Ablation of Surfaces and Samples
Texture surfaces with our USP lasers or use our nanosecond or ultrafast lasers for analytical methods, e.g., LIBS, LA-ICP-MS.
- LIBS Use our nanosecond Flare laser to get better data with high signal to noise.
- LA-ICP-MS Analyze solid samples for elemental and isotopic composition with an excimer or a fs laser amplifier.
- Femtosecond Ablation Create the ultimate surface patterning including laser-induced periodic structures (LIPS).
Surfaces of tough and delicate materials can all be patterned (e.g., LIPS) with an ultrafast beam or a UV excimer laser without thermal damage.
Improve your elemental/isotopic analysis. 193 nm excimer lasers deliver smaller particle sizes, higher signal intensities, and the lowest intrinsic fractionation.
Laser ablation of solid samples is key to laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) whether that’s in the lab or on the surface of Mars. Learn more on our Spectroscopy page.