Effect of the Processing Atmosphere on the Pulse Laser Ablation of Titanium
T. Nakamuta, K. Morio, S. Kawase, K. Fushinobu and K. Okazaki
Effect of processing atmosphere on the nanosecond pulse laser ablation of titanium is investigated. The etch rate per pulse shows drastic increase for the case of water immersion ablation. High-speed images show the plume behavior. A parametric study has also been performed for various conditions.
Keywords: Laser ablation, Titanium, Atmospheric condition, High speed imaging.