Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Welcome to Fraunhofer IAF

Your partner in III-V semiconductor research. We develop electronic and optoelectronic devices, components, and materials based on semiconductors. Our technologies are used in applications fields such as security, energy, communication, health, and mobility.

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Quantum computing

We use our expertise in electronics and diamond to improve the performance of qubits and quantum memories, to develop novel quantum hardware, to increase computing time and to reduce error rates.

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Diamond-based quantum sensors

We develop diamond-based quantum sensors that can detect magnetic and electric fields with a spatial resolution of just a few nanometers down to individual electron and nuclear spins.

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Technologies and systems from a single source

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

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Press release 03/02/2021

On-chip photon pair sources for quantum technologies

Fraunhofer IAF starts project on AlGaAs Bragg reflection waveguides as photon pair sources


Press release 02/05/2021

Fraunhofer launches lighthouse project to develop technologies for 6G

Fraunhofer IAF is conducting research in the joint project "6G SENTINEL"


Press release 02/04/2021

Innovative sensor solution for cobots – secure human-robot collaboration thanks to radar


News 01/08/2021

€19 million state funds go to projects in the Fraunhofer Competence Center “Quantum Computing Baden-Württemberg“


News 2/2/2021

Annual Report 2020/21 »Quantum«

In this year’s annual report we show you how we are actively shaping the second generation of quantum technologies at Fraunhofer IAF.

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Fraunhofer IAF

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF

Tullastrasse 72
79108 Freiburg
Phone +49 761 5159-0

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