Photonic Sensors and Measuring Systems

Light as an instrument of precision opens up a wide range of possibilities for metrology, sensor technology and analytics. Diverse optical and opto-electronic measuring and sensor systems are developed at the Fraunhofer IOF. The spectrum ranges from process-integrated quality assurance and 3D shape measurement via surface characterization to terahertz spectroscopy.

 

3D measuring systems

The Fraunhofer IOF designs and realizes optical 3D measuring systems for various applications on the basis of modern imaging 3D measurement...
 

Metrological computer tomography

Computer tomography enables the non-destructive detection and recording of the internal and external geometry of an object. Using virtual sections...
 

Systems for surface and coating characterization

At Fraunhofer IOF, custom-designed measurement techniques are developed for the characterization of surfaces and thin film coatings in the lab...
 

Terahertz measurement systems

The development of powerful emitters and rapid line detectors enables the development of new industrial applications in THz imaging and tomography...
 

Image sensors

Optical sensors convert optical input signals, from the ultraviolet to the infrared range, into electrical signals for further inference of physical variables...
 

Biophotonic sensors

Biophotonic systems and sensors enable the life and environmental sciences to carry out quick and precise analyses. They are used for various...