Novel fusion welding technology of glass using ultrashort pulse lasers

Isamu Miyamoto, Kristian Cvecek, Yasuhiro Okamoto, Michael Schmidt

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Abstract

A novel fusion welding technology of glass using ultrashort laser pulses with high pulse repetition rates has been developed, where the laser energy is selectively absorbed at the interface by nonlinear process to provide crack-free welding without preand post-heating. A laser-matter interaction model is developed to evaluate the distribution of the ultrashort pulse laser energy absorbed in bulk glass. A thermal conduction equation is derived to calculate transient 3-dimensional temperature distribution and dimensions of molten zone in glass. The mechanical strength of weld joint is evaluated taking into consideration of the attracting force of the optical contact between the glass plates needed for keeping the high-temperature plasma in the bulk glass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-493
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Procedia
Volume5
Issue numberPART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

Keywords

  • Free electron
  • Glass
  • Nonlinear process
  • Scrack
  • Temperature distribution
  • Thermal conduction
  • Ultrashort pulse laser

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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