The net floor area at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT amounts to 19,500 m². 


Technical infrastructure

The technical infrastructure of the institute includes a mechanical and electronic workshop, a metallurgic laboratory, a photographic laboratory, a laboratory for optical metrology as well as a department for design and construction. 


Scientific infrastructure

The scientific infrastructure includes a library with international literature, patent and literature data bases as well as programs for calculation of scientific problems and data bases for process documentation. 



The equipment of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is permanently being adapted to the state-of-the-art. At present, essential components are: 

Beam Sources

  • CO2 lasers up to 12 kW
  • disc lasers up to 12 kW
  • disc lasers with green wavelength
  • mutimode fiber lasers up to 6 kW
  • singlemode fiber lasers up to 5 kW
  • diode laser systems up to 12 kW
  • ultra short pulse lasers up to 1 kW with pulse widths in the range of nano-, pico- and femtoseconds
  • frequency-multiplied laser in visible spectral range
  • excimer lasers
  • broadband tunable lasers
  • MIR lasers (ps, ns) with average power > 10 W

Plants and Processing Systems

  • three-axis processing stations
  • five-axis gantry systems
  • robot systems including six-axis articutated robot with tilt and turn table
  • commercial engineering and laboratory systems for laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)
  • direct-writing and laser-PVD stations
  • beam guiding systems
  • various powder and wire feed systems for additive manufacturing
  • printer for sol-gel-hybrid polymers and nano- to microscale dispersions

Special Laboratories

  • clean rooms for assembly of diode and solid state lasers as well as laser optics
  • life science laboratory with S1 classification
  • laboratory for battery technology
  • application laboratory for high power USP laser users

Measurement and Sensor Technology

  • devices for process diagnostics and high speed video analysis
  • laser spectroscopic systems for the chemical analysis of solid, liquid and gaseous materials
  • confocal laser scanning microscopy
  • scanning electron microscope
  • Shack Hartmann sensor to characterize laser beams and optics
  • measurement interferometer and autocollimator to analyze laser optics
  • measurement equipment to characterize ultrashort pulse lasers
  • equipment for vibration tests
  • single photon detector (APD) for NIR lasers
  • systems to characterize powder material
  • measuremet system for single quantum detection