We are your partner in developing industrial relevant processes, which are not feasible with market existing laser sources. Our main objectives are to demonstrate the potential of a new generation of laser systems developed at HiLASE Centre in industrial applications and to initiate and influence further lasers development according to industrial demands. 

Our focus now is to develop and optimize according to end users’ needs new and innovative processes in the fields of Efficient Laser Micromachining, Laser Shock Penning (LSP), and Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT). For this purpose, we are developing experimental stations around HiLASE Centre laser systems using state of the art diagnostics, robotics, laser beam shaping and manipulation techniques.  Among the most promising applications are micromachining applications (fabrication of functional large size surfaces, cutting, drilling, marking and many more) with efficiency and resulting quality above nowadays industrial standards, testing of damage threshold for optics and coatings in new laser radiation regimes, surface treatments to increase fatigue life of loaded parts by influencing  residual stress, surface hardness,  or corrosion resistance.

Jan Brajer, department head

Jan Brajer earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Technology at CTU in Prague in 2018. Since 2013, he has been working in the HiLASE Centre as a member of the research program 3, focusing on the application of laser technology. He is involved in the research and development of laser technologies with a focus on effect of laser shock processing on surface integrity. He has successfully cooperated with various industrial partners and and he is currently supervising several bachelor and diploma theses. Nowadays he is the head of the ILA department, where his main goal is the transfer of advanced laser technologies to the industry.