Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Laser Surface Texturing System

RAPID Lumera Laser

  • Capable of micro-machining virtually any material

  • High precision control and flexibility

  • Diode pumped Nd:YVO4 picosecond laser

  • 2W average power at 1064 nm

  • Second harmonics at 532 nm

  • High pulse energy - up to 30 µJ

  • High peak power of up to 20 MW

  • Beam quality: M²<1.2

  • Repetition rate: 10 KHz to 500 KHz

5 DOF Positioning System

  • Linear axes resolution of 10nm

  • Rotary axes resolution of 0.0001 degrees