Ablation and functionalization of flexographic printing forms using femtosecond lasers for additively manufactured polymer-optical waveguides
11th CIRP Conference on Photonic Technologies (LANE)
An efficient and low-cost approach to manufacture Opto-Mechatronic Interconnect Devices will be obligatory to handle the strongly increasing amount of data. The presented approach is based on a flexographic printing process. To adjust the transferred material the printing form is functionalized by means of laser-induced structures using an ultrashort-pulsed laser. The long-term goal is to adjust the printing result through microstructures in the printing form in order to create spatially resolved material transfer.