Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

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Transparent High-Performance Ceramics for Mobile Electronic Devices

At the »CeGaFlex« project, five Fraunhofer Institutes develop wafer-thin, transparent and flexible ceramics for tomorrow's mobile electronic devices

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Atomic precision

Technologies for the next-but-one generation of microchips

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Special Exhibit »LIGHT«

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Our Technology Focus

 

Lasers and Optics

This technology field focuses on developing innovative laser beam sources and high quality optical components and systems.

 

Laser Material Processing

Among the many manufacturing processes in the technology field Laser Materials Processing, cutting and joining in micro and macro technology as well as surface processes count among its most important.

 

Medical Technology and Biophotonics

Together with partners from the Life Sciences, the technology field Medical Technology and Biophotonics opens up new areas of applications for lasers in therapy and diagnostics as well as in microscopy and analytics.

 

Laser Measurement Technology and EUV Technology

The focus of the technology field Laser Measurement Technology and EUV Technology lies in manufacturing measurement technology, materials analysis, identification and analysis technology in the areas of recycling and raw materials, measurement and test engineering for environment and security, as well as the use of EUV technology.

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-0
Fax +49 241 8906-121

 

17.5.2017

New Process Technology Unlocks Boost in Laser Productivity

“The laser is a solution seeking a problem,” said Ted Maiman in 1964. Today, the laser has proven the best solution to an array of problems. At LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 in Munich/Germany, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be demonstrating how it is using process technology to enable efficient laser applications in a range of sectors, thereby driving forward Digital Photonic Production in the 21st century.

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16.5.2017

UKP 2017

The 4th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology will focus on processes and systems that can help companies capitalize on the full range of laser performance, such as high speed scanning or suitable beam shaping. Interesting presentations will provide valuable know-how about selecting the right laser source or individually modifying the laser beam profile in time and space in order to have optimal process conditions. Furthermore, experts will discuss how to push the boundaries of today’s ultrafast laser process engineering.

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16.5.2017

Quick, Precise, but not Cold

On April 26 and 27, 150 experts from research and industry met in Aachen for the 4th UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology. Once again, the workshop – organized by the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT – focused on the industrial uses of ultrashort laser pulses. However, it was basic researchers that caused a stir. Using relatively simple formulas, they demonstrated how the much-lauded “cold ablation” of picosecond and femtosecond lasers is by no means cold when the parameters and systems chosen are not matching the physical limitations and conditions of beam-material interactions.

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28.4.2017

Robust laser technology for environmental satellites

In 2021, the Franco-German satellite MERLIN shall be launched to study methane emissions on Earth. On board is a laser system that works precisely under extreme operating conditions. The technology for this has been developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and will be presented at the LASER World of Photonics 2017.

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