Insights into laser technology and systems engineering: Fraunhofer CAPS organized a Summer School in Jena
On September 16, 2019, more than 20 Ph.D. students and scientists exchanged ideas on topics related to laser technology and systems engineering at the CAPS Summer School. A comprehensive lecture program from theory to application served as the basis for the scientific interchange. The CAPS Summer School was organized by the partner institute Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. Doctoral students from all 13 partner institutes were invited.
The first part of the event was addressed to the theoretical principles of laser technology and systems engineering: While Jan Rothardt from Fraunhofer IOF gave a lecture on fiber amplifiers and the generation of extreme ultraviolet radiation, Johannes Weitenberg from Fraunhofer ILT focused on the high power ultrashort pulse amplifier. Afterward, Alexander Meyer, also from the Fraunhofer ILT, spoke about the scaling of UKP processes by parallel processing. The second part of the CAPS Summer School offered deeper insights into the application of laser technology and systems engineering. Volker Franke from Fraunhofer IWS gave a lecture on high-power/speed DLIP and the development of processing optics with variable beam shaping. Andreas Brand from Fraunhofer ISE finally dealt with the application of the high-speed UKP processes for solar and electronics manufacturing.
Overall the first CAPS Summer School presented all fields of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence CAPS and laid the foundation for future cooperation with the young scientists.