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2013 German Future Prize awarded for ultrashort-pulse laser technology

Scientists from Bosch, Trumpf, Jena University and Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) have been awarded the 2013 German Future Prize for their collective effort in transforming the ultrashort-pulse laser into an effective series-production tool. The award honours top scientific work that shows a high level of economic potential.

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