Fraunhofer IOF at the LASER World of PHOTONICS

Visit us from 26 June to 29 June 2017 at the Munich Trade Fair. More information about all events, lectures and exhibits of Fraunhofer IOF can be found here:

more info

Freeform-Based Monolithic Night Vision Objective

more info

Ultraprecise Metal Scan Mirrors for Ultrashort Pulse Lasers

more info

Atomic Layer Deposition of Antireflection Coatings

more info

Mobile 3D-Scanner for Evidence Recovery at Crime Scenes

more info


The new ultra-thin camera for smartphones.

more info

Low-Stress Soldered Lenses for High-Performance Objectives

more info

Fraunhofer IOF - News



Fraunhofer IOF presents encryption technology for interception-free communication for the first time.


Photonics West 2017

Fraunhofer IOF presents high-resolution near-infrared 3D scanner

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 projects



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



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



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