Associated Chairs at RWTH Aachen University

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Main Building and Super C of RWTH Aachen

We collaborate with various chairs and research departments at RWTH Aachen University, one of Europe’s leading technical universities. This close collaboration provides us with access to a broad base of fundamental knowledge.

Chair for Laser Technology LLT

As part of the RWTH Aachen University, the Chair for Laser Technology has been active since 1985 in the application-based research and development of the following fields: integrated optics, integrative production, ablation – modification – diagnosis (AMD), as well as drilling and generative procedures. In the focus of its activities in integrated optics, it investigates how high-power diode lasers can be integrated with wave guides and beam-forming optical components and develops innovative, integrated power lasers. The integration of optical technologies in production and the production of optical systems form an essential component of the cluster for excellence »Integrative Production Technologies for High-Wage Countries«.

Chair for Technology of Optical Systems TOS

With the Chair for the Technology of Optical Systems, the RWTH Aachen University has taken account for the growing significance of highly developed optical systems in production, in the sector of information technology and in the life sciences. The research focuses on developing and integrating optical components and systems for laser beam sources and industrial laser plants.

Chair for Non-linear Dynamics of Laser Processing NLD

The Chair for Non-linear Dynamics of Laser Processing was founded in 2005 and researches the foundations of optical technologies with an emphasis on modeling and simulation.

Chair for the Experimental Physics of Extreme Ultraviolet EUV

The Chair for the Experimental Physics of Extreme Ultraviolet EUV, founded in 2012 in RWTH Aachen University’s Physics department, conducts research into various aspects of EUV radiation. These range from beam production and characterization, through wave propagation and interactions with materials, to specific applications and development of relevant methods. Two areas are of particular interest in all this: highbrilliance sources and interference lithography.

Chair for Laser Physics LLP

The Chair for Laser Physics was set up in 1994 at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the RWTH Aachen University. Using theoretical and numerical methods, it researches the foundations of laser and plasma physics. Currently it is focusing its research on the interaction of high-power lasers with materials at laser intensities between 1010 and more than 1020 W/cm2.