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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1982
  • pp: 2146–2152

Target temperature distribution generated and maintained by a scanning laser beam

Marija S. Scholl  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 2146-2152 (1982)

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Calculations are presented which describe the temperature distribution resulting from a rapidly scanning laser beam over the target surface. The energy absorbed in a thin surface layer produces a surface temperature increase. The resulting temperature increase is calculated as a function of time for a number of significant scanning and target material parameters.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 4, 1981
Published: June 15, 1982

Marija S. Scholl, "Target temperature distribution generated and maintained by a scanning laser beam," Appl. Opt. 21, 2146-2152 (1982)

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