• 13:30-13:55
  • Brabantzaal

Ultrafast lasers for advanced applications; High power femtosecond lasers, Spatial Light Modulation and transparent material processing

  • Ir. Xavier Wolters
  • Amplitude Systemes

The precision needed nowadays, exceeds the limits of what can be achieved with traditional manufacturing methods, hence the rise of femtosecond laser applications.
New industrial solutions that benefit from the advantage of femtosecond lasers, such as the ability to induce absorption in any, even transparent, material while precisely controlling the heat affected zone, are discovered every day.
Three related advanced femtosecond laser topics will be discussed: the technological development of high power femtosecond lasers and its potential applications; Spatial Light modulator that allows modifying the beam profile in any shape for advanced processing and high throughput; and the processing of transparent materials.