18th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication

APPOLO will take part of LPM2017, the 18th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, to be held in Toyama International Conference Center, Toyama (Japan) on June 5 - 8, 2017, with a special session entitled "Optimisation of laser ablation processes using ultrashort pulse lasers".

Gediminas Raciukaitis (Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC), Lithuania), and Beat Neuenschwander (Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), Switzerland), will explain how, nowadays, industrial ready ultrashort pulsed laser systems are available but the photon energy of picosecond or femtoseconds lasers is still expensive, and therefore its efficient utilisation is a key factor for a wider spread of ultrashort pulsed lasers in real industrial applications. There are few opportunities for efficient processes under investigation as e.g. burst mode processing, multi-wavelength or multi-spot processing, or optimisation of laser fluence, scanning speed and pulse repetition rate to properties of the particular material, etc. The newest results of those processes and also new approaches will be presented and discussed in the special session, including opinion and experience from industry.