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Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Booth number: 4629-24

About us

As a materials research institute, Fraunhofer ISC opens up the potential of innovative materials for tomorrow’s products, focusing in particular on efficient and safe energy use, sustainable utilization of resources, and affordable, personalized health care. Apart from developing new and enhanced materials, we are also developing the entire technologies, and the design of manufacturing processes tailored to specific production environments.

Fraunhofer ISC develops and licences superior optical materials based on inorganic-organic hybrid materials (ORMOCER®s) and the corresponding process techniques. Materials and technologies are adaptable for various applications and can be used on wafers, on foils in roll-to-roll process schemes, on optical printed circuit boards (PCBs) or on individual optical components. The optical materials are characterized by low absorption losses, widely adjustable refractive indices and the process capability for different technologies and combinations.

Products and services

• Diffractive and holographic optical elements (DOE, HOE)
• Display technology
• Light guiding structures
• Index-matched scattering layers for light management
• Micro lenses
• Two-photon absorption
• Optical 3D interconnection technologies
• Passive and active optical waveguide structures
• Printed transparent conductive oxides (TCO) and amorphous semiconductor oxides (based on sol-gel technology)
• 3D microfluidic components

Microlens array

Microlens array

Microlens array manufactured by TPA patterning technique

Diffractive optical element (DOE)

Diffractive optical element (DOE)

Diffractive optical element (DOE) processed by TPA (640 x 640 μm)


Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 4100-0

Gerhard Domann
Head of Optics and Electronics

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