Precision micromachining using ultrafast lasers is an advanced manufacturing technique that utilizes ultrashort laser pulses to create intricate and precise structures on a microscopic scale. This process offers exceptional precision, high-quality surface finish, and the ability to work with a wide range of materials. Implementing beam-shaping techniques further enhances the performance and capabilities of precision micromachining.
The process of precision micromachining begins with the generation of ultrashort laser pulses, typically in the femtosecond or picosecond range. These pulses have extremely high peak powers, allowing for precise material removal with minimal thermal damage. The laser pulses are directed onto the target material, and their high intensity causes rapid and localized ablation or material removal.