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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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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Technologies and systems from a single source

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

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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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Technologies and Systemas from a single source

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


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The Rhythm of the Light

Within the current research project SusLight, experts, for example, engage with the effects of different color values of LED light on the viewer.



Of highly sensitive Satellites and the passion for research

In the interview Markus Rösch speaks about how his team has developed highly sensitive amplifiers for the ESA and when the satellites will be launched into space.



Terranova – Thinking beyond a network standard

With the combination of wireless links and fiber optics, the project Terranova is taking a step towards future data networks beyond the 5G standard.

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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, power electronics and laser technologies will be presented by the Fraunhofer IAF from 23 to 27 April at the world's leading trade fair for industry.


Automatica 2018

Experience Fraunhofer IAF's latest developments in high-frequency electronics from June 19th to 22nd at the Leading Exhibition for Smart Automation and Robotics.