Tuennermann, Andreas

Prof. Andreas Tünnermann

Representing both the Institute of Applied Physics and the Fraunhofer Institute for Optics and Fine Precision (IOF), we conduct application-oriented research in the field of optical systems engineering on behalf of our clients in industry and within publicly-funded collaborative projects. The objective is to develop innovative optical systems to control light, from its generation to its application in the cutting-edge fields of energy, environment, information, communication, healthcare, medical technology, safety and mobility. To achieve these goals, we chart the entire process chain, from the system design to the manufacture of prototype optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems.

Research areas

Andreas Tünnermann is leading one of the most creative research groups in modern optics and photonics world-wide. His main research interests include scientific and technological aspects associated with the tailoring of light. Research topics are the design and manufacturing of novel photonic devices and their application for light generation, amplification, steering and switching, including:

  • functional optical surfaces and coatings
  • micro- and nanooptics
  • optical fibers, waveguides, and fiber lasers
  • imaging and projection systems

Teaching fields

Prof. Tünnermann teaches students in the courses B.Sc. Physics, M.Sc. Physics and M.Sc. Photonics. He offers lectures in:

  • fundamental experimental physics
  • atomic and molecular physics
  • laser physics and ultra-short physics

Research methods

The laboratories of the Institute of Applied Physics and of the Fraunhofer Institute Jena offer world-unique facilities, including the following to name only a few:

  • 860 m2 class 10,000 to 10 clean room area
  • electron beam lithography (Vistec SB350) and related
  • nanostructure technology
  • ultra-precise diamond tools for 3D pattern generation

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