Optical Systems Group

  • Laser-based lighting and illumination technology

  • Active and passive optical components

  • Polymer-based laser systems



The Optical Systems Group is mainly concerned with components for modifying and modulating laser light. The scientists in the group are developing and characterizing active and passive optical components to amplify laser light, or to shape the light between the laser aperture and a workpiece. The experimental work is complemented by simulation of light propagation, taking the optical, thermodynamic and mechanical characteristics of the materials into account.

The development of innovative fiber laser systems is a challenge. These systems should function on the basis of laser-active, polymer optical fibers, making manufacturing clearly more cost efficient.