Due to their flexible and efficient capabilities, lasers are often used over more traditional machining technologies, such as mechanical drilling and chemical etching, in manufacturing a wide variety of products, from medical implants, gyroscopes, and drug delivery catheters to aircraft engines, printed circuit boards, and fuel cells. Fundamentals
Introduction. Laser Theory and Operation. Optics. Light-Material Interaction. System Integration. Discussion of Some Processing Techniques. Applications. Materials. Metrology and Cleaning. Conclusion. Appendix. Index.