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Cumulative damage effects in different machining strategies for 2.5D laser micro structuring of polyimide
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Paper Abstract

Polymers play an important role in many applications such as microelectronics and medical devices. Micro-channels and shaped holes can be produced by 2.5D micro-structuring with excimer laser sources using mask projection. The industrial cost associated with these processes can be greatly reduced by the use of solid-state lasers due to their lower cost and maintenance. For this purpose, we investigate the interaction of polyimide (Kapton) with solid-state lasers emitting in the UV (266 & 355 nm) spectral range. The study presents a comparison of the ablation profiles obtained for different laser sources and these are discussed in term of roughness and efficiency. Limitations on the actual motion system (scan-head) are evident and the need to control the material removed by a small Gaussian beam in terms of overlapping for the direct writing process will be highlighted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 June 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5827, Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering, (8 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605153
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D. Ilie, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
C. Mullan, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
Sebastian Favre, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
Gerared M. O'Connor, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
Thomas J. Glynn, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5827:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Photonic Engineering
Thomas J. Glynn; John T. Sheridan; Brian W. Bowe; Ronan F. O'Dowd; Gerard M. O'Connor; Aidan J.H. Flanagan; Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Gerald Byrne; Jonathan Magee, Editor(s)

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