Excimer laser ablation of glass fiber in reinforced polymer

Tai Man Yue, S. M. Mei, Kang Cheung Chan

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The excimer laser ablation of glass fiber in reinforced polymer was studied. The fibers were found to be acting as refocusing lenses and caused partial fiber removal within the fiber. An analytical analysis based on Snell's law of refraction was used to calculate the laser intensity within the fiber and the results of which were able to explain the partial removal phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)783-788
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002


  • Ablation
  • Excimer laser
  • Glass fiber
  • Liquid crystal polymer
  • Threshold intensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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