About Dresden

  • Capital of Saxony state
  • Germany’s fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne
  • Surface: 328 km²
  • Inhabitants: 541,000
  • Nine bridges provide crossing points throughout the city
  • Dresden is one of the greenest cities in Europe
  • Within the city limits there are 3 nature sanctuaries, 11 landscape conservation areas and 112 natural monuments
  • Dresden is considered a city of art and culture

Laser technology in Dresden

  • Fraunhofer IWS: application-oriented research and development, covering all steps in the production chain
  • TU Dresden: R&D as well as teaching students in the area of laser technology;  Chair for laser and surface technology (LOT); Chair for Large Area Laser Based Surface Structuring (LMO); Institute of power engineering (IPE)
  • Helmholtz-ZentrumDresden-Rossendorf: development of  ultra-short-pulse high-power lasers (up to one petawatt peak power), investigation of relativistic laser plasmas
  • Laserinstitut Hochschule Mittweida (60 km distancefrom Dresden): R&D as well as teaching students (Master of Science degree in Laser Technology)