This work reports on a new technique allowing random triggering of an ultrafast laser. The resulting timing uncertainty is less than ±25ns, which is negligible for real-world applications, energy stability is <2% rms.
The technique allows using acceleration-ramps of the implemented motion system instead of applying additional override moves or skywriting techniques. This can reduce the processing time by up to 40%.
Results of applying this technique to different processing geometries and strategies will be presented.