Laser recovery of machining damage under curved silicon surface

Jiwang Yan, Fuminori Kobayashi

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Nano-second pulsed laser irradiation was used to recover machining-induced damage under curved surfaces of single-crystal silicon. Microstructural changes of silicon due to laser irradiation were characterized by cross-sectional transmission electron microscopy and laser micro-Raman spectroscopy. The recoverable damage depth was predicted by finite element modeling of laser-induced temperature change in the workpiece material. Slanted irradiation experiments were performed and the critical surface inclination angle for complete recovery was experimentally obtained. The results demonstrate that atomic-level subsurface integrity and nanometric surface roughness can be achieved on large-curvature silicon surfaces, such as the surfaces of toroidally shaped wafer edges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-202
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 26


  • Laser recovery
  • Single crystal
  • Surface integrity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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