Welcome to the Professorship Metrology in Mechanical Engineering in the Institute of Automation Technology. This newly established group is led by Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katharina-Sophie Isleif and is focused on laser interferometric high-precision displacement measurements.
We study technologies for and based on gravitational wave detectors. Our goal is to design smart and minimalistic interferometer topologies and to investigate alternative interferometer technologies to provide high-precision optical sensors for next-generation gravitational wave detectors, such as the Einstein Telescope, for particle accelerators and other applications. In particular, we are investigating flexible and elegant solutions for real-time interferometric sensors for use in wireless networks for industry.
The group has two locations in Hamburg: Teaching and research is carried out on the HSU campus in the east of Hamburg. At the DESY Campus Bahrenfeld in the west, we have first-class laser laboratories, which offer optimal conditions for sensor development close to experiments in fundamental research.
In the fall term HT22 we offer again the metrology module. Info is available in ILIAS.