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Ultrafast and precision processing of glass by selective absorption of fiber-laser pulse into femtosecond-laser-induced filament
Author(s): Yusuke Ito; Reina Yoshizaki; Akihiro Shibata; Ikuo Nagasawa; Keisuke Nagato; Naohiko Sugita
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Paper Abstract

The extreme intensity of femtosecond laser pulses can enable microfabrication in glass. However, conventional femtosecond laser based glass processing has two severe limitations, viz., a low processing speed and the generation of damage during processing. To create a hole with a diameter of 10 m and a depth of over 100 μm using the conventional method, hundreds of pulses must be focused on a single spot because the volume removed by a single femtosecond laser pulse is too small. Furthermore, whenever a laser pulse is focused on the target surface, a strong stress wave is generated, thereby hindering precision. We have resolved these issues by coaxially focusing a single femtosecond laser pulse and a fiber laser pulse having a wavelength that is transparent to glass. A hole with a diameter of 10 μm and a depth of 133 μm was created in 40 μs, which indicates that the processing speed was over 5000 times faster than that of a conventional femtosecond laser. Moreover, the damage generated was considerably eliminated in comparison with the conventional method, and precision processing was achieved. The results of this study will help expand the industrial applications of femtosecond laser processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 March 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11267, Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXV, 112670W (2 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544513
Show Author Affiliations
Yusuke Ito, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Reina Yoshizaki, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Akihiro Shibata, AGC Inc. (Japan)
Ikuo Nagasawa, AGC Inc. (Japan)
Keisuke Nagato, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Naohiko Sugita, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11267:
Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXV
Gediminas Račiukaitis; Carlos Molpeceres; Jie Qiao; Aiko Narazaki, Editor(s)

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