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1. (WO2001032571) LASER DRIVEN GLASS CUT-INITIATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/032571    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/029279
Publication Date: Fri May 11 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: C03B 33/09
Applicants: P.T.G. PRECISION TECHNOLOGY CENTER LLC
Inventors: NIKITIN, Dmitri
MICHEL, Thomas
Title: LASER DRIVEN GLASS CUT-INITIATION
Abstract:
A method for initiating a fracture of a brittle material along a micro-crack by thermally ablating the surface of the brittle material to form a notch in the brittle material at the desired starting point of fracture.