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Science, Technology & Highlights

The mission of our institute is the development, characterisation and operation of optical elements and optical setups for research with synchrotron radiation from infrared to the hard x-ray range.

Design of optical elements

This challenge is taken up by:

  • continuously  improving the performance of our existing SR-beamlines to meet  the needs of our user community
  • developing and setting up new beamlines in accordance with user requirements
  • designing and producing novel optical elements using micro- and nano-technological methods
  • contributing to the development of optics for Free Electron Lasers (FEL)