Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH)
The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut fuer Hoechstfrequenztechnik (FBH) researches electronic and optical components, modules and systems based on compound semiconductors. These devices are key enablers that address the needs of today’s society in fields such as communications, energy, health, and mobility. Specifically, FBH develops light sources from the visible to the ultra-violet spectral range: high-power diode lasers with excellent beam quality, UV light sources and hybrid laser modules. Applications range from medical technology, high-precision metrology and sensors to optical communications in space. In the field of microwaves, FBH develops high-efficiency multi-functional power amplifiers and millimeter wave frontends targeting energy-efficient mobile communications, industrial sensing and imaging as well as car safety systems. In addition, compact atmospheric microwave plasma sources operating with economic low-voltage drivers and laser drivers are fabricated for use in a variety of applications.
In close cooperation with industry, its research results lead to cutting-edge products. The institute also successfully turns innovative product ideas into spin-off companies. Overall, working in strategic partnerships with industry, FBH ensures German technological excellence in microwave and optoelectronic research.
The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut develops high-value products and services for its partners in the research community and industry which are tailored precisely to fit individual needs. With its Prototype Engineering Lab, the institute additionally created an active interface between science and industry. By means of prototypes it turns excellent research results into market-oriented products, processes, and services. The institute thus offers its international customer base complete solutions and know-how as a one-stop agency – from design to ready-to-use modules and prototypes.