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Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF

Fraunhofer IOF Headquarter
Fraunhofer IOF Produkte



Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF


Albert-Einstein-Straße 7, 07745 Jena, Germany


+49 3641 807-0


+49 3641 807-600



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The Fraunhofer IOF conducts application-oriented research in the field of optical systems engineering on behalf of its clients in industry and within publicly-funded collaborative projects.

The field of optical system engineering enables the step from specific optical, mechanical and electronic components to optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic modules and systems with complex functionalities. The objective is to control light, from its generation to its application. In this context, the sustainable energy-efficient use of light – "Green Photonics" – plays a special role for the Fraunhofer IOF, particularly with regard to the Fraunhofer innovation cluster.

Clients of Fraunhofer IOF come from the information and communications, lighting, transport, production, life sciences, food, medical technology, environmental and safety engineering markets.


The Fraunhofer IOF provides the entire process chain, starting from system design to manufacture of prototype optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems.

The competence portfolio encompasses:

Business Fields

Optical Components and Systems
Systems for astronomy, aerospace, projection systems, laser systems, measurement systems, optomechanical projection systems


Precision Engineering Components and Systems
Equipment for lithography, gas storage and guides, drive and motion systems, molding tools, special machine

Functional Optical Surfaces and Layers
Surface modifications, multifunctional optical coatings on plastic, glass, ceramic and metal for wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet to infrared


Photonic Sensors and Measuring Systems
3D measuring systems, systems for surface and thin film characterization, terahertz measuring systems, biophotonic sensors, image sensors, computer tomography


Fiber designs, fiber concepts, fiber coupler, fiber amplifiers, fiber components, fiber splices and fiber laser systems with varying wavelengths, ultra-short pulses and services

Education & Training

The cooperation with the Institute for Applied Physics of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (IAP) saved the scientific progress as well as the training of young scientists.

Careers at Fraunhofer:


Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann


Albert-Einstein-Street 7, 07745 Jena, Germany


+49 3641 807201

Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni

Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni

Head of Optical Systems

Albert-Einstein-Street 7, 07745 Jena, Germany


+49 3641 807217



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