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