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NEW AMPHOS 300

300W USP Laser for Materials Processing

AMPHOS, technology leader in highpower ultrafast lasers, presents the most powerful ultrafast laser for materials processing at the LASER World of PHOTONICS Show in Munich from June 25-29 2017.

Having an output power of 300W, pulse energy of 1mJ and pulse duration below 1ps the new AMPHOS300 is ideally suited for all kinds of micromachining applications like cutting, drilling and surface structuring.

The compact laser system is extremely flexible: repetition rate from single shot to 40MHz can be used and the pulse duration can be chosen continuously from 1ps to 10ps. Pulse bursts with up to 50 pulses per burst can be set to optimize the process efficiency.

Green output can be achieved using the integrated SHG option that converts the 1030nm output to 515nm with an efficiency of more the 50%.

In combination with optimized processing tools like polygon scanner, multibeam optics and galvo scanners the AMPHOS 300 is the perfect solution for significant increase in productivity.

To learn more about AMPHOS products, stop by during Laser World of Photonics Booth A2.127

 

Aachen, Jun. 21st 2017


 

Studies of ultrafast processes down to the atomic level enabled by AMPHOS Lasertechnology

Amphos GmbH and the laser group of the European XFEL GmbH have successfully joined their expertise in the development of a burst-mode power amplifier as part of a unique laser system for experiments at the European XFEL light source, currently under construction in the Hamburg area, Germany. Following successful prototype development and intense longterm testing for more than one year, the installation and commissioning of the first 5kW sub-picosecond pump amplifier chain, belonging to the pump-probe laser system at the SASE 1 beamline, has started.

The European XFEL GmbH is developing high power burst mode femtosecond pump-probe lasers, based on non-collinear optical parametric amplification (NOPA), to be used for experiments in combination with the facilities x-ray beams. The facility’s ultrashort, high-intensity X-ray laser pulses will enable studies of ultrafast processes in solids, gas-phase, chemical and biomolecular structures, and extreme states of matter down to the atomic level. Its pump-probe lasers will typically activate samples, followed by probing with the X-ray pulses. These laser sources rely on very high burst-power (5kW) and high-energy (50mJ-per-pulse) sub-picosecond pulses at 1-µm wavelength, arranged in low duty cycle bursts at 10-20Hz, to pump the NOPA stages. A key component in achieving the pump-probe laser specifications is therefore this highly specialized pump amplifier.

Amphos GmbH contributed their expertise in design and manufacturing of industrial grade high power laser systems and laser components, based on the slab geometry, such as gain modules, isolators and Pockels-cells. In particular, the proprietary high gain Yb:YAG InnoSlab amplifier technology was the key in achieving the required burst power of >5kW for intra-burst repetition rates of 0.1 - 4.5MHz. The scheme consists of a  400W standard Amphos InnoSlab amplifier followed by the entirely newly developed large aperture double-pass InnoSlab booster amplifier. Seeded by the European XFEL chirped-pulse front-end amplifier, the combination produces highly stable output with nearly diffraction limited beam quality. Industrial grade packaging, manufacturing and testing, together with the integration into the European XFEL control system will provide long term reliable operation and remote monitoring.

Aachen, Dec. 27th 2016


 

Strengthening the connection between CFRP and mechanical inserts using AMPHOS Lasertechnology

AMPHOS, technology leader in high average power ultrafast laser systems has participated improving the mechanical threshold of CFRP and mechanical insert connections used for example for mounting CFRP-components such as an engine hood to a car.

Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) showed that the connection between CFRP and mechanical inserts can be at least doubled. This was achieved by optimizing the inserts geometry and shaping the CFRP before the lamination. The structuring of the CFRP was realized using an ultrashort pulsed laser with a pulseduration below 1ps at repetionrate of several hundred kilohertz and an average output power of 400W.

Examples for potential areas of application for CFRP inserts are the automotive and aviation industry where CFRP is often used because it is much lighter compared to other materials often even improving the mechanical stability. As a result the fuel consumption can be reduced due to less weight.
More details regarding the development and potential application possibilities can be found here:

AMPHOS products are the most powerful (400W and more) ultrafast lasers and amplifiers worldwide. Applications range from scientific research up to industrial applications in micromachining.

 

Aachen, Aug. 24th 2016


 

High Volume-Rate Nano-Particle Generation Using AMPHOS Lasertechnology

AMPHOS has build the world’s most powerful Laser based Nano-Particle-Generator. This System is able to generate several grams of nano particles per hour.

The University Duisburg Essen (UDE) has introduced a Nano-Particle-Generator that is able to produce more than 3g/h. The system consists of a 500W Ultrashort-Pulse Laser and a customized polygon scanning unit. Scanning speed is up to 1.800km/h which is more than 1.5x the speed of sound. Examples for potential areas of application with nano particles are medical technology e.g. with tightly focused application of medical substances or surface coating of implants and the automotive technology e.g. within fuel cells and catalytic converters.

