LichtBlicke competition - take part now!

Secondary students as of 7th grade are invited to participate in the writing contest dealing with "light" - the best will be set to music!

competition: -28.02.2015

Evolution of nanoimprint resists from academic research into industrial mass fabrication

Dr. Arne Schleunitz
micro resist technology GmbH

FBH seminar: 09.01.2015

The HiLASE project: a high average power, diode-pumped laser for high-tech applications

Dr. Antonio Lucianetti
Institute of Physics, Tschechien

FBH seminar: 16.01.2015

Degradation of III-Nitride devices

Matteo Meneghini, PhD
University of Padua

FBH seminar: 22.01.2015

UV-Strahlung nutzbar machen – von der Hautbehandlung bis zur Trinkwasserentkeimung

Eine Veranstaltung der Berliner Wirtschaftschaftsgespräche e.V. am FBH.

Event:27.01.2015, 17 Uhr, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (in German)

FBH at Photonics West

FBH presents research results at the worlds leading conference for optics and photonics.

Conference: 07.-12.02.2015, San Francisco (US)

... translating ideas into innovation

Welcome to the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik!

hybrid-integrated diode laser modules for display technology

We research cutting-edge technologies in the fields of microwave technology and optoelectronics. For customers in industry and science we provide high-frequency devices and circuits for communication and sensor technology as well as high-power diode lasers for materials processing, laser technology, medical technology and high precision metrology.

As a competence center for III/V-compound semiconductors we operate industry-compatible and flexible clean room laboratories with 2"-4" gas phase epitaxy units and a 2"-4" process line.


Differential GaN-power oscillator for compact plasma-sources in the 2.45 GHz ISM frequency band

Power oscillators can contribute significantly to the miniaturization of future generators used in the fields of microwave heating and plasma technology by combining signal generation and amplification in a single small circuit. For the first time, FBH has developed a power oscillator with mechanical frequency tuning capability inside the 2.4 GHz ISM band. Compared to established technologies space requirements can be reduced to a tenth. 

FBH research: 18.12.2014

Daten blitzschnell zwischen Satelliten übertragen

Ein robustes und leistungsfähiges Pumplaser-Modul aus Berlin ist die entscheidende Komponente.

Source: Optik & Photonik, 10.12.2014 (in German)

Data transfer between satellites – quick as a wink

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut supplies a decisive component – a particularly robust and capable pump laser module

Press release: 08.12.2014

Songs zum Mädchen-Technik-Kongress

Wettbewerb im Jahr des Lichts

Source: Berliner Woche, 26.11.2014

Development of GaN-based Ka-band MMICs for space communication systems

For Ka-band broadband satellite communication systems highly sophisticated transceiver MMICs are required, offering high linearity and efficiency for transmitters as well as low noise for receivers. Recently, the FBH has developed a reliable and scalable technology for the fabrication of GaN-based MMICs, enabling transistors with short gate lengths ranging from 100 nm to 200 nm. Two different epi-structurs have been systematically compared.

FBH research: 05.12.2014

ESA transfers images by laser between two satellites

TESAT’s advanced laser communication terminal (LCT) technology transmits at 0.6 Gbps - one core part of the LCT is a space-qualified laser diode bench from the FBH.

Source: Compound Semiconductor, 04.12.2014

Writing contest - make your text a song!

No matter if it is a poem, short story or a song text, the main point is that it is about light! With LichtBlicke a writing contest for secondary students as of grade 7 starts, ideally matching the International Year of Light.

Press release FBH/GoPhoton: 25.11.2014 (in German)

Berliner Vergabegesetz

Fernsehbeitrag, u.a. mit Günther Tränkle vom FBH im rbb-Magazin was!

Source: rbb TV - was!, 19.11.2014 (only in German)