Events

 

Conferences / Workshops / Events

An overview of conferences, workshops, and events with Fraunhofer IOF participation can be found here:

 

Trade fairs

Experience our innovative optical developments up close at fairs. You will find us at the following fairs:

 

Career fairs

You can meet us in person and learn more about us as an employer at the following career fairs. (You can also find more information online: Jobs / Carreer at Fraunhofer IOF)

Conferences / Workshops / Events 2024

Fraunhofer IOF is involved in the following conferences, workshops, events as an actor or as an organizer:

JAN

  • Event "Precision from Jena", qp-tech.edu
    Learn about new applications of quantum effects in the fields of sensor technology, imaging and communication. The Fraunhofer IOF is participating in this event with its own lecture and a lab tour. Registration and program
    January 16, 2024, 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena
  • Hands-On Workshop on Photonic Quantum Technologies, qp-tech.edu
    Fraunhofer IOF contributes with a lecture and a lab tour to this event.
    In person and free of charge, to registration
    January 22 – January 23, 2024, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena
  • Public Saturday Lecture of the FSU Jena
    Lecturer Dr. Stefan Risse: "Space cab through the sky - Exploring space with James Webb, Bepi Colombo, DESIS and JUICE"
    As part of the lecture, various modern optical systems for exploring distant galaxies will be presented, in which Fraunhofer is involved with the development of high-precision mirror-based optics. Come along and see spectacular images of distant galaxies and the depths of space as well as high-resolution images of the Earth. more information
    January 20, 2024, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena
  • SPIE Photonics West
    conference contributions on the topics: "Soldering of optics for the 532 nm, 100 mW raman laser for JAXA’s mission to Phobos, and for ExoMars" by Dr. Erik Beckert
    "Compact, high performant prepare-and-measure photon source based on indistinguishable VCSELs" by Dr. Erik Beckert
    "Ultra bright polarization entangled photon sources, e.g. based on time-reversed Hong-Ou-Mandel interference" by Dr. Erik Beckert
    "Laser optics for the manipulation and readout of single atomic ions" by Dr. Michael Reibe
    "Nanostructured AR coatings for trapped ion quantum computing experiments" by Dr. Astrid Bingel
    January 30 – February 1,2024, San Francisco/USA
  • Conference Oldenburger 3D-Tage
    January 31 – February 1, 2024, Oldenburg

FEB

  • SPIE Photonics West
    January 30 – February 1,2024, San Francisco/USA
  • Conference Oldenburger 3D-Tage
    January 31 – February 1, 2024, Oldenburg

MAR

  • Hands-On Training on Photonic Quantum Technologies, qp-tech.edu
    The workshop provides an insight into the topics of quantum sensor technology, quantum imaging and quantum communication with the help of presentations, laboratory experiments and discussion rounds. to registration
    March 14 – March 15, 2024, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena
  • Laser World of Photonics China
    Conference chair: Dr. Sven Schröder
    March 20 – March 22, 2024, Shanghai/China
  • DWT Conference
    Fraunhofer IOF took part at DWT Conference with lecture:
    Dr. Till Walbaum »Technologien für Hochenergielaser«
    March 21, 2024, Bonn

