Ultrashort Pulse Laser Material Processing

An extension of application variety for ultrashort pulse laser processing of different materials

Authors

  • Jens Bliedtner,

  • Christian Schindler,

  • Michael Seiler,

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    1. Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2, D-07745 Jena, tel.: +49 3641 205749, fax: +49 3641 205868
    • Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Promenade 2, D-07745 Jena, tel.: +49 3641 205749, fax: +49 3641 205868, http://www.ukp-anwendungszentrum.de

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  • Sebastian Wächter,

  • Maria Friedrich,

  • Jan Giesecke


Abstract

The field of ultrashort pulsed lasers has grown dramatically over the past years. Besides many research topics, the industrial application, especially for laser material processing has focused around USP lasers. The success of USP lasers contributes to many economic branches. The advantages ranges from higher output power, shorter pulse duration, innovative amplifier systems to beam guidance. One question remains: Where is the potential for industrial applications of this technology? This article presents the recent research and the derived possible area of application for USP lasers. Our aim is to introduce the huge material spectrum to possible users. Furthermore, the laser application center in Jena, and the scope prospective customers is introduced.

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