Vladimir S Kondratenko: Method of splitting non-metallic materials. Fonon Technology, Darby & Darby, March 11, 1997: US05609284 (119 worldwide citation)

A method of cutting non-metallic materials, specifically glass, resides in the heating of the material by an incident beam of radiation being effected to a temperature short of its softening point, with the rate of relative displacement of the beam and of the material, and the region of the heated z ...