APR

  • SPIE Optical Systems Design
    conference contributions on the topics: "Thin film black coatings based on interference and absorption" by Dr. Peter Munzert
    "Nanostructured AR coatings for trapped ion quantum computing experiments" by Dr. Astrid Bingel
    "Performance of UV-molded vs. injection molded maskless microlensarrays for multi-aperture projection" by Dmitrii Stefanidi
    "Design of maskless micro-optical automotive low-beam" by Dmitrii Stefanidi
    April 7 – April 11, 2024, Strasbourg/France
  • Symposium on Optical Coatings for Laser Applications (OCLA)
    conference contribution on the topic "Round-robin absorption measurements of HR-coatings at 1064 nm" by Dr. Christian Mühlig
    April 16, 2024, Buchs/Switzerland
  • Hands-On Training on Photonic Quantum Technologies, qp-tech.edu
    The workshop provides an insight into the topics of quantum sensor technology, quantum imaging and quantum communication with the help of presentations, laboratory experiments and discussion rounds. to registration
    April 16 – April 17, 2024, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena
  • Point-of-care Diagnostics Meeting
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "Microbial cell analysis using angle-resolved light scattering for lab-on-a-chip applications" by Anne-Sophie Munser
    April 17 – April 18, 2024, Leipzig
  • SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing/Photonics West Meeting
    Presentation of the scientific paper "Multichannel-GaAsP-photomultiplier-based fiber bundle ISM-STED microscope" by Marcus Babin at the conference "Advanced Photon Counting Techniques XVIII" (Date: April 23)
    more information and program
    April 21 – April 25, 2024, National Harbour, Maryland/USA
  • Hannover Messe
    Fraunhofer IOF takes part in the Hannover Messe with a presentation in the session "Space travel as a utilisation model for industry":
    Dr. Stephanie Hesse-Ertelt with "Next-generation photonic technologies for space missions"
    April 23, 2024, Hannover
  • European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "Light scattering sensors for in-line roughness and defect assessment of optical components" by Dr. Nadja Felde or Marius Wyltschew
    April 23 – April 24, 2024, Teisnach
  • Tech-Pitch at "QNC-Summit 2024"
    In the second round of tech pitches, Michael Reibe will present one of four innovative enabling technologies for atomic qubit platforms in his talk “From macroscopic setups to integrated electro-optical microsystems”: Information and booking.
    April 24, 2024, Berlin, dbb forum
  • Forsche-Schüler-Tag
    As part of the annual initiative organized by the Beutenberg Campus e.V., we cordially invite pupils from the 8th grade onwards to gain first-hand insights into our research and to experience science directly and also to participate themselves. further information
    April 25, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena

MAY

  • SVC Technical Conference (TechCon)
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "In-situ characterization of coating roughness evolution using light scattering methods" by Dr. Nadja Felde
    May 6 – May 9, 2024, Chicago/USA
  • InnoCON Thuringia
    The Fraunhofer IOF will have a stand at the annual event. We look forward to the opportunity to enter into dialog with you on the topic of “TransferXThüringen: Sharing knowledge. Create innovations.” and to discuss the transfer of knowledge and technology in detail with all participants.
    More information
    May 15, 2024, Weimar
  • Lecture “Mysterium Lucis Reflexae - The mystery of reflected light”
    Fraunhofer IOF scientist Prof. Norbert will give a lecture on the mysteries of light reflections entitled »Mysterium Lucis Reflexae – Das Geheimnis des reflektierten Lichtes« (English: “Mysterium Lucis Reflexae - The Mystery of Reflected Light”) at the Gera City and Regional Library on Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 pm.
    More information
    May 16, 2024, Weimar
  • "Green Photonics"-Workshop
    The workshop will focus on photonics as a key technology on the way to a more sustainable future. The event is part of a series of events on the topic of photonics for sustainability. "Green Photonics" in cooperation with project partners and co-organizers. Here you will find further information and the possibility to registration.
    May 27 – May 29, Jena, IOF
  • 4S Syposium
    Fraunhofer IOF takes part in the 4S Symposium with following presentation:
    Lucas Zettlitzer: "Reflective dual field-of-view optical system"
    May 30, 2024, Palma de Mallorca/ Spain

JUN

  • International Conference on Space Optics (ICSOS)
    June 10 – June 11, 2024, Copenhagen/Denmark
  • SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
    conference contribution on the topic "Coated black aperture stops for space-based applications" by Dr. Stefan Schwinde
    June 16 – June 21, 2024, Yokohama/Japan
  • Hands-On Training on Photonic Quantum Technologies
    Modern quantum technologies and the targeted generation, manipulation and use of individual quantum systems promise innovative applications, especially in the fields of communication, computing, and sensor technology.
    More information
    June 19 - 20, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Vacation workshop in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
    In the cross-thematic, three-day workshop, we explicitly invite pupils to get to know the various professional fields in engineering, to expand their own knowledge and to get to know us better.
    More information
    June 24 - 26, 2024, Ernst Abbe Hochschule, Jena

JUL

  • Conference on Optics-Photonics Design and Fabrication (ODF)
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "Impact of surface specifications on thin film coatings" by Dr. Sven Schröder
    July 10 – July 12, 2024, Tucson/USA

