Laser cutting system. LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Introduction. There are two types of lasers used for cutting: the gaseous CO2 laser the solid-state Nd : YAG laser. Applications. Wood Paper Leather Glass Ceramic Metal.
A 1000 – watt laser beam focused to a spot .005 inch in diameter is equal to 5,000,000 watts/square inch
Beam Dia.; .005 - .009 inch
An outline of laser surface-engineering processes. Source: After N. B. Dahotre.
Few References: George Chryssolouris, J.C Rozzi, Y.C.Shin, B.P.Bandyopadhyay,S.Jahanmir, S.Harimkar, A.Samant, N.Dahotre