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

Advanced Manufacturing Processes Laboratory

Laser Micro-Machining System

Continuum Surelite EX

  • Flash-lamp pumped Nd-YAG laser operating at its fundamental wavelength of 1064 nm
  • Harmonics has a pulse duration of 6-8 ns and a maximum pulse energy of 0.7 J
  • Beam has a flat-top profile and can be operated at a maximum pulse repetition rate of 10 Hz
  • Due to the high pulse intensity, the laser beam after being focused can ionize any medium into an optically opaque plasma
  • Can send pressure waves into a material