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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1990
  • pp: 1718–1720

Visualization of a laser melt pool

David D. Voelkel and J. Mazumder  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1718-1720 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.29.001718


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Abstract

Illumination of a laser melt pool simultaneously with focused and diffused argon-ion laser light is found to provide a greatly improved image of the molten surface.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 1989
Published: April 20, 1990

Citation
David D. Voelkel and J. Mazumder, "Visualization of a laser melt pool," Appl. Opt. 29, 1718-1720 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-29-12-1718


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