Fraunhofer IOF Jena

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena conducts applied research in optical system technology on behalf of industry and as part of publicly funded joint research projects. The range of services offered by Fraunhofer IOF includes system solutions, starting with new design concepts, through technology development, manufacturing and measurement methods to the construction of prototypes and pilot series for applications in the wavelength range from millimeters to nanometers.

Fraunhofer IOF is pioneering applied optical quantum technology research and offers innovative solutions for applications in science and industry wherever quantum-technological systems have the potential to enable revolutionary applications. Our main focus lies in the development of robust quantum optical technologies for deployment and operation in real telecommunication infrastructure, in particular: space-proof hardware for satellite-based QKD, quantum light sources for long-distance quantum communication, quantum imaging and remote sensing, as well as a variety of quantum enabling photonic technologies.

Reference person: 
Dr. Fabian Steinlechner
Group Leader, Quantum Communication Technologies