Optical Technology and Photonics

Within the framework of the German Ministry of Education and Research's (BMBF) program LASER 2000, the collaboration with the Israeli research ministry MOST focused on the fundamentals for new generations of lasers and the opening up of new areas of application. The programme started in 2000 and had its focal point is the development of ultrafast lasers (femtosecond technology). In 2004, the collaboration was realigned in order to support business, industry, and trade in respect of research and development initiatives.

Cooperation in photonics is currently taking place within the framework of the European technology platform Photonics21, in which Israel is participating.