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Novel ultrashort-pulse fiber lasers and their applications
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Paper Abstract

The development of ultrashort pulse laser technology will have a strong impact on the advancement of laser machining. Ultrashort laser pulses can reduce the heat-affected zone and the shock-affected zone, resulting in much cleaner cuts, and therefore higher precision. Also, ultrashort laser pulses have shown remarkable opportunity for processing transparent materials such as glass, fused silica, and sapphire. However, acceptance of ultrafast technology is hindered by the size, cost, and complexity of ultrafast lasers. In this paper, we describe recent progress in fiber- based ultrafast laser technology which promises to be sufficiently compact, rugged, and potentially low-cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4426, Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (25 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456810
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Heinrich Endert, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Almantas Galvanauskes, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Gregg Douglas Sucha, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)
Rajesh S. Patel, IMRA America, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4426:
Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication

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