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  • 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)

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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

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

David D. Voelkel and J. Mazumder, "Visualization of a laser melt pool," Appl. Opt. 29, 1718-1720 (1990)

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