Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Bio-Functional Surfaces

The Fraunhofer IOF develops structured surfaces with chemical functionalization, e.g. to specifically influence the colonization behavior of cells on surfaces.

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3D-Inkjet Printing of Optical Components

The Fraunhofer IOF develops a manufacturing process whose digital character makes it possible to manufacture individualized optical components flexibly and inexpensively.

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Array Microscope with Sub-Micrometer Resolution

The Fraunhofer IOF presents a new approach in which many microscope objectives are arranged in parallel in order to increase the imaged object area or, alternatively, to enable the resolution of very small structures.

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Hybrid Materials for the Preparation of Stochastic Nanostructures

The Fraunhofer IOF realizes broadband antireflective coatings on glass using AR-plas2®.

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In-Line 3D Measurement of Honeycomb Catalysts

The Fraunhofer IOF builds complete systems for 3D measurement according to customer requirements.

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Fraunhofer IOF - News

 

Experience the
research of our institute

On 22.11.19 the Fraunhofer IOF opens its doors for the Long Night of Sciences in Jena for young and old and presents exciting exhibits (e.g. on the world of quantum and man-machine interaction).

 

Visit us at the trade fair for medical technologies

The Fraunhofer IOF will present inkjet-printed functionalities for low-cost Lab-on-a-Chip systems and inkjet-printed 3D micro- and macrooptical components and systems at the Compamed (November 18-21, 2019).

 

Master and Doctorate
in Photonics

Students who have or expect to obtain a degree in physics, optics, engineering or a related subject can apply to the Max Planck School of Photonics until December 15th, 2019.

 

Quantum technologies discussed in Japan

In October, a delegation of Fraunhofer representatives travelled to Tokyo to discuss the challenges and potential of future applications of quantum technologies.

Fraunhofer IOF – Beutenberg Campus – City of Light Jena

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

07745 Jena
Beutenberg Campus
Albert-Einstein-Str. 7

 

Photonics –
Made in Jena

The Fraunhofer IOF conducts application-oriented research in the field of optical systems engineering on behalf of its clients in industry and within publicly-funded collaborative projects.

The field of optical system engineering enables the step from specific optical, mechanical and electronic components to optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic modules and systems with complex functionalities. The objective is to control light, from its generation to its application. In this context, the sustainable energy-efficient use of light – "Green Photonics" – plays a special role for the Fraunhofer IOF, particularly with regard to the Fraunhofer innovation cluster.

Current research projects

 

Tailored Optical Fibers

18 companies and three research institutions have teamed up in the Innovative Regional Growth Core ›Tailored Optical Fibers‹ [TOF] to develop and market tailored optical fibers for future applications.

 

3Dsensation

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

 

fo+

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

 

CAPS

The Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources CAPS under the leadership of the Fraunhofer ILT and the Fraunhofer IOF conducts research on laser sources and process technology for outputs up to 20 kW.