Fraunhofer IOF

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

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Concave mirror of silicium for extremely short wavelengths.

The Fraunhofer IOF develops solutions with light to cope foremost challenges for the future in the areas energy and environment, information and security, as well as health care and medical technology.
The competences comprise the entire process chain starting with optics and mechanics design via the development of manufacturing processes for optical and mechanical components and processes of system integration up to the manufacturing of prototypes. Focus of research is put on multifunctional optical coatings, micro- and nano- optics, solid state light sources, optical measurement systems, and opto-mechanical precision systems.