This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 315744

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At the moment a revolution in ultrafast laser science is taking place leading to 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. The main goal of the FLAME project is to open new markets for these advanced laser systems. In addition, the FLAME project will lead to the availability of sophisticated ion and electron imaging detectors that are tailored to the experimental research carried out with the novel laser systems.

Ultrafast lasers have over the past twenty years gained a wide acceptance in the international scientific and industrial community.
The introduction in the early 1990’s of the first commercial systems led to a scientific revolution.

This first revolution was followed by further expansion into many different applications. Today, ultrafast lasers are employed in fields as diverse as vision correction, solar cell manufacturing or semi-conductor metrology. In particular, the development of directly diode-pumped, Ytterbium based all-solid-state laser sources enabled the penetration of ultrafast laser technologies in industrial markets, sometimes in application domains unforeseen in the beginning and spawning from scientific research.

The SME participants in the FLAME project are at the forefront of these developments. They experienced growth thanks to both, advanced scientific markets and innovative industrial applications.Through the FLAME project, the SMEs wish to bring to market the most advanced laser technology that exists in research laboratories today.
By means of RTD contracts with selected partners, they wish to develop MHz laser sources that have the potential to replace common and well established amplifier systems (in the kHz regime).