Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)

Technical expertise#

Fraunhofer AZOM offers expertise in the fields of photonic systems, fiber technologies and metrology, surface and materials technologies as well as image processing and process control.

© Helge Gerischer
Beam source characterization
© Helge Gerischer
Beam source characterization
Working on scanning electron microscope
© Helge Gerischer
Working on scanning electron microscope

Photonic system components, fiber technologies and metrology

  • Laser beam characterization and stability analysis
  • Non-linear optics technologies
  • Special light sources engineering
  • Measurement of human functional parameters
  • Optical sensor elements for bio-microsensors
  • Fiber measurement technology (dispersion measurements)
  • Fibersensorics
  • Characterization of biological systems

Surface and materials technologies

  • Interferometric surface analysis
  • Optical analysis of material parameters in surface  processes
  • Optical measurement methods for life quality analysis
  • Laser-based spectroscopic methods
  • Plasma spectroscopy
  • Color and texture measurement technology

Image processing and process control

  • Industrial process monitoring in combination with machine learning
  • Non-destructive characterization of components
  • Imaging optical methods in medical technology
  • High-speed imaging of thermal processes
  • Application-specific automation solutions
  • Closed-loop distance measuring technology

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Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies (AZOM)