BMBF project "HECMIR - High Energy Class Mid-Infrared Lasers"

Competencies in the field of laser technology from two German regions, Berlin and Jena, are pooled in the project "High Energy Class Mid-Infrared Lasers" (HECMIR) in the KMU-NetC program, coordinated by OpTecBB The aim is to develop novel, innovative high-energy lasers in the infrared spectral range. In the joint project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a diode-pumped solid-state laser with a wavelength of 1.9 µm and high laser energy in the Joule range is to be developed and demonstrated. Such a laser has significant innovation potential for applications in the medical industry and for materials processing, but is not yet commercially available due to several physical challenges.

In addition to the

  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
  • the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electronics (IOQ),
  • the Ferdinand Braun Institute, Leibniz Institute for Highest Frequency Technology (FBH),
  • the two SMEs Lastronics from Jena
  • and Crystal from Berlin

are all involved in the project, which has a duration of three years (start: April 2018) and funding amounting to approx. 1.47 million euros. Associated partners are the

  • Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ),
  • Brilliance Fab Berlin
  • and Jenoptik Diode Lab.