Ultrashort pulse lasers are the perfect tool for the micromachining of components for a wide range of applications. Even hard and brittle materials can be processed with high precision in state-of-the-art machines like the GL.smart from GFH. With pulse lengths in the pico and femtosecond range, an irradia-tion >1012 W/cm2 is incident on the workpiece with the potential to generate ionizing radiation. This article deals with the x-ray emissions recorded during laser turning operations and the corresponding safety measures.
You can read the full article here: PhotonicsViewsVolume 20, Issue 1 - X-ray emissions during laser machining of cylindrical micro-components