Symposium on optical coatings for laser applications

OCLA for the first time at the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF and the Research and Innovation Center RhySearch invite you to the eighth international symposium OCLA ("Optical Coatings for Laser Applications") in Jena on March 28 and 29, 2023. The symposium offers a multidisciplinary meeting place for engineers, scientists and technicians involved in all aspects of laser optical components. Participation in the event is free of charge.

Launched in 2015 as a half-day workshop to introduce the LIDT measurement system in Switzerland, the Symposium OCLA established itself as an annual international symposium focusing on laser applications. This year, OCLA takes a new direction and, based on a cooperation between RhySearch and Fraunhofer IOF, travels for the first time to Jena at the Beutenbergcampus.

Platform for interdisciplinary exchange and networking


The symposium is aimed at interested engineers and scientists working on laser optics, high-end optical coatings, thin film deposition and characterization. It offers the opportunity to deal with all aspects from fabrication to design and application of laser optical components in an interdisciplinary way. Visitors, as well as speakers and researchers, will have the opportunity to jointly exchange ideas and present their work in the field of optical coatings, laser technology and measurement on laser induced damage.

Discover new trends and application potentials


Under the headings of networking, exchange and innovation, the conference will begin on March 28 with an evening event at the Leuchtenburg in Jena. Furthermore, there is the possibility to register for a guided tour at Materion Balzers Optics as well as at the Fraunhofer IOF in the afternoon before. All participants can then look forward to a multi-layered program on March 29 around trends and application potentials of optical coating of laser applications. In addition, there will be numerous opportunities for personal discussions and professional exchange among each other and with industrial partners. Fraunhofer IOF invites all guests to the Zeiss Hall at the Beutenberg Campus.

HfO₂ und SiO₂  ALD-coatings for laser applications
HfO₂ und SiO₂ ALD-coatings for laser applications.
Long-term stable and vacuum-compatible fixation of wire electrodes by laser-based solderjet bumbing.
Fixation of wire electrodes by laser-based solderjet bumbing.
Picture shows a measuring device, a sensor for cell analysis at Fraunhofer IOF.
Scattered light based measurement system of biological cells.


If you have individual questions, please get in touch with our contact persons at Fraunhofer IOF:


Thomas Gischkat

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Thomas Gischkat

Event Main Chair

Fraunhofer IOF
Albert-Einstein-Str. 7
07745 Jena

Phone 03641 807- 316

Katja Szafranski

Contact Press / Media

Katja Szafranski


Fraunhofer IOF
Albert-Einstein-Straße 7
07745 Jena

Phone 03641 807-806