AUG

  • SPIE Optics & Photonics
    August 18 – August 22, 2024, San Diego/USA
  • Global Conference on Optics, Photonics and Lasers (GCOPTICS)
    conference contribution on the topic "Advantages of atomic layer deposition for optical coatings" by Dr. Adriana Szeghalmi
    August 22 – August 24, 2024, Berlin
  • XXIV IMEKO World Congress
    August 26 – August 29, 2024, Hamburg

SEPT

  • International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering (PSE)
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "Low loss nanostructures for 355 nm" by Anne Gärtner
    September 2 – September 5, 2024, Erfurt
  • European Optical Society Annual Meeting (EOSAM)
    Conference chair: Dr. Sven Schröder; anticipated conference contribution on the topic "The art of characterizing light scattering from optical components and systems" by Dr. Tobias Herffurth
    September 9 – 12, 2024, Naples/Italy
  • Workshop “Ultra-precision production of aspheres & freeforms” in cooperation with OptoNet e.V.
    Get to know new application possibilities and your colleagues in the market. Together with OptoNet e.V., Fraunhofer IOF is looking forward to the 11th workshop of this kind with you. More information
    September 17-18, Beutenberg-Campus/ Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Career and networking event for students and doctoral candidates
    The Photonic Days Jena 2024 offer a wide range of lectures, workshops and various networking opportunities with companies from the fields of optics and photonics.
    September 26-27, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Applied Photonics Award
    The Applied Photonics Awards is the presentation of the Young Talent Award for final theses in the field of applied photonics. The award is organized by the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. The event takes place as part of the Photonics Days Jena.
    September 26-27, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena

OCT

  • SPIE Laser Damage
    conference contribution on the topic "Round-robin absorption measurements of HR-coatings at 1064 nm" by Dr. Christian Mühlig
    October 7 – October 10, 2024, San Ramon/USA
  • International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO)
    anticipated conference contribution on the topic "Light scattering metrology for optical surfaces from the UV to the IR spectral region" by Dr. Tobias Herffurth
    October 21 – October 25, 2024, Antibes Juan-Ies-Pins/France

NOV

  • Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
    Experience our research live and on site. Look over our shoulders and ask us any questions you can think of about our projects! LNDW 2024
    November 25, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Women in Photonics
    The Women in Photonics career workshop offers young female scientists the opportunity to attend on-site coaching workshops and gain interactive knowledge. The event is organized by the Leibniz IPHT.
    more information
    November, 2024, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena

DEC

 

Trade fairs 2024

Experience our innovative optical developments up close at the following trade fairs:

JAN

  • SPIE Photonics West
    January 30 – February 1,2024, San Francisco/USA

FEB

  • SPIE Photonics West
    January 30 – February 1,2024, San Francisco/USA

MAR

  • DWT-Conference "Angewandte Forschung für Sicherheit und Verteidigung in Deutschland"
    (Applied research for security and defense in Germany)
    Fraunhofer IOF Co-exhibitor in the Fraunhofer service area "Verteidigung, Vorbeugung und Sicherheit VVS" (Defense, prevention and security)
    March 19 – March 21, 2024, Bonn
APR
  • analytica
    The focus of the trade fair is on laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology.
    April 9 – April 12, 2024, Munich
  • Control
    The international trade fair highlights in theory and presents in practice the current global range of technologies, processes, products and system solutions for industrial quality assurance.
    April 23 – April 26, 2024, Stuttgart
MAY
  • GPEC General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference
    The International Trade Fair, Conferences & Trainings for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security in combination with the International Forum on Combating Crime and Terrorism enables the exchange of experts, manufacturers and users in this field.
    More information about booth 2/D74
    May 6 – 8, 2024, Leipzig
  • Optatec
    The international trade fair for optical technologies, components and systems enables experts, manufacturers and users in this field to exchange ideas.
    May 14 – May 16, 2024, Frankfurt
  • Rapid.Tech 3D
    At the RapidTech 3D trade fair, leading scientists will present their latest research findings and companies and research institutions will showcase current products and technologies in the field of additive manufacturing (3D printing).
    May 14 – May 16, 2024, Erfurt

JUN

  • ILA
    At the ILA, exhibitors from the aerospace industry present the latest aircraft and technologies and showcase the future of these with focus on innovation, new technologies, sustainability and high-tech solutions.
    June 5 – June 9, 2024, Berlin
  • International Conference on Space Optics (ICSOS)
    June 10 – June 11, 2024, Copenhagen/Denmark
  • Quantum 2.0
    The trade fair focuses on the development and use of quantum superposition and entanglement in large technical systems.
    June 16 – June 20, 2024, Rotterdam/Netherlands

