The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT develops adapted, fiber-based beam sources for pulsed or continuous wave operation and offers extensive know-how in the fields of highly stable fiber lasers, high-power fiber lasers, simulation, assembly and joining technology as well as laser components. The institute mainly focuses on solutions for industrial applications.
Fiber lasers combine highest beam quality and efficiency in both continuous and pulsed operation. Since such lasers can be designed monolithically and, therefore, very robustly without free-space components, they have established them-selves in industrial applications alongside gas and solid-state lasers and have already partially replaced them. As their output parameters such as power, wavelength or pulse shape are so flexible, fiber lasers can be used for a wide range of applications. In material processing, they can be used, for example, for ablation and welding; in metrology, for interferometry and also in medical technology applications.