In case you don’t know it yet, the word laser is actually an acronym which means Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is known as such because laser cutting in Ontario is essentially all about the principles of amplification and stimulation. Spontaneous emission plus stimulated emission is both employed to generate a very intense beam of light that’s used to cut various materials. Let’s consider each of these principles that brought laser beam generation into life, which helps a lot of industries in achieving better results.
During this process, the laser resonator containing a laser medium, which can either be a CO2 or Nd:YAG, receives and absorbs the energy coming from an external source like an electrical arc. The absorbed energy is what causing the atom’s electrons to jump to a greater level before returning back to its ground state. As this process happens, a photon of light is emitted.
The photon of light mentioned above travels within the laser medium, contained in the laser resonator with two mirrors. One of the mirrors is reflective which enables the photons to keep on traveling the medium. This causes the propagation of stimulated emissions of light. The other mirror is only partially transmissive which is necessary to let some photons escape the medium. This process of stimulated emission amplifies the strength and intensity of the beam being produced which also causes the amplification of light. Once the beam is generated, it enters the cutting head of the laser machine, directed by the mirrors into the focusing lens. And the result is a precise cut that laser cutting in Ontario provides.
So, if you come to think of it, light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation is a straightforward process of generating light beams at very high intensity and strength, making laser cutting in Ontario a very powerful fabrication technology.