Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics

Technologies and systems from a single source

Fraunhofer IAF is participant in the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany (FMD)

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Annual Report 2017

The annual report provides information about the institute in figures, the work of the business units and their scientific projects as well as reporting on selected activities. The current edition was released in March 2018.

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Leading worldwide in III-V semiconductors

Fraunhofer IAF is a worldwide leader in III-V semiconductor research. We offer advice and support for the development of electronic and optoelectronic devices, components, and materials based on semiconductors. Our technologies are deployed in applications fields such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

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Infrared lasers for spectroscopy

Quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) combine a broad spectral tuning range of more than hundreds of wavenumbers with high spectral brightness. The infrared application laboratory at Fraunhofer IAF aims to bridge the gap between laser source and measurement system development at Fraunhofer IAF and customers.

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Millimeter-wave radar system for harsh environments

Due to the harsh environmental conditions in production and manufacturing sensors have to be extremely resistant to thermal radiation, dust, smoke, and steam. Fraunhofer IAF has developed a high-performance millimeter-wave radar system for harsh environments operating at W-band (75 – 110 GHz).

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GaN-based circuits reduce losses in power conversion

A more sustainable use of precious energy sources requires advanced approaches to reduce losses in power conversion. Power electronics based on gallium nitride (GaN) is the technology that helps use energy more efficiently. Fraunhofer IAF develops highly efficient power transistors and circuits.

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News 03/19/2018

Review of GeMiC 2018 in Freiburg

According to the motto »Riding the Green Waves«, scientists and engineers from all over the world presented their research results in the fields of microwave and radar technology at this year's German Microwave Conference.


News 03/14/18

Science for Costumers

The annual report provides information about the institute in figures, the work of the business units and their scientific projects as well as reporting on selected activities.


Press release 03/08/18

Revolutionizing Cancer Research with Diamond

With the nanodiamond the tumor tissue can be detected sooner and distinguished better from the healthy surrounding tissue.


Press release 02/15/18

Riding the green wave into the future of mobile communications

The German Microwave Conference (short: GeMiC 2018) will be held from 12 to 14 March 2018 at the Konzerthaus Freiburg.

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GeMiC 2018

The 11th German Microwave Conference 2018 will be held from March 12 – 14 in Freiburg, Germany and offers plenty of opportunities to exchange scientific and technical information.


Analytica 2018

From 10th to 13th April Fraunhofer IAF will present its latest quantum cascade laser technologies for the real-time spectroscopy of solid and liquid substances.


Hannover Messe 2018

A selection of its latest high-frequency electronics will be presented by the Fraunhofer IAF from 23 to 27 April at the world's leading trade fair for industry.

Conference + Fair

EUMW 2018

From September 23 to 28, 2018 Fraunhofer IAF will present the latest research results for millimeter wave and terahertz systems at the EUMW's accompanying fair.