Material functionalization by means of femtosecond lasers makes it possible to change the material properties of a wide variety of materials, from glasses to polymers, in a targeted manner.
The FiberLab Group's research and business unit uses this technology to develop individual solutions for a wide range of industrial and socially relevant applications. The basis for this is the continuous research and further development of material processing with femtosecond lasers and their combination with adjacent technologies. For example, ultrafast lasers and physico-chemical processes for surface functionalization are combined for the introduction of individual sensory functions into glass fibers. The sensors are used for process control in industry, as well as in the fields of security, energy and medical technology. In addition to the actual sensor development and optimization, the FiberLab group also works on issues related to application-specific sensor integration, sensor readout unit and sensor network architecture