Direct Laser Interference Patterning

New technologies allowing rapid fabrication of two- and three-dimensional micro-and nano-structures on polymers, metals, ceramics and coatings, open new possibilities in the field of surface engineering. In addition, such technologies do not only offer a route to produce textured surfaces but they also control electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Therefore, these functionalized surfaces can be used for example in biotechnology, photonics and tribology.


Service offers

  • Development and implementation of compact systems for direct laser interference patterning (DLIP) technology
  • Accurate fabrication of periodic and quasi-periodic structures in the micrometer and sub micrometer range on plain and complex elements on metals, polymers and ceramics
  • Modifying the surface properties (e.g. friction reduction, reflection, bio compatibility)
  • Large area structuring using DLIP and roll-to-roll-technology
  • Topographic analysis of surfaces by confocal microscopy and white light interferometry


  • Unit for laser interference structuring
  • Different ns- and ps-pulsed solid state laser systems
  • CNC-four-axes positioning systems
  • Reflected-light microscopes
  • Tribometer
  • White light interferometer and confocal microscopes
  • Roll-to-roll UV/Hot Embossing System



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News and Media


Special Issue

"Laser Applications in Micromachining and Surface Functionalization of Materials"

In this Special Issue of the MPDI-Open-Access-Journal, modern trends of laser micromachining approaches will be highlighted and discussed. The focus is directed on laser-based surface functionalization for a wide set of applications.

Deadline: July 22, 2022


Workshop / 29.08.–02.09.2022 / Dresden

11th International Summer School "Trends and new developments in Laser Technology"