Laser Micromachining of Transparent Dielectrics – Glass and Quartz Using Nano Short Pulsed Nd: YVO4 Laser Harmonics

By Shiva Gadag, Radovan  Kovacevic and Nilesh  Ramani Introduction: Glass, Quartz, and Silicon are made out of sand grains consisting of Silica, SiO2. Silicon and Glass are two basic building blocks which go hand-in-hand in the fabrication of optoelectronics and microelectronics device for MEMS and Biomedical microdevice applications such as charge coupled device, lab-on-a-chip, microsensors, […]

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Laser Micromachining RF Antennas for Contactless Payments

By Debbie Sniderman Contactless methods are next in the evolution of consumer payment options. Physical contact was needed to integrate payment cards with point-of-sale terminals using magnetic stripes or chips. The faster tap-and-go contactless interactions using Radio Frequency (RF) communication and inductive coupling with a card reader are becoming more widespread. They’re more convenient, more […]

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Clark-MXR, Inc. – July’s Featured Corporate Member

An industry leader in Ultrashort Pulse laser based micromachining and the production of ultrafast lasers and laser-based solutions for scientific research and industrial applications, Clark-MXR, Inc. is known for offering unparalleled contract manufacturing services and easy-to-use laser products at a low cost of ownership. Located in Dexter, Michigan, Clark-MXR, Inc. serves customers from universities, laboratories […]

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Micromachining Sapphire

UV Nanosecond Lasers Enable Finer Detail By Jan-Willem Pieterse CO2 lasers have long been the laser of choice for processing applications due to their power/cost ratio. CO2 lasers in sapphire create a classic melt pool, which can be blown out to achieve a full cut. However, the cut is often too crude for semiconductor applications. […]

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