Laser-assisted morphing of complex three dimensional objects

Morphing refers to the smooth transition from a specific shape into another one, in which the initial and final shapes can be significantly different. A typical illustration is to turn a cube into a sphere by continuous change of shape curvatures. Here, we demonstrate a process of laser-induced morphing, driven by surface tension and thermally-controlled viscosity. As a proof-of-concept, we turn 3D glass structures fabricated by a femtosecond laser into other shapes by locally heating up the structure with a feedback-controlled CO2 laser. We further show that this laser morphing process can be accurately modelled and predicted


Published in:
Optics Express, 23, 13, 17355-17366
Year:
2015
Publisher:
Washington, Optical Society of America
ISSN:
1094-4087
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