Optical Metrology

Research Focus


Optical Fiber Technology and Surface Metrology

Development of new approaches in optical metrology, image processing, process control, and surface characterization


Optical Inspection Technology

The scientists focus their research on the development of optical-spectroscopical measuring technologies to characterize and to monitor gas phase processes by ppb trace gas, multi gas and aerosol analytics. 



Waveguide-based trace gas analysis of methane, Timeframe: 03/2023–03/2026 (BMBF: FKZ 01LY2210B)


Digital Vision Experts, Timeframe: 10/2022–03/2024 (BMWK: FKZ 03EFTSN217)

News and Media


Press Release / 1.6.2023

Optimizing Production Processes through Modularization

Fraunhofer IWS at Laser World of Photonics


News / 24.5.2023

Precise Mobile Tracking for Emission Reduction

Measurement System for Fast and Reliable Methane Detection


Press release / 2.3.2023

A New Generation of Instruments for Gas Permeation Measurement

“SimPerm” Project Enables Simultaneous Determination of Oxygen and Water Vapor Permeation Rates for the First Time


Press release / 1.12.2022

New Fraunhofer Safety Technology Reduces Transportation Accidents

Safety in Warehouse Logistics