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High-Power Ultrafast LaSErs using Tapered Double-Clad Fibre

Objective

A world record power 2.5kW laser providing from picosecond down to femtoseconds pulses at repetition rates up to 1GHz with excellent beam quality will be developed and brought to the market at highly competitive costs enabling widespread industrial uptake. By harnessing the unique characteristics of patent protected tapered double-clad fiber amplifiers power-scaled multichannel laser, unparalleled high-power beam qualities, M2<1.1 and pulse energies 2.5-250µJ will be achieved. Using the state-of-the-art highly stable laser diodes as seed lasers allowing parameter flexibility by ultrafast electrical control of pulse duration and repetition rate will a broad range of high-power laser processing application requirements to be met. An extremely stable advanced all-fiber based configuration allow development of a compact ultrashort pulse laser system. A newly-designed delivery fiber utilising cutting-edge technology of high purity glass material fabrication will be used to capable of handling the very high power ultra-short pulses, preserving beam quality over several meters distance. Pioneering technology based on 3D nano-imprint lithography will be exploited to produce coherent beam combining optics and fiber-facet-integrated micro-lenses for advanced beam shaping elements to elongate voxels. Together these will provide laser pulse delivery via patented polygon scanner technology capable of handling high-power pulses at speeds of up to 1.5 km/s. These will enable demonstration in automotive and renewable energy sectors of ultrafast 3D ablation, low-thermal welding of dissimilar metals and faster cost-effective cutting of ultra-hard materials. Exploitation in the form of high-power laser processing systems will immediately follow, benefitting from the unmatched performance data and detailed cost benefit and investment case analysis performed.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-2
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Coordinator

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Finland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 811 892,10

Participants (12)

ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 594 185,26
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AMPLICONYX OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 1 118 130,96
Address
Lautakatonkatu 18
33580 Tampere
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LUNOVU GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 563 634,34
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
52134 Herzogenrath
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOTYPOS OE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 117 117,56
Address
Vepe Technopoli Thessaloniki Building C2
55535 Pylea Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 250 097,49
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
PRIME LASER TECHNOLOGY ILIAKA SYSTIMATA THERMANSI ANONIMI VIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 165 918,34
Address
Viopa Kerateas A1
19001 Keratea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 001,45
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
MODUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 708,76
Address
7-11 Melville Street
EH3 7PE Edinburgh
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOCHSCHULE MITTWEIDA (FH)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 287,11
Address
Technikumplatz 17
09648 Mittweida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ONOSTAMPI SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 240 825,58
Address
Via Piave 49
21020 Bardello Va
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERAM OPTEC SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 253 408,55
Address
Skanstes Iela 7 K-1
1013 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TEM MESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Grosser Hillen 38
30559 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)