing
Summary
Problems
Laser Cutting and Drilling
Laser Cutting
Laser Drilling
New Developments
Summary
Problems
Laser Welding
Laser Welding Parameters
Welding Efficiency
Mechanism of Laser Welding
Material Considerations
Weldment Discontinuities
Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser Welding

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