RWTH Aachen University - Chair for Technology of Optical Systems

The Chair for Technology of Optical Systems TOS is part of the faculty of mechanical engineering and is one of three chairs (LLT, TOS, NLD) which are located in the building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT.

Modern optical systems are characterized by the close interaction of optical, mechanical and electronical components. Dynamic adaptation to changing environmental conditions, variable intensity distributions in laser applications, compensation of optical deviations as well as adaptation to processes are requirements that today’s optical systems are expected to meet. The research group "optical systems" investigates new assembly technologies for compact optical systems, manufacturing and assembly oriented design, simulation of thermal influences as well as the integration of actors and sensors to actively control optical systems. In addition, optical systems are designed to customer-specific demands for applications in laser material processing, process control and beam shaping.