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Precision drilling of metals and ceramics with short- and ultrashort-pulsed solid state lasers
Author(s): Christian Foehl; Detlef Breitling; Knut Jasper; Joachim Radtke; Friedrich Dausinger
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Paper Abstract

At the end of 1999 a German National Project called PRIMUS was established, the most important aim of which is to analyze the potential advantages of ultrashort pulses in combination with different drilling strategies and to obtain a better understanding of the ablation and drilling processes. This contribution will present the first results of this project. The advantages of short and ultrashort pulses in view of quality and efficiency will be discussed. It will be shown, that the use of suitable drilling technologies, such as e.g. helical drilling, and a specifically designed trepanning optic can significantly increase the quality of holes as well as expand the possible range of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2002
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4426, Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (25 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456897
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Christian Foehl, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Detlef Breitling, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Knut Jasper, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Joachim Radtke, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
Friedrich Dausinger, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)


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

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