Title

Real time control of thermal distortion during pulsed laser welding of optical packages

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-1-1996

Abstract

This paper investigates a method to compensate for thermal distortions which occur during pulsed laser welding of optical packages. A control strategy, based on the use of a fast response piezo-actuator to maintain relative alignment between the fiber and the laser in the critical time period after application of the laser pulse and before cooling of the weld nugget is described. © 1996 by ASME.

Publication Title

Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of the ASME

Volume

118

Issue

3

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