MKS Instruments, Inc.
From µs to fs, kHz to GHz: laser micromachining in the microelectronics industry
The ever increasing performance of everyday electronics causes a relentless drive for 'faster, better, cheaper' laser based manufacturing technologies. Understanding the underlying highly nonlinear laser material interaction dynamics is key to keeping pace.
About the Speaker
Jan Kleinert is the Research Director at Electro-Scientific Industries (ESI), a division of MKS, and a member of the Office of Chief Technology Officers at MKS. He received his undergraduate education at the Ruprecht Karls Universitaet in Heidelberg, the University of Oklahoma, and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in 2002 and his PhD from the University of Rochester, NY in 2008. After joining ESI in 2008, one of his early projects involved the world's first successful high volume deployment of high power ultrafast lasers in an industrial, 24/7 manufacturing environment in early 2010. Heading the research department since 2012 his focus has been to expand the scope from application experiments to understanding the underlying physics through numerical modelling and pushing the boundaries of high bandwidth laser beam positioning.