MYRRHA protons accelerated successfully

Our contribution to the EU-funded project MYRTE for the transmutation of radioactive fission residues was the engineering construction of a 4 m long RFQ structure to reduce protons to an energy of 1.5 MeV for further acceleration in subsequent structures. This RFQ has now been successfully tested with beam. More information can be found here:




A challenging year …

… but we grow with challenges!

LASER World of PHOTONICS in China
OPTATEC in Frankfurt

These two fairs were postponed due to the unexpected situation, as was our own in-house exhibition.



The 3rd NTG IBF-conference will take place in September 2021. 


New – The IBF 5 …

…  is the smallest and also the newest Ion Beam Figuring plant from NTG. Optical Components between 0.5mm and 5mm diameter can be treated in highest accuracy. Our new developed RF-driven ion source with pentode extraction system which is operating at 3kV can provide beam diameters between 40 and 150μm and can be used for form error correction as well as for shaping.

Further informations can be downloaded here:: IBF5   





“Pushing the limits: 40µm Ion Beam Processing”

listen to Dr. David Schäfer at the 10th Wetzlar Autumn Conference on Wednesday, 30.09.2020.
You can find the complete program of the conference here: Herbsttagung_2020   




“New Technologies in Toolmaking – Ion Beam Figuring”

This is the title of the lecture which Dr. David Schäfer will give on November 25th in Aachen. The Photonics HUB GmbH in cooperation with the Fraunhofer IPT offers the seminar “Replicative Manufacturing of Glass Optics”. Further information about this seminar can be found here: Replikative Fertigung von Glasoptiken