OptoNet Member › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF

The Fraun­ho­fer Insti­tute for App­lied Optics and Pre­cision Engi­nee­ring IOF in Jena con­ducts app­lied rese­arch in the field of pho­to­nics and deve­lops inno­va­tive opti­cal sys­tems to con­trol light – from the genera­tion and mani­pu­la­tion to its app­li­ca­tion. The ser­vices offe­red by the insti­tute cover the ent­ire pho­to­nic pro­cess chain from opto-mecha­ni­cal and opto-elec­tro­nic sys­tem design to manu­fac­tu­ring of cus­tom-spe­ci­fic solu­ti­ons and prototypes.
Cur­rent focu­ses of rese­arch acti­vi­ties include free­form tech­no­lo­gies, micro- and nano­tech­no­lo­gies, fiber laser sys­tems and opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies for safe human-machine inter­ac­tion or quan­tum tech­no­lo­gies. The Insti­tute is active in busi­ness fields like Opti­cal Com­pon­ents and Sys­tems, Pre­cision Engi­nee­ring of Com­pon­ents and Sys­tems, Func­tio­nal Opti­cal Sur­faces and Lay­ers, Pho­to­nic Sen­sors and Mea­su­ring Sys­tems, and Lasers.
The com­pe­tence port­fo­lio encompasses:

  • Design and Simulation,
  • Micro and Nano-structuring,
  • Optics and Pho­to­nics Materials,
  • Coa­ting and Sur­face Functionalization,
  • Dia­mond-Based Ultra-Pre­cision Processing,
  • Mate­ri­als Pro­ces­sing Using Ultras­hort Laser Pulses,
  • Micro-Assem­bly and Sys­tem Integration,
  • Laser Deve­lo­p­ment and Non-Linear Optics,
  • Mea­su­re­ment Methods and Characterization.