The Deep Penetration of HF Laser Light Into Glass and Its Possible Industrial Use

  • R. Joeckle
  • A. Sontag
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 15)


HF-laser radiation is absorbed in-depth by glass and can therefore be used to achieve a radiation-controlled bulk heating of glass. The measured spectral absorption coefficients show that several millimeters of glass are radiation-heated. However, during the different attempts of welding and cutting of ordinary and Pyrex glasses, the thin melted glass slab cools very fast and the glass often breaks due to the resulting high tensile stresses.


Hydrogen Fluoride Liquid Glass Melted Glass High Tensile Stress Ordinary Glass 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Joeckle
    • 1
  • A. Sontag
    • 1
  1. 1.French-German Research Institute Saint-LouisSaint-LouisFrance

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