research groups @ ALPS

ALPS is composed of five research groups, each focussing on a particular subject related to lasers, materials and their surfaces. This structure allows us to keep the strength of a larger Institute and the flexibility, dedication and lean administration of research groups.

Applied Fiber Technology
Development of Fiber laser technology and its application.

Laser Surface Engineering 
for microprocessing with short and ultrashort pulses.  Process development for optimum conditions with highest efficiencies and  beam guiding concepts for high average power systems.

Materials Technology & Heat treatment
Materials studies, heat treatment and process development

Plasma Surface Engineering
Application of modern plasma technology to adapt surface properties to engineering needs. Development of diagnosis tools for process optimization and materials analysis.

Thin Films & Surfaces
Studies of thin films and their properties.