Special Issue "Ultrafast Laser-Based Manufacturing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Ultrafast laser-based material processing or manufacturing has shown promise for many industrial applications. Ultrafast lasers have extremely short pulses but with high peak powers, and allow precise processing of materials at the focal point, minimizing the laser influence on the surrounding area. Thus, with ultrafast lasers, material removal is through vaporization instead of melting, and precise processing becomes possible on a wide range of materials, including metals, ceramics, semiconductors, transparent materials, fiber-reinforced materials, and composite structures. Due to its attractive attributes, ultrafast laser-based manufacturing is being utilized in consumer electronics, photonics, medial, aerospace, and automotive industries. The recent advent of high average power ultrafast lasers has potential to take laser material processing to a new level. Therefore, we are announcing a Special Issue on “Ultrafast Laser-Based Manufacturing” and invite original contributions to capture the current state of research related to material processing and manufacturing technologies. The scope of this issue covers, but is not limited to, understanding, modeling, monitoring, and control of the process, material behaviors during ultrafast laser ablation or refractive index modifications, process condition optimization, surface texturing or functionalization, developments of sensors and devices using ultrafast lasers, product innovations, and applications.
We are pleased to invite you to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue on “Ultrafast Laser-Based Manufacturing” in the form of full research papers, communications, and review articles. We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Martin Byung-Guk Jun
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ultrafast laser
- material processing
- laser-assisted manufacturing
- surface texturing
- refractive index modification