Industrial Applications of Lasers

Industrial Applications of Lasers

1st Edition - June 28, 1978

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  • Author: John Ready
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144780

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Industrial Applications of Lasers focuses on how lasers have been used for practical applications in industry. This text aims to stimulate the imagination of the readers, who can then evaluate the potential application of lasers to solve their own problems. Comprised of 21 chapters, this book starts with an overview of the fundamental background of lasers, and then discusses the basic principles of how lasers operate. Other chapters provide an understanding of how holograms really work. This text also discusses several topics relevant to lasers, themselves, including the types of practical lasers and laser properties. This book considers laser safety, which is very important for anyone considering a laser application. Finally, this text explores the various developed laser applications, including scribing of ceramics, laser welding and cutting of metals, as well as applications in surveying, alignment, and metrology. This book is a valuable resource to laser technicians, physicists, scientists, researchers, and readers whose interests span a variety of fields.

Table of Contents


  • Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Historical Prologue l

    Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Lasers

    A. Electromagnetic Radiation

    B. Elementary Optical Principles

    C. Energy Levels

    D. Interaction of Radiation and Matter

    E. Laser Materials

    F. Population Inversion

    G. Resonant Cavity

    Selected References

    Chapter 2 Properties of Laser Light

    A. Line width

    B. Beam Divergence Angle

    C. Spatial Profiles of Laser Beams

    D. Temporal Behavior of Laser Output

    E. Coherence Properties

    F. Brightness

    G. Focusing Properties of Laser Radiation

    H. Power

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 3 Practical Lasers

    A. Gas Lasers

    B. Solid State Lasers

    C. Semiconductor Lasers

    D. Organic Dye Lasers

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 4 Status of Laser Development: Present and Future

    A. Tabulation of Laser Properties

    B. Future Developments

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 5 Care and Maintenance of Lasers

    A. Damage and Deterioration of Lasers

    B. Care and Maintenance

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 6 Laser Safety

    A. Physiological Effects

    B. Laser Safety Practices and Standards

    C. Regulatory Bodies

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 7 Laser Components and Accessories

    A. Mirrors

    B. Polarizers

    C. Infrared Materials

    D. Detectors

    E. Modulators

    F. Deflectors

    G. ^-switches

    H. Nonlinear Optical Elements

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 8 Alignment and Tooling

    A. Laser Tooling

    B. Related Uses

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 9 Principles Used in Measurement

    A. The Michelson Interferometer

    B. Beat Production (Heterodyne)

    C. The Doppler Effect

    D. Coherence Requirements

    Selected References

    Chapter 10 Distance Measurement and Dimensional Control

    A. Interferometric Distance Measurement

    B. Beam Modulation Telemetry

    C. Pulsed Laser Range Finders

    D. A Laser Interferometer Application in Mask Production: A Specific Example of Distance Measurement and Dimensional Control

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 11 Environmental Measurements

    A. Introduction to Laser Monitoring of the Environment

    B. Optical Radar

    C. Raman Backscattering

    D. Resonance Fluorescence

    E. Absorption Methods

    F. Summary and Comparison of Methods

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 12 Laser Instrumentation and Measurement

    A. Velocity Measurement

    B. Angular Rotation Rate

    C. Wire Diameter

    D. Profile and Surface Position Measurement

    E. Measurements of Product Dimension

    F. Measurement of Surface Finish

    G. Surface Flaw Inspection Monitor—A Specific Example

    H. Summary

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 13 Interaction of High-Power Laser Radiation with Materials

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 14 Laser Applications in Material Processing

    Selected References

    Chapter 15 Applications of Laser Heating: Welding and Heat Treating

    A. Seam Welding—Subkilowatt Levels

    B. Welding with Multikilowatt Continuous Lasers

    C. Spot Welding

    D. Heat Treatment

    E. An Example of Laser Welding Capability

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 16 Applications for Material Removal: Drilling, Cutting, Electronic Component Fabrication, Marking

    A. Laser-Induced Material Removal

    B. Hole Drilling

    C. Cutting

    D. Electronic Component Fabrication

    E. Additional Processes Involving Material Removal

    F. An Example—Mask Saving

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 17 Principles of Holography

    A. Formation of Holograms

    B. The Holographic Process

    C. Hologram Types and Their Efficiencies

    D. Practical Aspects of Holography

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 18 Applications of Holography

    A. Holographic Interferometry

    B. A Miscellany of Applications

    C. An Example of Holographic Application

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 19 Chemical Applications

    A. Spectroscopy

    B. Photochemical Applications

    C. Isotope Separation

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 20 Integrated Optics and Fiber Optics

    A. Optical Waveguides

    B. Components for Integrated Optics

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Chapter 21 Information-Related Applications of Lasers

    A. Communications

    B. Displays

    C. Consumer-Related Products: Video Disks and Point-of-Sale Scanners

    D. Laser Graphics

    E. Information Storage

    F. Optical Data Processing

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Epilogue A Look at the Future

    References

    Selected Additional References

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 604
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1978
  • Published: June 28, 1978
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323144780

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