Selection and Precise Application of Operating Parameters of Nd: YAG and Other Laser Sources for Material Processing
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kumar KS
P.T. Lee Chengalvaraya Naicker College of Engineering
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 03, 2015; Accepted Date: August 13, 2015; Published Date: August 23, 2015
Citation: Jayanthi A, Kumar KS, Venkatraman K (2015) Selection and Precise Application of Operating Parameters of Nd: YAG and Other Laser Sources for Material Processing. J Material Sci Eng 4: 188. doi:10.4172/2169-0022.1000188
Copyright: © 2015 Jayanthi A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Nd: YAG laser has been a versatile tool for variety of material processing in the modern manufacturing industries. Apart from the easy manipulation and robustness of Nd: YAG laser beam, its wavelength absorbed by wide range of materials. Therefore, the possibility of controlling and précised values for prominent operating parameters such as average peak power, average peak power density (APPD), mean power, pulse duration, pulse energy, pulse repetition rate, interaction, pulse overlap theory and its mathematical relationships were discussed for pulsed and continuous wave. Hence, the selection of satisfactory combinations of associated parameters to produce efficient and effective material processing with reduced defects.