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