Optical Components and Systems

The Fraunhofer IOF possesses comprehensive expertise in the entire process chain from the design of optical components and systems all the way to system integration. Developments on the basis of this include such as miniaturized imaging and projection systems for information, communication and safety, wafer and mask chucks for lithography and metrology, mirror systems for astronomy and aerospace, laser systems for ophthalmology and materials processing as well as 3D measuring systems for quality assurance, criminology and medicine. The optical components and systems of the Fraunhofer IOF cover the entire spectral range starting from extreme ultraviolet up to terahertz.

 

Systems for astronomy and aerospace

Modern and powerful mirror optics for imaging, spectroscopy and beam shaping are based on complex optical surfaces. In the aerospace field...
 

Precision Optomechanical Systems

On the path to nanotechnology, new and precise components and system solutions are required. The combination of optics and mechanics creates...
 

Terahertz-Optics

THz radiation is low in energy and therefore not harmful. It penetrates major types of plastics, paper, clothing and...
 

Infrared-Optics

Reflectors with homogenous illumination and high thermal conductivity as well as mirrors with complex surfaces are manufactured by diamond processing at Fraunhofer IOF for a range of applications...
 

LED-Illumination Systems

In order to make use of the benefits of modern LED technology in general lighting, including high electro-optical conversion efficiency, controllable color and long useful life...
 

LED- and OLED-Optics

Decoupling and beam-shaping optics for LEDs and OLEDs (organic LEDs) transport light from the source to the application...

 

Projection systems

Modern concepts for the projection of static and dynamic image content use lithographically structured masks or innovative images such as OLED micro displays...
 

Refractive Optics

One area of focus in microoptic technology at Fraunhofer IOF is the lithographic generation of microlens arrays or other optical microstructures...
 

Diffractive Optics

Diffractive optics based on micro- and nanostructured surfaces offer flexible possibilities to present new optical functions which are often barely achievable with conventional optics. This opens up new areas of application...
 

Hybrid Optics

The combination of diffractive functions with conventional optical elements such as lenses in one element offers diverse possibilities
 

Waveguide Optics

The Fraunhofer IOF has many years of experience in the field of developing components and circuits in waveguide optics for a range of fields of application...
 

Microoptic Modules

Fraunhofer IOF is an expert in technology for creating increasingly complex multilayer microoptic modules based on the repeated use of lithographic structuring...