TEA laser


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TEA laser

[‚tē‚ē′ā ′lā·zər]
(optics)
A gas laser in which a glow discharge is maintained without arc formation at atmospheric pressure (which is relatively high for a gas laser) by using a discharge which is transverse rather than parallel to the optic axis. Derived from transversely excited atmospheric pressure laser.
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2] laser cutting and welding, excimer laser drilling, micro-machining and ablation, and TEA laser and traces for medical, electronic or other technology applications.
The first, UltraOptec's laser ultrasonic inspection system (LUIS), developed by the Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) of the National Research Council Canada in Boucherville, Quebec, uses a carbon dioxide TEA laser to generate ultrasound in composites and an excimer laser for metals.