Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP)

Laser-based Surface Modification and Patterning Methods

The Center for Advanced Micro-Photonics (CAMP) combines the activities of TU Dresden and Fraunhofer IWS for laser-based surface modification and structuring methods. Within the framework of the cooperation, the partners are in constant exchange to transfer technologies from basic university research to industrial processes. The entire value chain is covered, from comprehensive approaches of simulation to the laser process and optical metrology to machine learning. The focus is also on various applications of laser micromachining, such as microdrilling, cutting and structuring, as well as laser marking and laser interference structuring.



Laser Precision Processing

Within the Laser Precision Processing department, micromachining with ultrashort pulse lasers and surface functionalization are important research topics.


Fraunhofer AZOM

Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)


Chair for Laser-based Manufacturing

The chair is concerned with the application of laser-based technologies, e.g. for the functionalization of surfaces of materials such as metals or polymers.


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International Summer School »Trends and new developments in Laser Technology« 

Once again this summer more than 50 young scientists and students from over 15 countries met in Dresden for the twelfth International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology". Organized by Fraunhfoer IWS and TU Dresden, participants were able to learn about fundamental and applied aspects of laser technology from August 28 to September 1, 2023. Led by Prof. Andrés Lasagni from the Institute of Manufacturing Technology at TU Dresden, the program ranged from technical lectures and participant presentations to informal discussion sessions. In addition, guided tours and three different internships in Fraunhofer IWS laboratories gave an insight into the spectrum of Dresden's research activities.

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CAMP’s PhD Seminar

From August 24 to 25, 2023 we performed our annual CAMP’s PhD seminar in Bautzen (Germany). It has been very inspiring and I thank you all for the amazing time together!