Passat’s UV high energy picosecond lasers are used and proposed to be used in many applications. The most important among them are the following [1-5]:
- Photo-mask fabrication and repair, ablation lithography.
- Cutting and drilling thick layers of different materials, especially diamond (jewelery, dies fabrication) ceramics substrates, glass and crystals for mini-lasers.
- Flat panel, OLED and liquid crystal display processing, PV organic solar cell thin-film patterning with high (up to 50-nm) resolution.
- Ultrahigh density 3D storage technology, transparent material modification and hologram recording.
- Precise machining via micro- and nanoimaging, marking, selective surface cleaning.
- Thin-film deposition.
- Non-coherent and coherent EUV emitting sources.
- High accuracy global and local positioning systems, high accuracy navigation.
- Precise eye-safe ranging, terrain profiling and 3D mapping of urban areas, security zone monitoring.
- 3D imaging, fast landing and docking, vehicle collision protection.
- Photo-ionization, LIBS , single and double photon laser induced fluorescence, time resolved spectroscopy.
- Remote sensing of low concentration admixtures especially for distant detection of explosives and nuclear materials traces.
- Turbine blades manufacturing
- Medical applications (stents manufacturing, dermatology, removal the plaques from arteries, etc.)
- Inspection, flow measurement.
- Basic research including Raman and CARS spectroscopies, OPO pumping, white light excitation, SRS and self-focusing in air, demonstrations of non-linear optical effects to students.
1. G.Pasmanik, Stimulated Raman scattering augments DPSS lasers, Laser Focus World, November 1999
2. G.Pasmanik, Pico versus femto in micromachining, Laser Focus World, June 2001
3. G.Pasmanik, Picosecond UV lasers pave the way to new applications, Laser Focus World, April 2008
4. G.Pasmanik, Uses proliferate for high-energy picosecond UV lasers, Laser Focus World, July 2009
5. G. Pasmanik, Materials Processing: Picosecond UV lasers pave the way to new applications, Laser Focurs World, May 2010
6. A. Spiro, M. Lowe, G. Pasmanik Drilling rate of five metals with picosecond laser pulses at 355, 532, and 1064 nm