Fiber lasers are high-power coherent radiation sources for scientific and industrial applications. A key application for the development of fiber lasers is laser material processing in production environments.
The various fields of application increasingly require high-power, efficient and robust lasers with a high beam quality. This has led to the development of a new generation of laser systems with improved parameters. These fiber laser systems achieve output values of several kilowatts with virtually diffraction-limited beam quality.
The cooperation of the Fraunhofer IOF with the Institute for Applied Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena focuses on the development of high-performance laser systems ranging from monofrequency beam sources to ultrashort pulse systems.