In the field of future technologies, research and development at Fraunhofer IOF currently focuses on two thematic areas:
Optical Quantum Technologies
At Fraunhofer IOF, applied research on optical quantum technologies is conducted and solutions for scientific and industrial applications are developed. Applications include tap-proof quantum communication, low-noise quantum imaging systems and advanced ion traps for quantum computers.
Active and Adaptive Optics
At Fraunhofer IOF, deformable mirrors are being developed to actively influence the wavefront in order to improve the system properties in a targeted manner. Our expertise is used for systems of laser and quantum communication between ground stations and geostationary satellites, for compensation of image perturbations in space telescopes or for focus adaptation and focus tracking in laser material processing.