Measuring Optical Properties On Rough And Liquid Metal Surfaces
AbstractFor understanding and optimizing laser processing of metals and alloys the optical properties, especially the absorption of the work piece in function of the temperature up to the liquid phase have to be known . There are several approaches to extend the Drude-Model  for optical properties of metal to temperature dependence [3, 4, 5]. However, a verification of these models is difficult due to the lack of sufficient experimental data. Even though measuring optical properties with ellipsometry is well established, such measurements on metals and alloys at elevated temperatures up to the liquid state are very challenging. To collect the optical properties of different metals and alloys like Al, Ti, Ag, Cu and steel in the solid and liquid state a custom-made high-temperature ellipsometer was used. The instrument is also used to investigate the influence of curved and rough surfaces which may occur due to the heating of the samples during the ellipsometric measurements.
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Schmid, M., Zehnder, S., Schwaller, P., Neuenschwander, B., Held, M., Hunziker, U., & Zürcher, J. (2012). Measuring Optical Properties On Rough And Liquid Metal Surfaces. ALT Proceedings, 1. https://doi.org/10.12684/alt.1.78
Laser diagnostics and spectroscopy
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