OTHER FACILITIES | ULAMP | TECHNICAL FEATURES
- Laser outline (click to see)
- The Ti: Sapphire oscillator (SpectraPhysics Mai Tai) emits pulses with a temporal duration of around 100 femtoseconds and with a central wavelength of around 800 nanometers. Its pumping laser is a Spectra-Physics Milennia (CW 532nm). The repetition rate is 84 MHz, and the average power is >400mW.
- The Ti: Sapphire regenerative amplifier is pumped by an Empower 30 (pulsed laser at 532 nm) at 1 kHz. The total energy per shot is 5 mJ once compressed, and the duration is below 120 femtoseconds.
- A final single-pass Ti: Sapphire amplifier is pumped by an Empower 45 (Neodymium doubled to green) at 1 kHz. The total energy per shot is 7 mJ once compressed, and the duration is below 120 femtoseconds.
- ULAMP Laboratories' Layout (click to see)
- ULAMP Experimental workstations:
Workstation 01.- High Precision Processing
The optical table (1800x900mm) is as close as possible to the laser room to avoid beam instabilities. There are two micropositioning systems formed each other by a three axes (XYZ) stage connected to a programmable multi-axis controlled by a mechanical shutter and by an optical attenuator respectively. An auxiliary imaging system allows the positioning of the beam laser in the selected target area and allows the control in realtime of the sample processing. Furthermore, there is another micro positioning system with galvanometer scanners for the best laser beam control, faster processing, and greater reproductivity approaching the industrial environment.
Workstation 02.- Trepanning and automatization processes
It is an isolated room with a robust optical table. The setup has been designed to operate with samples of larger dimensions and to produce larger scale microstructures (10-100 um). In the trepanning system, the laser beam is deflected by rotating optical wedges that cause the beam to impinge on the sample at controlled angles and perform a circular trajectory. In that way, circular structures can be produced with controlled conicity and dimension.
Workstation 03. – General purposes
This is a very versatile experimental area with a big optical table (1000x1500mm) for other processing works as single-shot for LITD applications, micromachining with laser filamentation, or other more basic types of processing.
Workstation 04.- CO2 Laser Processing
It is independent of the high repetition rate Spitfire system as it includes a CO2 laser system connected to a galvanometer and its sample positioning station. This system is ideal for the processing of plastic and other materials with low laser damage thresholds and high absorption at 10 um.