Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Das Fraunhofer IOF setzt hydrophiles Bonden für amorphe und kristalline hochbeanspruchte Optik ein. Zudem werden materialspezifische Bondtechnologien für Glas und Glaskeramik - silikatisches oder direktes Bonden - verwendet.
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The Fraunhofer Group Light & Surfaces combines the expertise of six Fraunhofer institutes. The Institute combine coordinated skills and ensure a fast and flexible adaptation to the needs of research in various fields of application for solving current and future challenges, in particular in the areas of energy, environment, manufacturing,information and security. Coordinated, directed to the current needs of the market, create synergies for the benefit of customers.

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16.5.2018

AKL’18: Lasers Conquer Large-Scale Manufacturing

Visitors to this year’s AKL – International Laser Technology Congress in Aachen, Germany, had the unique chance to see where industrial laser technology stands today and where it will be tomorrow. The congress delivered the full picture of current technologies, from advanced laser sources and new process technologies to a wide range of applications such as Additive Manufacturing or even Quantum Sensing. To research such future topics, several projects have been started, and a whole new “I³ – Integrated Interdisciplinary Institute” has been inaugurated.

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15.5.2018

Stifterverband Science Prize 2018 Free-form: quality leap in optical systems

Optical free-form systems enable new applications with an extremely compactdesign. Due to the complex technology involved, the production of appropriate solutions was previously impossible or too expensive. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF has further developed the technology to market maturity. Through collaboration with partners, a comprehensive technology platform has been created.

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15.5.2018

Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018: Improved efficiency of aircraft engines

The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.

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23.4.2018

Quantum Technology for Advanced Imaging – QUILT

Selected preparation, control and use of individual photons and quantum states for modern applications – in October 2017, six Fraunhofer Institutes launched a new lighthouse project: QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions). The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have begun to develop robust, marketable photon sources for imaging processes based on quantum technology. Conceivable areas of application can be found in medical or measuring technology, in which new areas of the electromagnetic spectrum can be tapped and the limits of imaging extended.

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Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Reinhart Poprawe

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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Reinhart Poprawe

Chairman Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-110

Fax +49 241 8906-121

Arnold Gillner

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Dr.-Ing. Arnold Gillner

Managing Director Fraunhofer Group for Light & Surfaces

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
Steinbachstr. 15
52074 Aachen

Phone +49 241 8906-148

Fax +49 241 8906-121