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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12546–12551

Micromachining with a 50 W, 50 µJ, sub-picosecond fiber laser system

Lawrence Shah, Martin E. Fermann, Jay W. Dawson, and Christopher P. J. Barty  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12546-12551 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.012546


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Abstract

A 50 W sub-picosecond fiber chirped pulse amplification system generating 50 µJ pulses at a repetition rate of 1 MHz is demonstrated. As required for precision high speed micro-machining, this system has a practical system configuration enabled by the fiber stretcher and 1780 l/mm dielectric diffraction grating compressor and is capable of ablation rates >0.17 mm3/s metal, ceramic, and glass.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 3, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

Citation
Lawrence Shah, Martin E. Fermann, Jay W. Dawson, and Christopher P. J. Barty, "Micromachining with a 50 W, 50 μJ, subpicosecond fiber laser system," Opt. Express 14, 12546-12551 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-25-12546


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