Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons

Share/Save/Bookmark

Meijer, J. and Du, K. and Gillner, A. and Hoffmann, D. and Masuzawa, T. and Ostendorf, A. and Poprawe, R. and Schulz, W. (2002) Laser Machining by short and ultrashort pulses, state of the art and new opportunities in the age of the photons. CIRP Annals, 51 (2). pp. 531-550. ISSN 0007-8506

[img]PDF
Restricted to UT campus only
: Request a copy
5Mb
Abstract:An overview is given of the applications of short and ultrashort lasers in material processing. Shorter pulses reduce heat-affected damage of the material and opens new ways for nanometer accuracy. Even forty years after the development of the laser there is a lot of effort in developing new and better performing lasers. The driving force is higher accuracy at reasonable cost, which is realised by compact systems delivering short laser pulses of high beam quality. Another trend is the shift towards shorter wavelengths, which are better absorbed by the material and which allows smaller feature sizes to be produced. Examples of new products, which became possible by this technique, are given. The trends in miniaturization as predicted by Moore and Taniguchi are expected to continue over the next decade too thanks to short and ultrashort laser machining techniques. After the age of steam and the age of electricity we have entered the age of photons now.
Item Type:Article
Copyright:© 2002 Elsevier
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/74647
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)61699-0
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 209005