25 February 2002 Novel ultrashort-pulse fiber lasers and their applications
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Proceedings Volume 4426, Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication; (2002) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.456810
Event: Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Micromachining, 2001, Singapore, Singapore
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.
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Heinrich Endert, Heinrich Endert, Almantas Galvanauskes, Almantas Galvanauskes, Gregg Douglas Sucha, Gregg Douglas Sucha, Rajesh S. Patel, Rajesh S. Patel, } "Novel ultrashort-pulse fiber lasers and their applications", Proc. SPIE 4426, Second International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (25 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.456810; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.456810
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