For Researchers

 

Quantum Sensors

 

One of our goals at the Fraunhofer IAF is it to develop magnetometers with the highest spatial resolutions and the highest sensitivities, so that it will be possible to detect individual atomic nuclear spins - a revolution in the field of nanoanalytics.

 

Quantum Computing

 

At Fraunhofer IAF, we conduct research in the field of electronics and diamond for quantum computing. Our goal is to contribute to advances in the performance of qubits and quantum memories, to increase the achievable computing times of quantum computers with novel quantum hardware and to reduce error rates.

 

Electronic Circuits

 

high-frequency electronics and power electronics

We develop transistors, monolithic integrated circuits (ICs) and modules for a broad spectrum of applications. We address high frequency and power applications in the microwave and (sub)millimeter-waves range up to 670 GHz, as well as power electronics for use in power switches and converters up to 100 MHz.

 

Optoelectronic Devices

 

In the field of optoelectronics, we mainly develop photodetectors and semiconductor lasers for the infrared spectrum (wavelength > 1,5 µm), but also for the solar-blind ultraviolet spectrum (< 280nm).

 

Diamond Devices

 

Components and devices based on mono- and polycrystalline diamond: We grow high-purity and selectively doped diamond layers using plasma CVD and develop processes for further processing.

Material Development

 

We are also working on the research and development of new materials for the realization of new device concepts and for the improvement and expansion of our existing device portfolio. These include, for example, high-quality graphene layers and flakes as well as AlScN layers for piezoelectric filters.

Lighthouse projects

 

With our Fraunhofer lighthouse projects we focus our efforts precisely on the needs and requests that come from industry.