Processes and strategies for solid state Q-switch laser marking of polymers

Johan Bosman

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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The overview of all laser marking processes for a wide range of materials shows the versatile aspect of laser technology. The statement that all materials can be written by laser is temping but not correct. The writing of liquids and gasses is possible but not practical. The overview of processes for laser marking is therefore a practical guide for the use of laser marking. Flexibility and a readable contrast are the key items for the application of laser marking. The low thermal conductivity and high transparency of polymers makes the laser the best tool to get energy into a volume of a polymer. By using different wavelengths this absorption is selective. This enables selective bleaching of pigments for full colour laser marking.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Meijer, Johannes, Supervisor
Award date26 Oct 2007
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-2346-2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • IR-58020


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