The development of measurement methods for the qualification of optical elements especially under thermal load is also carried out within the framework of this research area. The technical expertise gathered with these investigations leads to a continuous improvement and further developments of laser sources, beam control and beam delivery systems for diffraction-limited high-power laser radiation.
Strongly related to the research on high-power lasers we also develop special and novel optical elements. In particular these are diffractive and active optical elements as well as fiber integrated optical components. With the fiber manufacturing facility - consisting of an MCVD perform lathe and a drawing tower - recently installed in the building of the IFSW the research and development on the production methods for high-power capable fibers and the investigations on particular fiber lasers also constitute an important element in our holistic research activities.
Marwan Abdou AhmedDr.
Head of laser development and laser optics department