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05 June 2024

The symphony of power, precision, and speed in action: Luxinar’s LXR ultrashort pulse laser platform

Luxinar, a global leader in laser technology, has unveiled the LXR® ultrashort pulse (USP) laser platform, a transformative leap forward in industrial laser processing. The LXR® platform delivers unmatched performance, versatility, and reliability, featuring a significant advancement in burst mode processing.

The maestro of microscopic marvels

The world of miniaturisation thrives on ever-increasing precision. In this intricate dance, ultrafast laser micromachining emerges as a maestro, orchestrating a symphony of power, pulse-to-pulse stability, and pulse duration to create microscopic marvels.

Power: The driving force

Imagine a sculptor wielding a chisel. Power, in the realm of ultrafast laser micromachining, acts like the sculptor's forceful strike. It dictates the amount of material removed with each laser pulse. Higher power allows for faster processing or deeper cuts, crucial for creating intricate micro-channels or drilling sub-micron holes. However, just as a heavy hand can shatter delicate work, excessive power in laser micromachining can lead to unwanted heat damage. Here lies the importance of the following two elements.

Pulse-to-pulse stability: The unsung hero

A sculptor's artistry does not solely rely on brute force. Consistent, controlled strokes are equally vital. This unwavering focus translates to pulse-to-pulse stability in the world of ultrafast lasers. Both short-term and long-term stability play critical roles. Short-term stability minimises power fluctuations within a single pulse train, ensuring each pulse delivers consistent energy. This consistency translates to uniform feature size and depth across the micromachined area. Long-term stability, on the other hand, focuses on maintaining consistent power output over extended periods. Just as a sculptor maintains a steady hand throughout their work, a stable laser guarantees uniform results over the entire process.

The X-factor: Enter the ultrafast pulse

Ultrafast laser micromachining goes beyond traditional tools. It introduces a revolutionary element: pulse duration. Measured in femtoseconds (millionths of a billionth of a second), ultrafast pulses interact with materials on a near-molecular level to minimise heat transfer to the surrounding material. Imagine switching from a chisel to a scalpel. The scalpel's precise cut removes desired material with minimal impact on the surrounding area, allowing for intricate micro-features without damaging delicate structures.

Perfect harmony: Unparalleled control and speed

Power provides the driving force, pulse-to-pulse stability ensures unwavering focus and ultrafast pulse duration acts as the scalpel. This harmonious interplay empowers the LXR® platform to create groundbreaking micro-features with unparalleled control and speed. It pushes the boundaries of miniaturisation, paving the way for advancements in microelectronics, photonics, medical devices, and biosensors.

The LXR® platform: A symphony of innovation

In conclusion, Antonio Raspa, Solid State Laser Product Manager at Luxinar, states, “The LXR® platform represents the culmination of years of dedicated research and development. By combining exceptional power, unwavering stability, and ultrafast pulse technology, we have created a truly groundbreaking solution that empowers manufacturers to redefine what is possible in micromachining.” With the LXR® platform, the symphony of power, precision, and speed is now in action.

Luxinar: A commitment to innovation and customer success

Luxinar has a well-deserved reputation for producing robust and reliable laser sources. The LXR® platform upholds this tradition by ensuring optimal uptime and productivity, backed by Luxinar's exceptional customer support and service.


About Luxinar

At Luxinar, we have a singular focus: developing laser technology to enhance our world.

Like a laser that channels light into a single, powerful beam, we focus on improving the lives of our customers.  This allows us to create solutions to meet every single challenge – from heavy industry to delicate, high precision applications.  We support the laser technologies of yesterday, focus on today’s and pioneer those of tomorrow.

Luxinar has been at the forefront of laser technology for over 25 years and is a leading manufacturer of industrial laser sources.  To date, we have an installed base of over 25000 lasers worldwide in industrial applications environments.

Luxinar Ltd
Meadow Road
Bridgehead Business Park
Kingston Upon Hull
HU13 0DG, UK

Tel.: +44 (0)1482 650088

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