Latest News

Here we will inform you about the latest research topics, upcoming events and other news of the department.


Stuttgart, Konferenz / 3.5. – 6.5.2022

Digital Twins and Terahertz Waves Ensure Quality

The Fraunhofer ITWM will again be present at the international trade fair for quality assurance »Control« in Stuttgart. From May 3 to 6, our researchers show their testing systems for assuring product quality in industrial environments in hall 6, booth 6301. 


Press Release / 23.3.2022

The Next Generation of OCT Layer Thickness Measurement Systems

Our researchers use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure the thickness of very thin layers and are developing the next generation of these measurement systems in »Dünnschicht-OCT«. In the process, the experts are pushing into layer thickness ranges of less than 2 µm. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

Upcoming Events

Due to the developments regarding the spread of the corona virus in Germany, our events and also the visits to the events of the next weeks and months are canceled or postponed. We will inform you here as soon as the situation has changed and events are taking place again. Events with participation of our department which have been postponed or canceled can be found in the following overview.


Project Meeting, online / 26.1.2023

Digital Event on the Project »T-KOS«

In the joint project »T-KOS«, solutions are being developed that demonstrate the potential of terahertz technologies for the first time in the fields of communication and sensor technology for industrial applications.

Our expert Dr. Fabian Friedrich from the division »Material Characterization and Testing« will present one of the demonstrators in a lecture.


San Francisco, California, USA, Conference / 28.01 – 02.02.2023

SPIE Photonics West 2023

SPIE Photonics West is an international event that gives visibility to current research on photonics technologies. 

Our expert Prof. Dr. Georg von Freymann will give a plenary talk on »Microoptics«. Furthermore, we will present two scientific papers.

Hannover, Conference / 5.3.2023 – 10.3.2023

DPG Spring Meeting SAMOP23

The Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society) will hold its annual spring meeting of the »Section Atoms, Molecules, Quantum Optics and Photonics« (SAMOP) at the University of Hannover. Two colleagues from our department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will each contribute a lecture to the program of the conference.

Mirco Kutas will present his talk entitled "Terahertz Sensing With Undetected Photons" and Björn Haase will speak on "Phase-Quadrature Quantum Imaging With Undetected Light".


Paris, Fair / 25.04. – 27.04.2023

JEC World 2023

JEC World is the global trade show for composites and their applications. Held in Paris, it is the industry's leading event, bringing together all the key players in the spirit of innovation, business and networking. Our department »Materials Characterization and Testing« will also be on site