Accession Number : ADD013893

Title :   Method and Device for Stand-Off Laser Drilling and Cutting.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 7 Oct 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Copley, John A

Report Date : 07 Oct 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : This invention relates to a device and method of laser drilling and cutting. More particularly, to a laser device using both a Q-switch and essentially continuous-wave output to cut or drill metal. An object of the invention is to provide a device and method of laser drilling and cutting that has an increased efficiency. Another object of the present invention is to provide a laser cutting or drilling device that outputs both a free-running and Q-switched energy beam. A further object of the instant invention is to provide a laser cutting and drilling device comprising readily available commercial parts. Still another object of the invention is to provide a method of laser cutting and drilling of highly conductive metal workpieces without gas assist. Patent applications. (JES)

Descriptors :   *LASER APPLICATIONS, *CUTTING TOOLS, *DRILLS, CONDUCTIVITY, CONTINUOUS WAVES, CUTTING, DRILLING, ENERGY, INVENTIONS, LASERS, METALS, OUTPUT, PARTS, PATENT APPLICATIONS, Q SWITCHING, STANDOFF

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE