Laser-PMMA Interaction and Mechanical Stresses
A. Kovačević a, M. Srećković b, R. Gospavić c, S. Ristić d and P. Jovanić e
a Institute of Physics, Pregrevica 118, 11080 Belgrade, Serbia
b Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
c Wessex Institute of Technology, Southampton, Great Britain
d VTI, Serbia
e Institute of Plant Protection, Belgrade, Serbia
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Received: 3 09 2007;
The polymethylmetacrylate samples were exposed to laser beams of various types of lasers. The modifications of the surfaces of the samples were analyzed by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Numerical approach to thermal distribution for specified power ranges of selected lasers was obtained. The results of polymethylmetacrylate drilling and cutting performed by laser and non-laser means were compared by photoelastic methods.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.112.981
PACS numbers: 81.40.Wx, 42.25.Bs, 61.80.Ba