Engineers at DeMaria ElectroOptics Systems, Inc. (DEOS) have recently
investigated the materials processing capabilities of sub-microsecond
pulses from a sealed CO2
laser platform. Specifically, according to
the company, they have generated 150 nsec pulses from a Q-switched
laser cavity and used these pulses to process several materials. As
expected for such short pulses, the machined features reportedly
exhibit very high quality, as defined by shape, clean edges,
exceptional consistency, and virtually no heat affected zone (HAZ).
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