This project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825246

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Research within kW-flexiburst

The research within the project is split into 5 workpackages.  As we progress through the project, results will be made available here.

WP1 - Gigapico Frontend Systems

Lead by UBx, the overall aim of WP1 is to develop an innovative front-end delivering bursts of picosecond pulses at a tunable GHz repetition rate with moderate power to be further amplified up to the kW level in WP2 and WP3.

WP2 - Development of Amplifier Section to Boost Seed Front End

Lead by SPR, the overall aim of WP2 is to develop the main amplifier section seeded by the output of an oscillator front end. As input seed source both the seed oscillator developed in WP1 and Spectra-Physics own seed oscillator will be investigated.

WP3 - Implementation of a Thin-Disk Multipass Booster Delivering 1 kW of Output Power

The overall aim of WP3, lead by USTUTT, is to implement a thin-disk multipass booster delivering an average output of power of up to 1 kW.

WP4 - Demonstrator System Optimisation, Infrastructure, Safety & Control

Lead by GFH, the overall aim of WP4 is the provision of demonstrator systems for the utilisation of the high-power USP laser source in industrial applications.

WP5 - Demonstration of the kW-flexiburst Laser in Relevant Applications

The overall aim of WP5, which is lead by DG, is to demonstrate and evaluate the potential of the kW-flexiburst USP laser in different industrial applications with respect to volume ablation rate (throughput in mm3/min, m2/h or holes/min), precision of topology and avoidance of debris, burrs and molten zones.