Fraunhofer IPM

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques, systems and materials for industry. In this way we enable our customers to minimize their use of energy and resources while at the same time maximizing quality and reliability. Fraunhofer IPM makes processes more ecological and at the same time more economical. Many years of experience with optical technologies and functional materials form the basis for high-tech solutions in the fields of production control, materials characterization and testing, object and shape detection, gas and process technology as well as functional materials and systems.

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

Heidenhofstrasse 8

79110 Freiburg


Phone +49 761 8857-0

Fax +49 761 8857-224

Latest News


Software from Fraunhofer IPM supports optimized route planning for fiber-optic networks

Deutsche Telekom AG will optimize the planning for new fiber-optic cables in the future using infrastructure data it collects itself. To achieve this, the company is investing in optical measurement technology with automated data analysis. Fraunhofer IPM has developed software for the telecommunications group that automatically recognizes physical objects in measurement data and uses these results to relay reliable planning data for civil engineering works, one of the major risks implicit in the expansion of fiber-optic networks.
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Professor Karsten Buse has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society OSA

Karsten Buse, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg and Professor of Optical Systems at the Institute for Microsystems Technology IMTEK at the University of Freiburg has been appointed Fellow of the Optical Society OSA.
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QUILT Autumn School »Quantum-Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy«

Within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF from Jena, Germany, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM from Freiburg, Germany, will organize an Autumn School on Quantum-Enhanced Imaging & Spectroscopy at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, from September 9-12, 2018.
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Quantum Technology for Advanced Imaging – QUILT

Selected preparation, control and use of individual photons and quantum states for modern applications – in October 2017, six Fraunhofer Institutes launched a new lighthouse project: QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions). The scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT have begun to develop robust, marketable photon sources for imaging processes based on quantum technology. Conceivable areas of application can be found in medical or measuring technology, in which new areas of the electromagnetic spectrum can be tapped and the limits of imaging extended.
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