ISSN 0021-3454 (print version)
ISSN 2500-0381 (online version)

vol 60 / AUGUST, 2017

DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2016-59-3-243-248

UDC 53.06


V. P. Veiko
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; Department Head

G. V. Odintsova
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; scientific researcher

E. V. Gorbunova
ITMO University; staff scientist

Y. M. Andreeva
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; student

Y. Y. Karlagina
ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, 197101, Russian Federation; student

V. V. Romanov
ITMO University, Department of Laser Technology and Instrumentation; Engineer

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Abstract. Laser-induced coloration of titanium due to its surface oxidation under exposure to nanosecond pulses from 1.06 μm fiber ytterbium laser is proposed. Various colors on the titanium surface may be formed by variation of laser irradiation regimes (e. g., changing overlapping), the irradiated surface color is a function of viewing angle. Presented results of spectrophotometric study of processed samples demonstrate dependence of colorimetric characteristics of the surface on laser pulse parameters and on the radiation incidence angle. Increase in the light incidence angle is found to retain the spectrum appearance but causes a parallel shift of the spectral distribution to ultraviolet region. The proposed method of oxide films formation may find an application in industry to create images of controllable color on titanium surface.
Keywords: colored laser marking, oxide film, spectrophotometry, titanium, fiber laser

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