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.

Beam source characterization
© Helge Gerischer
Beam source characterization
Application-specific light sources
© Helge Gerischer
Application-specific light sources
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)