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Ultrafast Bessel beams: advanced tools for laser materials processing

Razvan Stoian EMAIL logo , Manoj K. Bhuyan , Guodong Zhang , Guanghua Cheng , Remy Meyer and Francois Courvoisier
An erratum for this article can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1515/aot-2019-0029

Abstract

Ultrafast Bessel beams demonstrate a significant capacity of structuring transparent materials with a high degree of accuracy and exceptional aspect ratio. The ability to localize energy on the nanometer scale (bypassing the 100-nm milestone) makes them ideal tools for advanced laser nanoscale processing on surfaces and in the bulk. This allows to generate and combine micron and nano-sized features into hybrid structures that show novel functionalities. Their high aspect ratio and the accurate location can equally drive an efficient material modification and processing strategy on large dimensions. We review, here, the main concepts of generating and using Bessel non-diffractive beams and their remarkable features, discuss general characteristics of their interaction with matter in ablation and material modification regimes, and advocate their use for obtaining hybrid micro and nanoscale structures in two and three dimensions (2D and 3D) performing complex functions. High-throughput applications are indicated. The example list ranges from surface nanostructuring and laser cutting to ultrafast laser welding and the fabrication of 3D photonic systems embedded in the volume.

Classification: 42.62.Cf; 79.20.Eb; 81.16.Mk

Acknowledgment

We would like to thank P. K. Velpula, C. D’Amico, L. Rapp, R. Giust, Y. J. Zhang, and G. Martin for their contributions to this work. We acknowledge the Agence Nationale de la Recherche France (projects ANR 2011 BS04010 NanoFlam and ANR 2011 BS09026 SmartLasir) for financial support. We equally acknowledge the support of LABEX MANUTECH-SISE (ANR-10-LABX-0075) of the Université de Lyon, within the program ‘Investissements d’Avenir’ (ANR-11-IDEX-0007). This work has been performed in cooperation with the Labex ACTION program, contract ANR-11-LABX-0001-01, and was partly supported by the French RENATECH network. Research leading to these results has also received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme [ICT 2013.3.2 Photonics] under grant agreement No. 619177 TiSa-TD and from the European Research Council (ERC-CoG-682032-PULSAR). We acknowledge the China Scholarship Council, the National Key Research and Development Program, ‘Laser Manufacturing Technology and Equipment Research on Surfaces of Typical Complicated Components in Aerospace Industry’ (No. 2016YFB1102501), and Key Industrial Innovation Chain of Scientific and Technological Innovation Project of Shaanxi Province, ‘Research and Development of Laser Fine Manufacturing Technology and Equipment for Ultra-hard Materials’ (No. 2016KTZDGY-02-02).

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Received: 2018-01-25
Accepted: 2018-03-25
Published Online: 2018-04-19
Published in Print: 2018-05-24

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