Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für ange­wand­te Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik (IOF)

Ran­ging from array pro­jec­tors in the auto­mo­ti­ve sec­tor to 3D real-time scan­ners in pro­duc­tion and quan­tum tech­no­lo­gies for tap-pro­of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, the Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wand­te Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik (IOF) deve­lo­ps inno­va­ti­ve solu­ti­ons with light for a wide varie­ty of appli­ca­ti­ons. To cover the enti­re pho­to­nic pro­cess chain we use our com­pre­hen­si­ve com­pe­ten­ci­es in the are­as of opti­cal and mecha­ni­cal sys­tem design, micro- and nanos­truc­tu­red optics, opto-mecha­tro­ni­cal as well as pre­cis­i­on opti­cal com­pon­ents and sys­tems, func­tion­al sur­faces and coa­tings, laser and fiber tech­no­lo­gy, ima­ging and sens­ing tech­no­lo­gy, and future tech­no­lo­gies, such as opti­cal quan­tum tech­no­lo­gies. This leads to inno­va­ti­ve solu­ti­ons that open new fields of appli­ca­ti­on for pho­to­nics in sci­ence and indus­try.

The Fraun­ho­fer IOF is a pio­neer in appli­ed rese­arch on quan­tum pho­to­nics. It deve­lo­ps sci­en­ti­fic and indus­tri­al appli­ca­ti­ons, uti­li­zing the revo­lu­tio­na­ry inno­va­ti­on poten­ti­al of quan­tum tech­no­lo­gi­cal sys­tems. Inclu­ding, in par­ti­cu­lar, high­ly secu­re quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, low-noi­se quan­tum ima­ging sys­tems or advan­ced ion traps for quan­tum com­pu­ters. The Fraun­ho­fer IOF inte­gra­tes, opti­mi­zes, and minia­tu­ri­zes quan­tum tech­no­lo­gi­cal sys­tems using its com­pe­ten­ces along the enti­re quan­tum pho­to­nic pro­cess chain, from mode­ling to sys­tem deve­lo­p­ment, from basic rese­arch to the deve­lo­p­ment of appli­ca­ti­on-rea­dy pro­to­ty­pes. The Fraun­ho­fer IOF leads or par­ti­ci­pa­tes in seve­ral lar­ge quan­tum tech­no­lo­gy pro­jects: the QuN­ET initia­ti­ve, FMD-QNC, and Hyper­Space, to name a few.

Address / Cont­act

Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wand­te Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik (IOF)
Albert-Ein­stein-Str. 7
07745 Jena

Cont­act SQuaD:
Dr. Thors­ten Goe­bel
E‑mail: thorsten.albert.goebel@iof.fraunhofer.de