Energy-Mode Adjustment in Laser Processing a Small Vitrified CBN Grinding Wheel
A study of the energy-mode adjustment and application was presented to investigate the effects of adjustable methods on energy mode. Three methods of energy-mode adjustment were used: by circular profile itself, by an optical scanning expander and deformable mirror. The circular profile naturally modifies energy density with the changes of incident angle. The optical scanning expander was used to turn a Gaussian beam into a uniform beam. Also a novel technique of deformable mirror was designed to obtain a more controllable energy mode for laser selective processing. Moreover, the models describing energy modes were developed to improve laser-processing performance. An experiment was arranged to simulate single-tip diamond truing and produced a result, as shown in the SEM photo, quite similar to a fine thread. The results were discussed to reveal the mechanism of laser processing.
Yury M. Baron, Jun'ichi Tamaki and Tsunemoto Kuriyagawa
X. Y. Wang et al., "Energy-Mode Adjustment in Laser Processing a Small Vitrified CBN Grinding Wheel", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 291-292, pp. 177-182, 2005