Together with six partners, non-profit research institute the Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern (PZKL) is coordinating the 'HiPoRep' project during which a new laser system will be developed and tested in specific applications. In addition to the PZKL, participants within the project are the Ferdinand Braun Institute for High Frequency Technologies (Berlin), the AMPHOS GmbH (Herzogenrath,) the GWU-Lasertechnik (Erftstadt), the TOPAG GmbH (Darmstadt) and GFH GmbH (Deggendorf).
Each of these German partners will contribute their specific knowledge to the project with the combined goal of developing a new generation of ultrafast lasers, tested in specific applications and introduced into industrial processes.
The research element undertaken by the Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern is to develop a new type of monolithic laser amplifier together with a passive energy control system for laser pulses. This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy via a Central Innovation Program for Small and Medium Enterprises (ZIM project) with one million Euros over a period of three years.
Areas of specialty for the PZKL include optical measurement systems, laser development and micro-materials-processing using ultrashort laser pulses, together with their application in industrial processes.