Miniaturizing microelectronics

Krueger, Arnd; Juchmann, Wolfgang
April 2006
Industrial Laser Solutions;Apr2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p17
The article discusses the industrial applications of photonics which are being realized as the laser's role expands from a research tool and heavy-duty machining device to an enabling technology in a broad range of microindustrial processes. Diode-pumped solid state lasers have become a power manufacturing tool because of their compact size, robustness, beam quality and flexibility of repetition rate and wavelengths. The importance of photonic applications in microelectronics manufacturing is illustrated using the example of a typical laptop computer.


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