The use of laser and laser diode sources in metrology, visualization and materials processing requires beam shaping optics on the one hand for production (collimation, circularization and astigmatism correction), on the other for adaption to specific tasks (focusing, line and pattern generators etc.).
The Fraunhofer IOF develops optical designs and adapted set-up and assembly technologies. In addition, special optical elements are manufactured for beam shaping systems (e.g. of laser resonators).