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HIgh throughPut LasER processing of DIamond and Silicon

Objective

Driven by the end-users requirements and needs, the main objective of the HIPERDIAS project is to demonstrate high
throughput laser-based manufacturing using high-power, high-repetition rate sub-1ps laser. Although the laser system to be
developed within HIPERDIAS can address other material processing applications, the focus here will be 3D structuring of
silicon at high-speed, precision processing of diamond material and fine cutting of metal for the watch and the medical
industry. Chirped Pulse Amplification (CPA) approach based on highly efficient compressors gratings will be implemented in
order to minimize the overall losses of the laser system. The final targets of the project are to demonstrate:
- a 10-times increase of ablation rate and productivity of large area 3D-structuring of silicon
- a 10 times increase of speed in fine cutting metals
- an increase of process speed (6-10 times) at a low processing tools cost of diamond machining
Therefore, the laser parameters, as well as the beam shaping, beam guiding (based on Kagomé fibers) and machine
systems will be developed and optimized to fulfill the above manufacturing targets. The laser architecture will be based on
fully passive amplifier stages combining hybrid (fiber-bulk) amplifier and thin-disk multipass amplifiers to achieve sub-500fs
at an average output power of 500W and sub-1ps at an average output of 1kW, at a repetition rate of 1-2 MHz. Furthermore,
second harmonic generation (SHG, 515 nm) and third harmonic generation (THG, 343 nm) will be implemented to allow
processing investigation at these wavelengths. At 515 nm (respectively 343 nm) an average power of >=250W (respectively
>=100W) shall be demonstrated.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 909 187,50

Participants (10)

AMPLITUDE
France
EU contribution
€ 555 750
Address
Avenue De Canteranne 11 Bat Meropa 6 Alee Des Lumieres Cite De La Photonique
33600 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CLASS 4 LASER PROFESSIONALS AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 43
3400 Burgdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE MIKRO UND OPTOELEKTRONIK MIT BESCHRANKTERHAFTUNG AMO GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 742,50
Address
Otto Blumenthal Strasse
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Other
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 499 002,50
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE LIMOGES
France
EU contribution
€ 299 500
Address
François Mitterrand 33
87032 Limoges
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 441 750
Address
Rue Louis Plescia 31
4102 Seraing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GLOPHOTONICS
France
EU contribution
€ 289 750
Address
123 Avenue Albert Thomas Bat L
87100 Limoges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ELEMENT SIX LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 132 250
Address
Shannon Airport
Shannon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KITE INNOVATION (EUROPE) LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 57 556,25
Address
3M Buckley Innovation Centre
HD1 3BD Huddersfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 83 818,75
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations