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.
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Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (IOF)
Dr. Thorsten Goebel