04081653 is referenced by 52 patents and cites 6 patents.

Selected portions of a thin film coating of metal are removed from an insulative substrate by directing a coherent beam of light energy from a laser at the coating, to heat the coating and cause the evaporation and entrapment of the substrate material at the coating-substrate interface. A positive pressure builds up at the interface resulting in an explosion which removes the coating material.

Title
Removal of thin films from substrates by laser induced explosion
Application Number
5/754293
Publication Number
4081653
Application Date
December 27, 1976
Publication Date
March 28, 1978
Inventor
Vincent Joseph Zaleckas
Union
NJ, US
Jackson Chik Yun Koo
Sau Paulo
BR
Agent
D J Kirk
Assignee
Western Electric Co
NY, US
IPC
B05D 3/06
B23K 26/00
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