WG 3

Applications

Chair: Annet KLOTZBACK

Vice-Chairs: Csaba BALASZI, Francis BERGHMANS, Gianluca VALENTINI

The COST Action AFLASER  will either propose applications of new sources or new/enhanced applications for existing sources. The main targets will be:

  1. manufacturing by either testing power scaled IR sources for material processing (automotive applications) or UV sources for solar cell production, battery production (enhanced electro mobility) for green energy, biomedicine and healthcare;
  2. Test of interaction with soft materials (e.g. plastic) using new MIR sources will also investigated during the final year of the Action. Development of cost effective lab-on chip devices will be performed using within WG2.
  1. Healthcare and Biomedical Applications. The Action aims to prove new sources can effectively provide benefits in term of interaction with biological tissues. Benefits may include ophthalmology, low-cost lab-on chip components, imaging, submicron surgery using MIR wavelength early recognition of diseases. New pulsed UV/VIS sources and continuum sources will be tested for two-photon microscopy.

Main expected achievements:

Investigation of laser-matter interaction: soft-matter interaction for plastic and biological tissue; Test of lab-on chip fabrication using enhanced all-fibre devices; Nonlinear Spectroscopy of biological and organic materials; spectroscopy of chemical specimens in the UV-MIR range; imaging and two-photon microscopy using all-fibre source; Demonstrate new potentiality of all-fibre lasers. Applications of high-power sources to advanced material processing (solar-cells, Welding, cutting, trepanning).