JUL

 

AUG

 

SEPT

  • W3+ Fair
    The trade fair offers the opportunity for researchers, developers and producers from the key technologies of optics, photonics, electronics and mechanics to network with each other and with international experts from a wide range of application areas.
    September 25 – September 26, 2024, Jena

OCT

  • Vision
    The latest products, technologies and trend topics in this field will be presented at the world's leading trade fair for machine vision.
    October 8 – October 10, 2024, Stuttgart
  • International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
    October 14 – October 18, 2024, Milano/Italy
  • International Conference on Space Optics (ICSO)
    October 21 – October 25, 2024, Antibes Juan-Ies-Pins/France
  • IZB
    The trade fair is aimed at suppliers to the automotive industry.
    October 22 – October 24, 2024, Wolfsburg

NOV

  • Space Tech Expo Europe
    At Europe's largest exhibition and conference for the aerospace industry the latest developments in this field will be presented.
    November 19 – November 21, 2024, Bremen

DEC

 

Career fairs 2024

At the following career fairs you can meet us in person and get information and advice about our job offers:

JAN

  • SPIE Photonics West
    Fraunhofer IOF presents itself to all interested parties as an international employer in the German Pavilion of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. More information at SPIE Photonics West
    January 30 – February 1, 2024, San Francisco/USA

FEB

  • SPIE Photonics West
    Fraunhofer IOF presents itself to all interested parties as an international employer in the German Pavilion of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. More information at SPIE Photonics West
    January 30 – February 1, 2024, San Francisco/USA
  • ASP Internship Fair
    February 2, 2024, Abbe Center of Photonics, Jena

MAR

  • Berufsinfomarkt
    We look forward to a direct exchange with pupils and prospective trainees. More information
    March 9, 2024, Volkshaus Jena, Jena

APR

  • IT-Kom 2024
    April 24, 2024, FH Erfurt, Erfurt
  • Forsche-Schüler-Tag
    As part of the annual initiative organized by the Beutenberg Campus e.V., we cordially invite pupils from the 8th grade onwards to gain first-hand insights into our research and to experience science directly and also to participate themselves. More information
    April 25, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena

MAY

  • Optatec
    We look forward to answering all your questions about Fraunhofer IOF as an employer at Optatec.
    May 14 – May 16, 2024, Frankfurt
  • Green Photonics Workshop
    May 27 – May 29, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena

JUN

  • Jobbörse and Photonic Career Day of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
    Fraunhofer IOF provides information about its own offers for young scientists (internships, theses, jobs) on the PAF job fair
    July 18, 2024, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm, Foyer of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the FSU at Max-Wien-Platz 1, Jena

JUL

 

AUG

 

SEPT

  • Forum Berufsstart
    Visit us at the Forum Berufsstart 2024 and find out about career opportunities in optics and photonics. Admission is free.
    September 4 -5, 2024, Fair Erfurt, Erfurt
  • Summerschool Photonica
    September 17, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Photonics Days Jena 2024
    The career and networking event for students and doctoral candidates Photonics Days Jena 2024 offer a wide range of lectures, workshops and various networking opportunities with companies from the optics and photonics sectors.
    September 26 – 27, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena

OCT

  • inova2024
    Visit us at the career fair inova2024 and find out about a wide range of career opportunities in optics and photonics and get to know us personally.
    October 22, 2024, Technische Universität Ilmenau, Ilmenau

NOV

  • Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
    Experience our research live and directly on site. Look over our shoulders and ask us all the questions you can think of about our projects! LNDW 2024
    November 22, 2024, Fraunhofer IOF, Jena
  • Praxis trifft Campus
    Visit us at the company contact exchange Praxis meets Campus 2024 and find out about career opportunities in optics and photonics. Admission is free.
    November 2024, Foyer EAH Jena, Jena
  • Women in Photonics
    The Women in Photonics career workshop offers young female scientists the opportunity to attend on-site coaching workshops and gain interactive knowledge. The event is organized by the Leibniz IPHT.
    More information
    November 2024, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena

DEC