TITLE

Polymer film cutting and ablative etching using a 1-kHz XeCl laser

AUTHOR(S)
Bishop, G. J.; Dyer, P. E.
PUB. DATE
December 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;12/1/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p1229
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A 1-kHz XeCl laser has been used to investigate cutting and ablative etching of thin polymer films. Significant increases in cutting efficiency and etch rate occur at high pulse rates (>=100 Hz) apparently due to cumulative heating effects. Cut rates of 130 cm s-1 are obtained at 900 Hz for a 12-μm-thick polyethylene teraphthalate film.
ACCESSION #
9818555

 

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