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We focus on topics of application-oriented fundamental research in optics, which is mostly in cooperation with partners of national and international research facilities as well as with industrial companies. [more]
Fields of research
The 3D Surface Metrology group is dealing with sensors for the assessment of the shape of three-dimensional objects and surface topography.
The High-Resolution Measurement and Simulation group investigates and develops optical measurement techniques that allow high-precision measurements in the subwavelength domain.
The Interferometry and Diffractive Elements group studies new measurement concepts by using diffractive optics.
The Coherent Optical Techniques group develops and applies coherent technology for 3D-shape measurement, deformation measurement, and the determination of material properties of technical objects and biological tissue.
The Optical Design and Simulation group focuses on the classical optical design of imaging and illumination systems, as well as ray-based and wave-optical system simulations.