Our range of services

Together with leading experts from the clinic and medical technology, Fraunhofer ILT is developing novel laser-based therapeutic processes for the precise cutting of bones with short-pulse laser radiation. In addition, it is evaluating new laser procedures for the coagulation of blood vessels and for dermatological therapies.

So that surgeons can better use specific microsurgical methods, Fraunhofer ILT is developing applicators with which they can safely use therapeutic laser processes in OR. These include compact handpieces with integrated mini-scanner technology for dosing therapeutic laser radiation at the treatment site as well as optical sensors for the in-situ monitoring of laser cutting and coagulation processes. Fraunhofer ILT develops the applicators and sensors on customer order as OEM components and integrates them into laser-based therapeutic systems.

The services “Microsurgical Systems” offers range from feasibility studies and prototype development to the implementation of small series devices.

Handpiece of a Laser Microsurgical System.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Handpiece of a Laser Microsurgical System.
Lasercut on Hard Tissue.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Lasercut on Hard Tissue.
Mini scanner of a Laser Microsurgical System.
© Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen, Germany.
Mini scanner of a Laser Microsurgical System.

Microsurgical Systems

  • “Cold” tissue ablation with USP lasers
  • Laser surgery
  • Laser coagulation
  • Dermatological laser processses
  • Mini-scanner technology


Laser technology can solve demanding tasks in many different industries. Whether as a tool in automotive production, as measuring equipment in the environmental sector, as a diagnostic or therapeutic instrument in medical technology or as a communication medium in space technology, the laser provides multiple uses with high productivity and high efficiency.

Read up about the innovations of the Fraunhofer ILT in a few selected industries and convince yourself!


Research with us!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about general topics! Our contact persons are happy to get in touch with you.


Tulea, C.-A., Caron, J., Gehlich, N., Lenenbach, A., Noll, R., Loosen, P.:
Laser cutting of bone tissue under bulk water with a pulsed ps-laser at 532 nm
J. Biomed. Opt. 20 (10), 105007 (9 S.) (2015)

Sandner, T., Kimme, S., Grasshoff, T., Todt, U., Graf, A., Tulea, C., Lenenbach, A., Schenk, H.:
Micro-scanning mirrors for high-power laser applications in laser surgery
Int. Conf. on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics 2013, August 18-22,  Kanazawa, Japan, 3-84 (2013)

Tulea, C., Caron, J., Wahab, H., Gehlich, N., Hoefer, M., Esser, D., Jungbluth, B., Lenenbach, A., Noll, R.:
Highly efficient nonthermal ablation of bone under bulk water with a frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 picosecond laser

Proc. SPIE 8565, 85656 E-1 (11 S.) (2013)

Arens, J., Brouwer, P. de, Mager, I., Brucker, C., Schäfer, M., Jacobs, P., Schmitz-Rode, T.,Steinseifer, U.
Hemocompatibility tests on materials for a multi-tactile-sensor concept
Int. J. Artif. Org. 33, Nr 7, 480

Our services cover a wide range of topics. Related topics to Microsurgical Systems and further research and development focuses can be found under the following links.