After 21 years full of successful fundamental research and development in University of Stuttgart during which they had been responsible for laser sources and for material treatment techniques, respectively, Adolf Giesen (left) and Friedrich Dausinger (right) founded the startup company Dausinger + Giesen GmbH with the aim to promote the disk laser technology.

Apl. Prof. Dr. Friedrich Dausinger´s background in manufacturing with lasers acquired in industry and in university helps to develop lasers to the needs of customers. He is well known in the laser community for his contributions to energy coupling, welding of Al and micro machining with short and ultrashort laser pulses. He coordinated two German research programs offering federal funding for the development and the application of ultra short pulsed lasers (FST and Femtonik). He is fellow of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Privatdozent Dr. Adolf Giesen is director of the DLR Institute of Technical Physics in Stuttgart dealing with laser development for defense and civil applications. He is supporting D+G by consulting and networking.