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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF




The Innovation Alliance 3Dsensation aims to change the interaction of human and machine fundamentally.

Freeform Optics Plus is a regional growth core working on the development and commercialization of innovative freeform optical systems.

Research project for setting new standards in miniaturized imaging optics in the fields of consumer electronics, life sciences, automotive and sensors.

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Best Paper Award - 1st International ISPRS/CIPA Workshop

At the 1st International ISPRS/CIPA Workshop in Italy, Gunther Notni, Peter Kühmstedt, Matthias Heinze, Ingo Schmidt and Christian Bräuer-Burchardt won the Best Paper Award with their publication »Compact handheld fringe projection based underwater 3D-scanner«.


2nd International Symposium on Microoptical Imaging and Projection

From 24 to 26 March 2015, the 2nd International Symposium on Microoptical Imaging and Projection takes place on the Beutenberg Campus. The symposium is all about the intertwining of optoelectronics, microoptics, and image processing. This enables optimal solutions with superior miniaturization in imaging and projection applications.

Registration is open until February 27. You can find more information on

»Light for the future« - Scientific Symposium 2015

25 February 2015 | Stuttgart

National and international representatives from business, politics and industry came together in Stuttgart for the celebration of the International Year of Light and the 30th anniversary of the Stuttgart Optics Colloquium. The focus of the scientific symposium was on the entire spectrum of trends in optics and photonics.

In his speech, Prof. Andreas Tünnermann presented the current developments in the German photonics industry as well as the future challenges for optical technologies in the revolution of man-machine interaction. Afterwards, he introduced the latest research of the innovation alliance 3Dsensation in the demand areas production, healthcare, mobility and security.

Researchers from the Institute of Applied Physics of the FSU Jena (IAP) were honored at Photonics West

Young scientists from IAP received four awards in San Francisco for their outstanding developments in the field of ultra-short pulse fiber lasers. Marco Kienel, Christian Gaida, and Arno Klenke took the top three places at the sub-conference „Fiber Lasers: Technology, Systems, and Applications“. Felix Zimmermann was awarded at the sub-conference „Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific and Industrial Applications XV“.