More details regarding the Nano-Particle-Generator and the application possibilities can be found here:

AMPHOS products are the most powerful (400W and more) ultrafast lasers and amplifiers worldwide. Applications range from scientific research up to industrial applications in micromachining.

 

Aachen, Nov. 22th 2015


 

AMPHOS Korean Webpage Launched

AMPHOS, technology leader in high average power ultrafast laser systems has announced that that it has launched a Korean version of their website. It is available at www.amphos.co.kr.


The new website improves the communication to potential and already established Korean customers. AMPHOS aims to provide the best service possible to the fast growing community of companies who are using AMPHOS Lasersystems in their production. With the local sales partner, EUROVISION LASER, AMPHOS can provide a direct and local contact for their customers. EUROVISION LASER is well familiar with AMPHOS products


AMPHOS products are the most powerful (400W and more) ultrafast lasers and amplifiers. Applications range from scientific research up to industrial applications in micromachining.

Aachen, Sept. 14th 2015


 

AMPHOS expansion to North America

AMPHOS, technology leader in high average power ultrafast laser systems has announced that it has established a wholly owned US subsidiary AMPHOS Inc. to strengthen the presence on the North-American markets.

The new subsidiary will be contact point for sales-requests and technical-service for our North American customers. As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mr Alain Bourdon, having long term experience in the Laser market, will lead the U.S office, located at 9 Trinity Drive- West Springfield, MA 01089.

“We are very happy to have Alain Bourdon onboard and benefit from his expertise and long-term experience in the field of high power ultrashort pulse lasers”, says Dr. Claus Schnitzler, Managing Partner of AMPHOS.

AMPHOS products are the most powerful (400W and more) ultrafast lasers and amplifiers. Applications range from scientific research up to industrial applications in micromachining.

 


Aachen, June 10th 2014


 

AMPHOS and Japan Laser Corporation sign Distribution Agreement

AMPHOS GmbH and Japan Laser Corporation (JLC) have entered into a distribution agreement to focus on the distribution of AMPHOS unique high average power ultrafast lasers into the japanese market.

JLC will present AMPHOS products at the following trade shows in April:

  • LASER EXPO 2014 23-25 April 2014
  • Photonix 2014 EXPO & CONFERENCE 16-18 April 2014.

One of the highlighted products is the AMPHOS200, the most powerful and most compact ultrashort pulse lasersystem in the fs/ps regime for industrial applications.

  April 2014


 

AMPHOS receives Founders Award NRW 2013

AMPHOS ausgezeichnet mit dem Gründerpreis NRW

Am 15. November 2013 überreichte Minister Garrelt Duin den 1.Preis des Gründerpreises NRW an AMPHOS.

Der GRÜNDERPREIS NRW zeichnet junge Unternehmen aus, die sich nach einer erfolgreichen Startphase mit ihrem Unternehmen  am Markt etablieren konnten. Wichtigste Maßstäbe für die Bewertung sind der unternehmerische Erfolg und die Kreativität der Geschäftsidee. Zusätzliche Pluspunkte gibt es für eine besondere Unternehmensphilosophie oder auch Ansätze zur besseren Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf sowie die Übernahme von sozialem oder gesellschaftlichem Engagement.

„Die diesjährigen Gewinner des Gründerpreises NRW stellen eindrucksvoll unter Beweis, wie viel Potenzial für Kreativität, Innovation und Wachstum in der nordrheinwestfälischen Gründungslandschaft steckt.“ Garrelt Duin, Minister für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Die „Aachener Manufaktur für Photonische Systeme“ (AMPHOS) ist ein Spin-Off der RWTH Aachen und des Fraunhofer Institutes für Lasertechnik. AMPHOS fertigt Ultrakurzpulslasersysteme mit extrem hoher Ausgangsleistung für den Einsatz von Grundlagenforschung bis hin zur industriellen Fertigungstechnik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 2013


 

New Homepage

The new AMPHOS-Homepage gives an impression of the company, the people working there and the AMPHOS-Lasersystems. Therefor the Product and Application area are updated and under "Company" you can find information about the production process and the AMPHOS-Team.

Come closer and get to know AMPHOS. If there are any questions or if you consider AMPHOS-Lasersystems as an potential solution for your requirements we are happy to hear from you!

Oktober 2013


 

Start Up of the AMPHOS Application Laboratory

With the new application laboratory AMPHOS can offer experimental material machining on site. That allows to test AMPHOS products on special materials or try new laser-based machining processes. That makes AMPHOS to a potential partner on the whole way from the early steps in process development until running the production in large scales.

August 2013