Application offensive for ultrafast lasers in the kW range

Press Release / 15.5.2019

Experts from 13 different Fraunhofer institutes are working on the development of multi-kW ultrafast lasers and various applications in the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS. A user facility with application laboratories in Aachen and Jena is being created for this purpose, laboratories in which partners from industry and research can work with the new technology.

The scaling of the multi-kW ultrafast fiber laser is based on the coherent combination of several individual beams.
© Fraunhofer IOF, Jena, Germany / Walter Oppel.

The scaling of the multi-kW ultrafast fiber laser is based on the coherent combination of several individual beams.

With multi-beam optics, the high laser powers can be used efficiently.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.

With multi-beam optics, the high laser powers can be used efficiently.

While the lasers continue to be scaled, the users have identical kW sources available in the application laboratories.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany / Volker Lannert.

While the lasers continue to be scaled, the users have identical kW sources available in the application laboratories.