Surface treatment refers to any modification on a material that does not extend below its surface, often looking to improve certain characteristics or even confer new ones to the material. This is normally achieved by introducing periodic surface structures, such as the ones found on lotus leaves or gecko’s feet. Today, laser systems are being used worldwide to create these types of structures in order in diverse applications such as improving light absorption and diffraction, creating biocompatible structures, creating hydrophobic or hydrophilic materials, etc.
Decorative Texturing on Black Zirconia
Optec S.A. has developed a number of systems, which allow the creation of simple and more “exotic” micro and nano-structures using ultra short pulse and excimer sources in order to broaden the range of materials that can be processed.