For component processing, a basic distinction can be made between two deflection techniques:
The component to be treated and the energy transmission field are arranged fixed to each other, but a power control of the beam takes place as a function of the process time. Since the necessary beam interactions times are generally very short, a flash-like treatment (flash) or technique is used.
The component to be treated and / or the energy transmission field move relative to one another. The treatment of a defined surface section runs within a short period of time (depending on the relative speed and the extent of the energy transfer field). However, since the beam power is kept constant over the process time, this type of process control is referred to as a continuous interaction (CI) technique due to continuous beam interaction.