Current press releases

There are just few press releases available in English. All press releases can be found on the German press page.

Jena's skyline shines in the United States

Together with Thuringian Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow and representatives of the Thuringian Landtag, the director of Fraunhofer IOF Prof. Andreas Tünnermann as well as other members of the institute visited the optics region Rochester (USA). In addition to the visit of the company QED Technologies, Inc., the program also included handing over a holographic laser projector to the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC) as an exhibit.

Press Release: Jena's skyline shines in the United States

New partnership between the optics region Rochester and Jena

With the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on September 12th in Rochester, the partnership between the world’s two leading optics regions was taken to a new level. The exchange will be strengthened, and research and industry on both sides of the Atlantic will profit.

Press Release: New partnership between the optics region Rochester and Jena

The Next Generation of Adaptive Optics: PI (Physik Instrumente) and the Fraunhofer IOF Support Visualization of Exoplanets in the E-ELT

In cooperation with PI (Physik Instrumente), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) is developing a new actuator concept for the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), which is currently being planned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). It is intended to use 11,000 PICMA® multilayer piezo actuators in extremely accurate adaptive optics (XAO) to make it possible to get a clear and sharp view into space with pitch of less than 4 mm.

Press Release: The Next Generation of Adaptive Optics

Dazzlingly sharp images on curved screens

Projecting images on curved screens poses a dilemma. The sharper the image, the darker it is. A novel optical approach brings brightness and sharpness together for the first time on screens of any curvature – and additionally allows about 10,000-times faster projection rates. Researchers will be presenting their technology November 4-6 at Vision 2014 in Stuttgart. (Hall 1, Booth G42)

More info - Press release of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Research team from Jena receives the Thuringian Research Award for Applied Research: multi-contrast microscopy for clinical use

Jena-based scientists from the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT), the Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC), the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) and Jena University Hospital investigated a multi-contrast imaging approach, a key to powerful clinical diagnostics. For this research work they will be presented the research award of the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of Thuringia on February 8, 2013.

Compact light scattering measurement system – Fraunhofer IOF at Photonics West 2013 in San Francisco

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena are presenting new developments in optics, laser technology, production, and imaging at this year’s Photonics West. One exhibit will be a table-top light scattering measurement system.