a revolution in optics is the goal of the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD. Sixty years after the invention of the laser, 110 scientists from six disciplines are pursuing a common goal: precision optics should in future be able to be manufactured much more compactly and cost-effectively than is currently conceivable.
In this special issue, we focus on the production technology part of PhoenixD. How can the mass production of precision optics succeed – and what does this mean for the industry? This is explained in interviews with the cluster's executive board members, Professor Dr Uwe Morgner and Professor Dr Ludger Overmeyer, and technology coordinator Dr Reinhard Caspary.
Also, we present ten research projects dealing with the production of high-performance optics. The research topics range from simulation to assembly and each of them contributes a decisive piece of the puzzle to the revolution in optics.
We hope you enjoy reading the new issue!
Your Editorial Team