About this Research Topic
Ultrafast laser-based material processing has evolved significantly in the last decade. In ultrafast laser manufacturing, tightly focused femtosecond or picosecond pulses are delivered to generate a precise modification of materials. There have been many advances in the manufacturing world using ultrafast lasers since CO2 lasers were used for laser cutting. The current state of the art lasers have precise processing capability and multiple applications. Specific examples include generation of 0.1-1-micron resolution in laser processing, laser ablation of materials used for ink synthesis and additive manufacturing, use of nonlinearity of the ultrafast laser for a wide array of photo modification of materials, laser processing advances in photonics, flexible electronics, and mechanical technologies and use of ultrafast lasers for creating sensors under harsh environment.
In this Research Topic, we would like to create a repository of all the work done in using ultrafast lasers in Advance manufacturing. We seek publications to highlight the recent progress in both research and development trend and industry product implementation prospects, challenges, and opportunities ahead. Especially the new application demand and requirements of ultrafast lasers in Advance manufacturing. In this Research Topic we welcome the contributions in the following areas:
• Ultrafast laser interaction with manufacturing materials
• Additive manufacturing using ultrafast laser systems
• Ultrafast laser ablation of materials
• Ultrafast laser applications in ink synthesis
• Ultrafast laser writing in photonic materials
• Ultrafast lasers for creating sensors under harsh environment
• Generation of inflexible and electronic circuits
• Ultrafast laser interaction with semiconductor devices
• Application of ultrafast lasers in biomedical sensors
• Femtosecond laser three-dimensional micro and nanofabrication
• Industrial fiber and semiconductor laser development for material processing.
Topic Editor Sandra Bruce is a founder and an owner of the company Surge Photonics LLC. Dr. Bruce is also a part time employee of, an independent consultant for, National Energetics, Inc. All other Topic Editors declare no competing interests with regards to the Research Topic subject.
Keywords: Laser ablation, Waveguides, Femtosecond inscription, LAM ink synthesis, Waveguide inscription, Femtosecond surgery
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