An axisymmetric laser beam, moving with constant speed, heats a thin infrared absorbing layer sandwiched between two plastic sheets. We use a simplified theoretical model to study the three-dimensional unsteady temperature field produced by the moving laser beam.
"Three-Dimensional Temperature Distribution Produced by a Moving Laser Beam." J. Appl. Math. 2013 (SI18) 1 - 6, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/649590