Laser 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).
Ablation Processes


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.


Success Stories

Amplifier thermal stability is critical. Our chamber runs at up to 950°C internally and heats the lab significantly during long experiments. The power, beam shape, and pointing of Astrella are all unaffected by these ambient changes.
Dr. Morgan Trassin ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Amplifier Stability Enables in-situ Studies of Ferroelectric Film Polarizatio

Amplifier Stability Enables in-situ Studies of Ferroelectric Film Polarization

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