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Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics

Part of Fraunhofer UK Research Ltd, Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, UK, is a world-leading centre in the field of applied laser research and development. We are your external, flexible, R and D resource in laser and optical technologies.

Fraunhofer CAP develops lasers and optical systems for applications including energy, security, environment, sensing, space, lifesciences and quantum technologies.

The core competencies at Fraunhofer CAP extend from applied research and development through to design, testing and characterisation of systems and modules as well as building pre-production prototypes.

Our principle aim is to perform industry driven research to enable new or improved products and processes for industrial partners. Photonics and optical technologies are enabling technologies which address a wide range of markets. 

Since opening in 2012 Fraunhofer CAP has worked on more than 150 diverse projects with dozens of companies, other Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and universities in contract and collaborative R and D projects.


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