The Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, UK,  is a world-leading centre in the field of applied laser research and development.  We are your external, flexible, R and D resource in laser and optical technologies. 

Fraunhofer CAP is involved in a wide range of photonics applications including energy, security, environmental, sensing, space, lifesciences and quantum technologies.

The core competencies at Fraunhofer CAP extend from applied research and development through to design, testing and characterisation of systems and modules as well as building pre-production prototypes.

Our principle aim is to perform industry driven research to enable new or improved products and processes for industrial partners. Photonics and optical technologies are enabling technologies which address a wide range of markets.



Fraunhofer CAP engages widely in a host of laser and optical exhibtions and conferences as well as sector specific events.  Come along and meet us at these events:


Event Venue Date Fraunhofer exhibiting, comments...
Photonics West
San Francisco, USA 28 Jan to 2 Feb  2017
Always on our calendar
Paris Space Week Paris,Fr 8 and 9 Mar 2017
A real growing area for Fraunhofer CAP
Freiburg Infrared Collopuim Freiburg, DE
14 and 15 Mar www.infrared-workshop.de   Best IR event, don't miss it!
Photonics 21 AGM Brussels, BE 28 and 29 Mar 2017
Perhaps our favourite networking event, see you there every year!
SPIE DCS 2017 Anaheim, USA 9 to 13 Apr 2017
Laser Munich/CLEO Europe Munich, DE 26 to 29 Jun 2017
Great conference, great exhibition
Photonex Roadshow Glasgow, UK 14 Jun 2017 * right here in the TIC building, visit Fraunhofer CAP
Photonex Coventry, UK 11 and 12 Oct 2017