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The Institute of Photonic Technologies ist part of the Department Mechanical Engineering of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg and does research on processes which use light as tool to carry out all sort of tasks.

Main activities
Development and improvement of processes which use light as tool

Research and development services in the field of optical technologies

Main areas of research and development
• Laser based manufacturing technologies for industrial applications
• Light for diagnostic purposes and as surgery tool in medicine
• Applications of ultra short pulse lasers
• Process sensor systems and closed-loop process control
• Simulation of photonic processes
• Laser based additive manufacturing processes

Special facilities

Laser systems for material and tissue processing as well as diagnostics

Technology partners

Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH

Current top technologies

Simulation of laser processes; process sensors; ultra short pulse laser material processing with latest beam sources; lasers in medicine and medical engineering


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Schmidt

Lehrstuhl für Photonische Technologien
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Konrad-Zuse-Straße 3/5
91052 Erlangen

Tel.: +49 9131  85-23 241
Fax: +49 9131  85-23 234