Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS

Under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen and the Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, the Cluster aims to develop laser sources and process technology for power outputs up to 20 kW. The goal is to become the international technology leader in ultrashort pulse (USP) laser systems and to explore their potential applications. The new systems will surpass all previous USP lasers by an order of magnitude in terms of mean output. At the same time, the institutes work on the required system technology as well as potential applications in industry and research.