This laboratory is fully equipped to perform femtosecond laser micromachining inside transparent materials or on the surface of any material.
Two femtosecond laser sources are available in this laboratory for the microfabrication activity.
A reconfigurable setup of mirrors allows to steer either one of the two laser beams or their second harmonic, produced using an LBO crystal, to the machining area. Several microscope objectives with numerical apertures from 0.3 to 1.4 are available for focusing the laser beam on the sample.An air-bearing translation system (Aerotech FiberGLIDE 3D) enables three-axis motion of the sample with 50 nm accuracy and with speeds up to 300 mm/s. The stages are computer controlled and programmable to perform complex design microfabrication.