Article provided by: Laserod Technologies, LLC
Precision and accuracy are key in the world of high technology. Femtosecond laser drilling offers superior control for optimal performance in manufacturing across a variety of industries. Researchers benefit from Laserod products as well.
What is a solid-state laser?
Slid state lasers use a gain medium that is solid instead of liquid. They typically use a minority ion in a solid-state host. The host is usually a single crystal with at most 1% of a different ion.
These lasers have an incredibly small cut width. YAG and Excimer lasers cut down to 1.06 and .248 microns respectively. Further accuracy is achieved using femtosecond or picosecond lasers, named for their pulse rate.
When is a femtosecond laser necessary?
A femtosecond laser can ablate almost any solid with almost no heat effects. They are used for multiphoton absorption, microscopy and diagnostics, terahertz generation, and waveguide production in telecommunications equipment.
The precision is often necessary when working with mission-critical components. Pulse durations as short as 10e-5 seconds give ultimate control over production.
How accurate are femtosecond lasers?
With a pulse rate that is 100-trillionth the time it takes for the average human to blink once, these lasers are worth the cost for research and high-technology manufacturing. These lasers are incredibly accurate.
Tests of femtosecond lasers reported results within 20 microns of the intended result in over 87% of tests. This was 13% better than when using a 30-KHZ laser.
Applications for Femtosecond Laser
Femtosecond lasers are useful in numerous circumstances. They can measure atoms and molecules or engineer products. They are particularly useful when heat damage is not wanted.
Companies save time and money when producing electronics, medical devices such as stents, and working with plastic. The FDA approved femtosecond lasers for medical devices in 2001 and manufacturers use them for micro-hole drilling and cutting.
Wafer resizing and coring
One of the bulwarks of the use of this type of laser is wafer resizing and coring. Patterning medical, semiconductor, display, and microelectronics parts is possible with this system. Laserod lasers help machine parts for the South Pole telescope and continue to resize sensitive components.
Cutting thin materials to a specific requirement is one of the major reasons manufacturers purchase these lasers. With over 20 years in the field, they have proven their worth and resilience in high-volume situations.
Which companies use femtosecond lasers?
These lasers are growing in popularity, especially as the seize of technologies shrinks and surgical techniques improve. The demand for femtosecond precision rose 6% in 2020.
Companies and organizations using Laserod products include Stanford, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, IBM, Lockheed, and Raytheon. Academia and industry use these lasers in many types of applications.
Where can I find femtosecond lasers?
When drilling with a fiber laser, you can achieve great precision. A femtosecond laser which pulses incredibly fast gives you even greater control in production. When you need precision and accuracy, Laserod provides.
Get in touch with us today to find out more about how solid-state femtosecond laser drilling or picosecond laser drilling can help you at 1-888-991-9916.
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