Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Prism Grating Prism (PGP) system for applications in aerospace, precision optics or highly sensitive interferometers.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Prism Grating Prism (PGP) system for applications in aerospace, precision optics or highly sensitive interferometers.
Hot wire CVD deposition.
© Fraunhofer IST
Hot wire CVD deposition.

The Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces combines six Fraunhofer institutes that cooperate in the fields of lasers, optics, metrology and coating technology. The institutes combine complementary skills in the following areas: laser manufacturing techniques, beam sources, metrology, medicine and life sciences, optical systems and optics manufacturing, EUV technology, process and system simulation, materials technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, and thin-film, plasma and electron beam technology.

Competency by networking

Building on their basic research in the various fields of application, the institutes work together to supply fast, flexible and customer-specific system solutions in the fields of coating technology and photonics. Strategy is coordinated to reflect current market requirements, yielding synergies that benefit the customer. The institutes also collaborate with their local universities to provide the full range of student education, up to and including doctoral studies. As a result, the Fraunhofer institutes are not only partners to technological development, but also a continuous source of new talent in the fields of coating technology and photonics.

Core competencies of the Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

The Fraunhofer institutes' competencies are coordinated to ensure that research can be quickly and flexibly adapted to the requirements of the various fileds of application: laser manufacturing, beam soruces, metrology, medicine and life sciences, materials technology, optical systems and optics manufacturing, micro- and nanotechnologies, thin-film technology, plasma technology, electron beam technology, EUV technology, process and system simulation.

 

Fields of application

The Fraunhofer institutes are able to draw on extensive process expertise to provide customers with tailored, laser- and process-specific solutions that take material and product design, construction, means of production and quality assurance into account. These solutions serve a wide range of industries: automotive, biotechnology and life sciences, electronics and sensor technology, energy and the environment, aerospace, mechanical and plant engineering, tool and die manufacturing, optics.

Upcoming Events

 

Dec. 6– 8, 2021, International Congress Center Dresden

Laser Symposium 2021

New colors –  new chances

Organized by Fraunhofer IWS Dresden (Original date for the symposium was Nov. 23-25, 2020)

 

Dec. 6– 8, 2021, Dresden, Germany

ISAM 2021

4th International Symposium Additive Manufacturing

The International Symposium brings together the world's leading experts, end-users and newcomers and offers a unique platform for scientific exchange and industrial networking in the field of Additive Manufacturing.

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Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Karsten Buse

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Prof. Dr. Karsten Buse

Chairman Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM
Heidenhofstr. 8
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 8857-111

Fax +49 761 8857-234

Heinrich Stülpnagel

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Dr. Heinrich Stülpnagel

Head of Central Office

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM
Heidenhofstr. 8
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 8857-269

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