A special simulation tool includes thermal effects for the optimization of ultrafast laser applications in material processing
A new generation of ultrafast lasers with high average powers and high repetition rates is coming to the market. Those systems in principle bring together high precision processing and high throughput. But with high average power thermal effects show up the demand for a careful process planning. A new simulation tool from Fraunhofer ILT incorporates such effects and allows for precise process optimization even at high average laser power.