Research visit at the Ferdinand Braun Institute in Berlin

Univ. prof., dr. hab. Vasile Tronciu, head of the Physics Department, TUM, has been conducting a two-month research visit at the Ferdinand Braun Institute in Berlin, Germany, within the dr. Hans Wenzel group, benefiting from the support of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (www.humboldt-foundation.de).

The Physics Department of the Technical University of Moldova and the Ferdinand Braun Institute in Berlin have started a broad scientific collaboration in the field of semiconductor laser dynamics in 2013 within the BMBF-Moldova project. Bilateral scientific visits were initiated by Berlin’s researchers dr. H. Wenzel and dr. M. Radziunas – at TUM, followed by TUM’s teachers, Vasile Tronciu and Spiridon Rusu – traveling to Berlin.

With the support and recommendation letters from his colleagues in Berlin, prof. Tronciu won a STCU project in 2015. Institute collaborator Ferdinand Braun, dr. H.-J. Wuensche, submitted a support letter from an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation project, forwarded by dr. E. Monaico and prof. V. Tronciu for the purchase of a box-car integrator and an infrared laser for TUM, amounting to 33.520 thousand Euro.

The Ferdinand-Braun Institute (www.fbh-berlin.de) is a research institution in which electronic and optical components, semiconductor modules and systems are studied. These devices are key factors that meet the needs of today’s society in areas such as communications, energy, health and mobility. The Ferdinand Braun Institute develops light sources from the visible spectral range to the ultra-violet: high power diode lasers with excellent beam quality, UV light sources and hybrid laser modules.Their applications range from medical technology, high precision metrology and sensors, to space optical communications. In the microwave domain, the Institute develops multifunctional power amplifiers with high efficiency and millimeter wave interfaces for energy efficient mobile communications, industrial sensors and imaging, and automotive safety systems. The Institute offers to the partners know-how solutions by designing modules and preparing them for use. It is important for researchers from the Department of Physics of TUM to have access to experimental data and new technologies available at the Institute of Ferdinand Braun.