Laser Science and Technology

Our research activities are concentrated in the field of laser technology. We design and develop powerful wide-range fiber-based laser systems. We focus on the development of newly design and original pulsed and CW laser sources delivering unprecedented performance in term of the compactness, low noise, energy and power levels as versatile tools for scientific and industrial applications. We also perform theoretical investigations on our laser systems for better understand and control of the systems parameters.

Fiber Technology

The new generation of fiber-optic components open the door develop powerful wide-range fiber-based systems. The area of research focuses on the implementation of different approaches on fiber glass processing such as polishing, laser processing. The research ranges from the development of fiber tapering, different optical fiber probes, combiner production technologies for photonics applications.

Material Processing

Powerful lasers enable a broad range of new possibilities in micro and nano materials processing. Requirements of modern micro and nanotechnologies for the material processing can be fulfilled by laser fabrication. It offers versatile methods for cutting, drilling, ablation, surface and internal modification of a variety of engineering materials. Laser fabrication has particular benefits compared to other fabrication technologies because it is a non-contact process with high accuracy, repeatability and flexibility. The ongoing research activities include investigations of laser interaction with various solid and biological materials.


Nanoparticles are becoming key components in a wide range of applications in nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanotechnology. Laser ablation is a versatile, pure method of nanomaterial generation. The wide variety of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles by using pulsed laser ablation is successfully produced in different liquids. Our research objectives are to develop nanocomposite materials and their applications. The nanoparticle research continues with different collaborations and the research subjects ranges from sensor development to biological interactions.




Prof. Dr. Ayhan Elmalı Ankara University Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Prof. Dr. Yıldırım Sara Hacettepe University Prof. Dr. Jens Limpert Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Dr. Gül Yağlıoğlu Ankara University Prof. Dr. Marc Brunel Rouen University
Dr. Aykutlu Dâna Bilkent University Dr. Ammar Hideur Rouen University
Dr. Ali Kemal Okyay Bilkent University
Dr. Tamer Uyar Bilkent University
Dr. Hakan Altan Middle East Technical University
Dr. Okan Esentürk Middle East Technical University


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