The Basic Principles

  • John Powell

Abstract

This chapter deals with four sets of basic principles, all of which are important to the laser user:
  1. 1.

    The cutting process

     
  2. 2.

    How materials respond to laser light

     
  3. 3.

    How CO2 lasers work

     
  4. 4.

    Laser modes

     

Keywords

Zinc Burning Titanium Dioxide Welding 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Powell
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Laser Expertise Limited, Unit HNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Materials ProcessingLulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden
  3. 3.Engineering Academy of St. PetersburgRussia

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