Ultrafast Lasers: Few-cycle ultrafast laser system demonstrates an average power of 318 W
Laser Focus World
A ytterbium-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier and thirtyfold compression by a gas-filled hollow-core fiber generate three-optical-cycle (10 fs) pulses, adding up to 318 W average power.
Faster CFRP component manufacturing with ultrashort pulsed laser
Carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) are one of the most versatile composite construction materials. They combine the positive mechanical properties of their constituent parts.
Precision laser drilling helps filter microplastics from water
A project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is employing laser drilling technology developed by Fraunhofer ILT as part of its efforts to filter microplastics from waste water.