Quantum physics brought to application: impacting the research landscape with laser technologies
Quantum cascade lasers open up optimized procedures for infrared spectroscopy. They are, amongst others, able to detect hazardous substances and to remarkably improve medical analysis. Lorenz Butschek, a PhD student at Fraunhofer IAF in Freiburg, sees great potential in the field of laser technology. He describes in our interview, how his work combines highly complex quantum physics with application-oriented research.