The main goal of this research work is the creation of the scientific and technological basis to make novel diffractive approaches for a highly flexible fabrication of micro- and nanostructures for optical applications available. The knowledge gained will be used for the consistent development of innovative technological methods for the precise realization of very small optical structures on application-relevant areas. Furthermore, those techniques can be transferred with reasonable investments onto the existing infrastructure of the optical industry.
Our research is focused on novel fabrication technologies for optical microstructures with a strong emphasis on the exploitation of their application potential and include:
Our laboratories offer a wide range of methods for the fabrication and characterization of optical micro- and nanostructures. Methods and facilities include: