Femtosecond laser material processing is the core competence of this group. The technique is used routinely to create custom-oriented surface properties. Beyond that, new applications for laser processed surfaces are exploited and the technology itself is developed further.
One major research topic is the increase in the processing speed for femtosecond laser micromachining. Lasers with higher repetition rates and parallel writing lines are used to achieve efficient material surface processing. Currently, work pieces with surface areas reaching 1 square meter can be processed. Further aspects are laser microstructuring in reactive gas atmospheres.