Femtosecond Light Amplifiers in the Megahertz regi.. (FLAME)
Femtosecond Light Amplifiers in the Megahertz regime
Start date: Oct 1, 2012,
End date: Mar 31, 2015
FLAME will leverage a current revolution in ultrafast laser science and lead to the commercial availability of amplified laser systems with significantly higher pulse repetition rates, higher average powers and shorter pulse durations than has been possible up to now. In addition, the project will develop sophisticated ion and electron imaging detectors tailored to the experimental research carried out with the novel laser systems.Work to be performed by the RTD teams will be carried out in three directions:• Development of a high power and high speed extremely short pulse (<10fs) laser source and a tunable visible high power and high speed ultrafast laser source.• Development of dedicated detection instrumentation that maximizes the benefits that can be obtained from working with these laser sourcesThe technology that will be developed in the project offers• One-two orders of magnitude higher repetition rates, one order of magnitude shorter pulse durations and higher average powers than commercially available laser amplifiers, existing fiber lasers or few-cycle oscillators• A multi-dimensional detection apparatus tailored to ultrafast laser pulse characterisation with an improvement in signal quality by an order of magnitudeThe FLAME consortium consists of 4 SME participants and two leading research centers as RTD participants. The SME participants are today already present in the ultrafast market, or as providers of characterization/detection equipment. They are in an excellent position to offer new products shortly after the completion of the project.The path for exploitation of foreground in the FLAME project will follow the model generally leading to wide industrial acceptance of new laser technologies:• Develop a solid technology base from the research carried out in the project• Leverage this technology base for a rapid access to fast growing scientific markets• Build on the relationship with scientific customers to develop new industrial marketsShort term scientific applications include attosecond research and time-resolved spectroscopy, while mid-term industrial applications include materials science and semiconductor metrology.
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