Laser drilling and plasma formation at the surface

Bekir Sami Yilbas*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In laser drilling process, plasma, consisting of charged ions, electrons, and neutral atoms is formed above the surface. Drilling process is effect by the size and transient nature of the surface plasma, since the plasma partially absorbs the incident radiation and acts like a heat source contributing to the drilling process. However, formation of the excess plasma modifies the hole geometry at inlet and lowers the drilled hole quality. In order to reduce the difficulty of a theoretical investigation of laser beam plasma interactions a framework is described which resolves the interaction into zones, each of which may be considered separately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2013, The Author(s).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Mathematics
  • General Materials Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • General Engineering


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