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Ultrashort Pulse Laser Technologies

Ultrashort Pulse Laser Technologies

 

The development of ultrashort pulse laser technologies within the last ten years did not only create new perspectives for basic scientific research, but has also led to the realization of new technologies and applications. While some of these technologies are already being used in industrial processes and medicine (e.g. Optical Coherence Tomography, femtosecond ophthalmology, high precision micro-machining as well as variable light sources), most of today’s ultrafast technologies are still in the state of development and can only be applied in highly specialized research facilities.

 

Because of their novelty and complexity, the transfer of ultrashort pulse laser processes into industrial solutions remains challenging. Our group of “Ultrashort Pulse Laser Technologies” wants to overcome that gap and build a bridge between basic research and industrial application.

 

Our main fields of activity are research and development of material machining using femtosecond and picosecond lasers. These beam sources are suitable for micro and nano structuring as well as machining of transparent materials (e.g. welding and volume structuring of glass), direct wave guide writing and micro adjusting of mechanical and optical components. Furthermore, biomedical applications of ultrafast laser will be the topic of future collaborations with other research facilities and institutes.

 

Contact person is Mag.rer.nat. Clemens Roider.