FemtoLAB Laser workstation for laboratories and R&D centers

FemtoLAB is a femtosecond laser micromachining workstation. A perfect choice for scientific laboratories and R&D centers, requiring custom solutions for various tasks.

Main features

  • Fabrication of complex objects with submicron resolution.
  • High speed and ultra-high precision micromachining.
  • Efficient beam delivery and power control.
  • High-end industrial-grade femtosecond laser.
  • High-performance galvanometer scanners.
  • Object movement and laser pulse synchronization in time and space.
  • Unique software interface controlling all hardware units.

Benefits

  • Custom Build
    Every workstation is built according to the exact results you want to reach
  • Upgradeable
    You can add additional functionalities over time
  • Flexible
    One workstation can be used to make several applications, not just one
  • Full Support
    We will install the workstation at your premises and train your team
  • References
    Our systems are installed in a diverse range of businesses, research universities, and organizations
  • 1 Year Warranty
    And after-warranty service

We deliver a full-service solution

FemtoLAB Customers

FemtoLAB is chosen by the researchers from the world's top universities and R&D centers

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    Tsinghua University

    QS Universities rating: #15

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    Applications:
    • Surface micro and nano structuring
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling
    • Photo-induced etching
    • 3D direct laser writing
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    Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    QS Universities rating: #47

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    Applications:
    • Surface micro and nanostructuring
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling
    • Photo-induced etching
    • 3D direct laser writing
    • Waveguide for quantum computing fabrication (separate system)
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    Tokyo Institute of Technology

    QS Universities rating: #56

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    Applications:
    • 3D direct laser writing – multiphoton polymerization (MPP)
    • Surface micro and nano structuring
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    University of Southampton, UK

    QS Universities rating: #90

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    Applications:
    • Nanogratings witing
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    University of Science and Technology of China

    QS Universities rating: #93

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    Applications:
    • Surface and volume micro and nano structuring
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling, any material
    • Two-photon polymerization
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    Techniche Universitat Berlin

    QS Universities rating: #148

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    Applications:
    • 3D direct laser writing – multiphoton polymerization (MPP)
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    Texas A&M University

    QS Universities rating: #169

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    Applications:
    • Surface micro and nano structuring
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling
    • Photo-induced etching
    • 3D direct laser writing
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    Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

    QS Universities rating: #172

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    Applications:
    • Two-photon polymerization
    • 3D direct laser writing
    • Surface micro- and nano-structuring
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling any material
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    Wuhan University

    QS Universities rating: #246

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    Applications:
    • 3D direct laser writing
    • Selective laser ablation
    • Micro cutting and drilling, any material
    • Surface micro and nano structuring
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    Politechnico di Torino, Italy

    QS Universities rating: #308

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    Applications:
    • FBG writing
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    Xi’an Technological University
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    Applications:
    • MEMS applications
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    Swinburne University of Technology

    QS Universities rating: #372

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    Applications:
    • SERS sensors fabrication
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Detailed description

FemtoLAB is a perfect choice for scientific laboratories and R&D centers, requiring custom solutions for various tasks. It is an entire laser laboratory on an optical table – equipped with a high-end industrial-grade femtosecond laser, high accuracy linear positioning stages, high-performance galvanometer scanners, and versatile micromachining software SCA. Our long-term expertise allows optimizing FemtoLAB workstation to save experiment time and facilitate the training of new users. It becomes very important for laboratories with more researchers. FemtoLAB flexibility allows us to expand and upgrade the system when new requirements arise.

Principle configuration

  • Laser source
  • Sample positioning system
  • Beam delivery and scanning unit
  • Laser power and polarization control
  • Software for system control (autofocus and machine vision on request)
  • Sample holders and special mechanics (sample handling automation on request)
  • Optical table
  • Enclosure (full or partial)
  • Dust removal unit
  • The laser system is automated with SCA micromachining software. This software is an essential part of the laser system and is not sold separately.

Technical information

Technical specifications depend on individual requirements and needed tasks to implement. It may vary in the range listed below.

Parameter Value
Pulse duration 40 fs – 10 ps
Repetition rate 1 kHz – 2 MHz (Single-Shot, Pulse-on-Demand, Burst Mode)
Average power Up to 80W
Pulse energy Up to 2 mJ
Wavelength 1030 nm, 515 nm, 343 nm, 257 nm
Positioning accuracy ± 250 nm
Travel range From 25×25 mm to 500×500 mm (larger on request)

Customer review

  • “After 10 years of experience, working with your femtosecond system, my honest opinion is more than positive and we are satisfied with the product. Compared to other systems, ours “full optional facility” allows us to explore valuable processing on many different materials. This is an added value for the research in IIT!”
    Luigino Criante
    Technology Researcher
    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Genoa, Italy

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References

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  2. Adomavičiūtė; T. Tamulevičius; L. Šimatonis; E. Fataraitė-Urbonienė; E. Stankevičius; S. Tamulevičius, “Microstructuring of electrospun mats employing femtosecond laser”, ISSN 1392–1320 Materials Science (Medžiagotyra), Vol. 21, No. 1. 2015; doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.21.1.10249
  3. Malinauskas; S. Rekštytė; L. Lukoševičius; S. Butkus; E. Balčiūnas; M. Pečiukaitytė; D. Baltriukienė; V. Bukelskienė; A. Butkevičius; P. Kucevičius; V. Rutkūnas; S. Juodkazis, “3D Microporous Scaffolds Manufactured via Combination of Fused Filament Fabrication and Direct Laser Writing Ablation” Micromachines 2014, 5, 839-858; doi:3390/mi5040839
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