Characteristics of Induced Current Due to Laser Plasma and Its Application to Laser Processing Monitoring

元データ 2004-03-15 Published by the Japan Society of Applied Physics through the Institute of Pure and Applied Physics

概要

A third harmonic of a Nd-Yttrium Aluminum Garnet laser (355 nm, 10–50 mJ, 7 ns, 10 Hz) was focused in air or He gas at atmospheric pressure to produce microgas plasma. Two flat electrodes ($25\,\text{mm}\times 25\,\text{mm}$) were arranged in parallel with a 1.5 cm separation to allow the microgas plasma to be sandwiched by the electrodes. A DC voltage was supplied to the electrodes and the induced current due to the generated laser plasma was detected using an oscilloscope. The characteristics of the induced current were studied by changing parameters such as supplied voltage (50–700 V), laser pulse energy (2–50 mJ) and the type of gas, and compared with the optical emission characteristics. A similar experiment was carried out on the target plasma by placing a small rod sample (diameter of 2 mm) of various materials such as brass, iron, aluminum, plastic and wood, near the focusing point between the electrodes. It is stressed that the induced current signal is very useful for monitoring of the laser processing, that is, to determine the precise focusing condition and to identify the moment when the laser beam begins to penetrate the sample.

著者

Kagawa Kiichiro Department Of Fiber Amenity Engineering Graduate School Of Engineering Fukui University
LEE Yong Physics Department, Chonbuk National University
KITAZIMA Iwao Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Fukui University
Kobayashi Takao Department Of Bioregulatory Function Graduate School Of Medicine The University Of Tokyo
Madjid Syahrun Department Of Electrical And Electronic Engineering Faculty Of Engineering Fukui University
Kagawa Kiichiro Department of Physics, Faculty of Education and Regional Studies, Fukui University, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
Kobayashi Takao Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Fukui University, 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui 910-8507, Japan

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