Laser-Assisted Glass Cleaving

Y. L. Kuo, J. Lin

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Laser cleaving has been used extensively for brittle materials such as glass sheet and ceramic plate. The main concerns in the industry are cutting quality and efficiency. An innovative technology of the multiple laser system has been proposed in this study. The system, consisting of a CO2 (10.6 μm) line-shaped laser and a Nd:YAG (1.06 μm) pulsed laser, was applied to cleave a soda-lime glass substrate. Due to a high absorption of the Nd:YAG laser beam at a high temperature state of the soda-lime glass preheated by the CO2 line-shaped laser beam to generate a mixture fracture mode on the substrate, the stress distribution on the glass cleaved by the laser beams has been analyzed, based on the uncoupled thermal-elastic finite element method. The results show that the stress field of the cleavages is caused by a complex stress state and was significantly affected by the pulsed laser. A clean cutting surface of the soda-lime glass substrate can be obtained experimentally due to a rise of the shear stress in the interior of the glass substrate heated by the pulsed laser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Laser Materials Processing
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology, Research and Applications
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780081012529
ISBN (Print)9780081012536
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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