Effect of water film, graphite coating and multiple passes on the tile grout removal using high power diode laser

K. Minami, J. Lawrence, L. Li, R. E. Edwards, A. W. Gale

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Abstract

Laser based tile grout removal may have the potential to overcome the problems in the existing mechanical techniques which would cause damages to the tiles and create dusts and noises. It would also improve the performance and quality of the work. Following the previous work by the authors on the feasibility and characteristics of a high power diode laser (HPDL)-based grout removal process, this paper reports further investigations on the effects of the process involving water-film, anti-reflection carbon coating and multi-scanning. The work includes various scientific analyses of basic phenomena and mechanisms involved and describes the results obtained in such studies. Discussions are made on main scientific issues that would lead to a development of a safe and optimum performance in such a process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICALEO 2002 - 21st International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings
EditorsEckhard Beyer, Rajesh Patel, Y Lawrence Yao, Andreas Ostendorf, Laser Institute of America
PublisherLaser Institute of America
ISBN (Print)0912035722, 9780912035727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics - Scottsdale, United States
Duration: 14 Oct 200217 Oct 2002
Conference number: 21st

Publication series

NameICALEO 2002 - 21st International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics, Congress Proceedings

Conference

Conference21st International Congress on Applications of Laser and Electro-Optics
Abbreviated titleICALEO 2002
CountryUnited States
CityScottsdale
Period14/10/0217/10/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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