At Leibniz IPHT, the research group "Novel Preparation Technologies for Laser Active Special Preforms and Fibers" (RATI) will carry out fundamental investigations of low-damping, homogeneously doped and large-volume laser active materials based on quartz glass (Al-doped & Al-Tm-encoded) for use in microstructured special fibers. The basis of the planned research work for novel dopants to extend the functionality is the application of established technologies and the fiber technology center in Jena.

The project is funded by the Free State of Thuringia from the European Social Fund under the number 2018 FGR 0096.