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Industrial applications of ultrafast laser processing

Mottay, Eric; Liu, Xinbing; Zhang, Haibin; Mazur, Eric; Sanatinia, Reza; Pfleging, Wilhelm

Abstract (englisch): Industrial ultrafast lasers are a key component of many new industrial manufacturing processes. The virtually athermal nature of the laser–matter interaction process enables high-quality material processing for many different materials with feature size reaching into the nanometer scale. Advances in laser average power and beam-delivery technology have significantly improved the throughput and productivity of real-life industrial and medical applications. In this article, we present key examples of laser processing, including drilling, cutting, and surface processing. In particular, we describe how ultrafast lasers can improve vision in patients, extend battery lifetime, improve the efficiency of solar cells and infrared detectors, or be applied in the printing or microelectronics industries. These examples demonstrate how further developments rely on a combination of laser technology, beam handling and delivery, and laser–matter interaction processes.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien - Angewandte Werkstoffphysik (IAM-AWP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2016.275
ISSN: 0883-7694, 1938-1425
KITopen ID: 1000063186
HGF-Programm 37.01.02; LK 01
Erschienen in MRS bulletin
Band 41
Heft 12
Seiten 984-992
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