Originally published in German in Photonik 1/2008, this article on ultrashort pulse laser micromachining appeared in Laser (Europe) as was written by our Director of Operations in Europe, Dr. Hans-Erik Swoboda
The ultrashort pulses from femtosecond lasers allow precise material processing and thus show great potential in the field of micro- and nano-processing. In the past, however, the rather low average power and low repetition rate of these lasers have hindered many commercial applications. First results from the application laboratory demonstrate that fs-lasers based on fibre technology are promising alternatives.
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