In general, mask based laser materials processing techniques suffer from a very low energy efficiency. We have developed a simple device called an energy enhancer, which is capable of increasing the energy efficiency of typical mask based laser materials processing systems. A short review of the most widely used applications of these systems is given and the potential advantages of the energy enhancer are discussed.The basic principle behind the energy enhancing technique is explained and two new energy enhancers are presented and evaluated. The first one is designed especially for single text line marking with TEA-CO2 laser of high speed canning lines. The second one is manufactured for marking or microdrilling with excimer laser.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings from ICALEO : San Diego|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics - San Diego, CA, United States|
Duration: 17 Nov 1997 → 20 Nov 1997
|Conference||International Congress on Applications of Lasers and Electro-Optics|
|City||San Diego, CA|
|Period||17/11/1997 → 20/11/1997|