UV Lasers: From Modeling and Simulation to Technology (UVSimTec)We see examples of optical technologies in many aspects of everyday life, including communication technology, medical diagnostics, or microscopy. Specifically, lasers emitting in the UV-C spectral range have a huge potential for novel applications in those fields. The existing UV-C laser systems are bulky, short lived and rely on time-consuming maintenance. However, robust and compacted-sized UV-C-emitting laser diodes as a disruptive technology would change paradigms in many areas of life sciences and medicine.
This project will use a combination of simulations and experimental approaches to identify problems of such UV-C laser diodes and advance their technological readiness for future applications.
The project is funded in the framework of the Leibniz competition.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Thomas Koprucki (WIAS)
- Ferdinand-Braun-Institut gGmbH, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH)
- Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (IKZ)
- Technische Universität Berlin, Research Group "Experimental Nanophysics and Photonics"
- Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute for Optoelectronics