The Townes Laser Institute

Fraunhofer Townes Collaboration

Research Topics:

Laser processing of polymers in the mid-IR spectral range

Within this project, experimental studies into feasibility and efficiency of laser materials processing (transparent and opaque polymers) using continuous wave and pulsed laser radiation at the wavelength 2 Ám are performed. Due to the different absorption properties of some common and novel polymers in the mid-IR spectral range new applications e.g. for the automobile and decorative industry as well as in life science will emerge. Our new fiber laser sources developed at the Townes Laser Institute are used for irradiation of polymers.