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Applications for Micro and Nano Material Processing with Lasers

October 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - October 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am UTC+0

Sponsored by


Chair: Jack Gabzdyl, SPI Lasers

Much progress has been made over the past decade in the commercial success of ultrashort pulse lasers (pico and femto) as well as shorter wavelength lasers (green and UV). Fibre laser technology has made these sources more reliable and more cost-effective. At the same time a number of micromachining, surface engineering and cold micro cutting applications are being used in mass production. The global market for ultrashort laser systems significantly exceeds USD 1 Billion and the number of units installed annually is now between 3,000 and 5,000 units per year.

Modern ultrashort pulse lasers have high average power and very high repetition rates, providing unique challenges for beam delivery – to deliver millions of pulses per second over a large area requires very fast and accurate scanning and beam imaging technologies.

Whether in the area of additive or subtractive material processing, systems and source prices are falling rapidly due to overcapacity of manufacture and efficiencies of scale. Simultaneously feature sizes continue to get smaller and are moving from micro to nano scale.

This webinar will bring you up to speed on the latest applications, sources and beam delivery solutions for processing a wide range of materials from metals to ceramics, polymers to glass. The webinar will be delivered using Zoom and delegates unable to attend live will be able to access a video of the sessions after the event. To facilitate concentration and delegate comfort, the webinar is spread over 2 days.



Day 1 – 7 October 2020 13:30 PM – 16:30 PM (BST)  Sponsored by SPI Lasers

Session 1 – 13:30 – 15:00

Welcome  Jack Gabzdyl  SPI Lasers

Ultra fast laser processing of high temperature superconductors  Bill O’Neill  Cambridge University

Multibeam UV picosecond processing of PZT  Dimitris Karnakis  Oxford Lasers

Precision glass welding with hollow-core-fiber delivery of femtosecond laser pulses  Ulf Quentin   TRUMPF



Session 2 15:00 – 16:30  Sponsored by Aerotech

High throughput femtosecond laser processing  Eric Mottay  Amplitude Laser

THz devices: ultra-fast laser micro structuring as enabling technology for their manufacture  Pavel Penchev  University of Birmingham                 

Laser Microprocessing Through 5-Axis Scan Head Coordination with Servo Stages  William Land  Aerotech



Day 2 – 8 October 2020 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (BST) 

Session 3 – 09:30 – 11:10  Sponsored by 3D Micromac

Direct Laser Interference Patterning: new ideas and concepts for high-throughput processing  Andres-Fabian Lasagni   Fraunhofer IWS

Roll-to-roll laser processing of flexible devices  Ronny Neubert 3D-Micromac

High throughput scanning for ultrafast lasers Lars Penning  Next Scan Technology



Session 4 – 11:10 – 12:20  Sponsored by Cailabs

Multi-Plane Light Conversion-based beam shaping for laser microprocessing Pu Jian  Cailabs 

Laser surface engineering for biological applications David Waugh  Coventry University

High throughput, high quality laser engraving  Stephen Dondieu  Heriot Watt University






AILU Member fees:
Complete Webinar (all sessions 7th and 8th October)  60 GBP

Non Member fees
Complete Webinar ( all sessions 7th and 8th October)  90 GBP

Above fees exclude VAT @ 20%


Fee includes access to webinar videos after the event.

For more information please email or phone the AILU office (+44 (0)1235 539595).


See AILU Event Terms and Conditions here.

By registering for this meeting you agree that you are happy for AILU and Sponsors to contact you after the event


October 7, 2020 @ 12:30 pm UTC+0
October 8, 2020 @ 11:30 am UTC+0
Event Category:


SPI Lasers