Femtosecond laser micro-fabrication set

Femtosecond laser micro-fabrication set

Sukurta: 21 November 2018
Unit: Faculty of Physics
Keywords: Laser micro-fabrication, femtosecond laser, Pharos, Aerotech, metal microfabrication, glass microfabrication, semiconductor microfabrication
Responsible person: Prof. Valdas Sirutkaitis, tel.+370 5 236 6005, Dr. Domas Paipulas, tel. +370 5 264 9622,

Set is suitable for precise microfabrication of various materials: metals, glasses, semiconductors.

The set consists of a Pharos femtosecond laser, a large motion five-coordinate precision positioning module Aerotech with autofocus and control systems and a set of diagnostic equipment.
Properties of the laser: central wavelength is 1030 nm. The integrated harmonic module provides:
515 nm (maximum second harmonic conversion efficiency is 59 %);
343 nm (maximum third harmonic conversion efficiency is 29 %);
257 nm (maximum fourth harmonic conversion efficiency is 5 %).
Maximum average power is P = 20 W.
Pulse energy Eimp>400 μJ at 1-5 kHz frequency range. Pulse duration is τ < 300 fs.
Beam quality: M2 < 1.3.
Beam ellipticity > 0.99. (0.99 at P = 1 W and 610kHz).

Aerotech positioning module. The system is assembled on a granitic plate with control electronics and appropriate software. Technical positioning parameters:
1) X axis (ABL1500WB): maximum motion is 300 mm, speed 2 m/s.
2) Y axis (ABL1500): maximum motion is 300 mm, speed 2 m/s.
3) Z axis (ABL15020): maximum motion 200 mm, speed 2 m/s, accuracy ± 0.5 μm.
Technical parameters of rotating axes (ANT130-R):
1) Diameter of the rotating part is 125 mm, accuracy ± 3 arc sec, resolution 0.9 μrad.
2) Diameter of the rotating part is 120 mm, accuracy ± 5 arc sec, resolution 0.01 μrad.
Total motion of rotating axes: ± 360°. The system also has a two-axis beam control system for 1030 nm wavelength radiation with 10 m /s positioning speed and 1.5 m/s marking speed. There is also an integrated focal tracking system and a computer with installed software for the management of 2-axes beam control and 5-axes sample positioning systems.