Design and Simulation

The key area of expertise and the basis for all developments at the Fraunhofer IOF is optical and mechanical design as well as the simulation and analysis of optical and opto-mechanical systems inclusive of thermal and thermo-optical effects. Extensive design and modeling tools enable the simulation and optimization of systems for the THz to X-ray range - from micro-optics to astronomical telescopes.

 

Optics design

Optics design at Fraunhofer IOF encompasses the entire spectrum from diffractive and refractive optical elements all the way to components for integrated optics...
 

Mechanical design

Mechanical design and its combination with optical design are among the key competencies at Fraunhofer IOF...
 

System design

The Fraunhofer IOF offers the full development of an optical system from a single source: from the idea to the prototype to system integration...
 

Simulation and analysis

The Fraunhofer IOF carries out both optical and mechanical simulations and analyses of components and systems. A range of functions and processes...