Fiber Optical Sensor Systems

Fiber optic and photonic measuring systems drive development of innovative concepts of measurement and regulation while also opening up whole new areas of applied use. They play a role in the optimization of energy efficiency and serve as a key innovation factor for new and future-oriented markets.

In the Fiber Optical Sensor Systems department at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut the focus of our application-oriented research is squarely on a new generation of photonic sensors. These are distinguished by extreme miniaturization, high networking and communication capability, and extremely low power consumption or even complete energy self-sufficiency.

The challenges for this are manifold - new materials need to be researched and new processing methods for integrated optical components with ultrashort laser pulses need to be developed along with new concepts for the production of chip based photonic sensors and sensor systems.

The Fiber Optical Sensor Systems department is located on the EnergyCampus in Goslar close to the Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen (EFZN) and the Clausthal University of Technology.

Technologies and Solutions

The department develops innovative solutions for you. Learn more about the range of our technologies and solutions.

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Research Groups

With its three R&D groups, the Fiber Optical Sensor Systems Department focuses on application-oriented research based on femtosecond laser technology.

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Current research at the department is based on over 20 projects from industry and public funding on European and national level. Besides application-oriented research projects for industry 4.0, battery safety engineering and medical sector, the femtosecond laser technology is applied in many basic research projects developing new material functionalization for glass, polymers, crystals, and metal.

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People and Contact

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Research for the Energy Transition

At a time when climate change and the limitation of fossil fuels threaten our future, the search for sustainable energy solutions is of paramount importance. This is where we come in. That's why we research and develop innovative technologies that help drive the energy transition forward in a sustainable way.

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