asphericon GmbH

asphericon is one of the leading manufacturers of aspherical components using CNC-technology. Established in 2001 asphericon has become an independent and acknowledged specialist for aspheres, freeforms, reflectors, cylinders and axicons. Costumers worldwide benefit from asphericon's broad know-how.

Within the fo+ alliance, asphericon develops processing methods for freeform surfaces on various materials (UV, VIS, IR), that meet highest quality requirements. asphericon is also involved in the basics of optical and mechanical design, coating processes, structuring and generating diffractive surfaces, as well as the development of assembling processes for freeforms.


asphericon GmbH
Stockholmer Str. 9
07747 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-3100500
Fax: +49-(0)3641-3100501

Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering

The Fraunhofer IOF in cooperation with the fo+ partners develops solutions for free form optics from components to optical systems.
The institute conducts application-oriented research in the field of optical systems engineering on behalf of its clients in industry and within publicly-funded collaborative projects. The field of optical system engineering enables the step from specific optical, mechanical and electronic components to optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic modules and systems with complex functionalities. The objective is to control light, from its generation to its application.
Clients of Fraunhofer IOF come from the information and communications, lighting, transport, production, life sciences, food, medical technology, environmental and safety engineering markets. The Fraunhofer IOF provides the entire process chain, starting from system design to manufacture of prototype optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic systems.


Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik IOF
Albert-Einstein-Str. 7
07745 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-807312
Fax: +49-(0)3641-807604

Institut of Applied Physics at the FSU Jena

The institute is known for its developments of novel optical materials and elements - from basic to application orientated research. It offers remarkable contributions to solving issues in emerging fields like information and communication, health and medicine, environment and energy (Green Photonics) as well as process technology and optical measurement methods. For this purpose, key aspects of research lie - amongst others - on micro and nano optics, ultrafast optics and microstructure technology.

Friedrich‐Schiller‐Universität Jena
Institute of Applied Physics
Albert‐Einstein‐Str. 15
07745 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-947800
Fax: +49-(0)3641-947802

Jena-Optronik GmbH


Jena-Optronik is one of the leading suppliers for space industry with a broad customer base and a reliable partner in national and international projects: high quality awareness and well-qualified, motivated employees meet a strong future-proof technological basis in an innovative environment. The company is a market leader for state-of-the-art AOCS and single source for 3D-lidar systems and Rendezvous- and Docking Sensors. Looking back on 40 years of experience in optical precision instruments for space applications, Jena-Optronik is a true pioneer in the field of attitude and orbit control sensors for satellites and optical instruments for Earth observation. During this time Jena-Optronik became a reliable partner for space agencies as well as for space companies in Asia, Russia, Europe and North America. They trust in products from Jena-Optronik and equip their top-missions with these.



Jena-Optronik GmbH
Otto-Eppenstein-Straße 3
07745 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-200110
Fax: +49-(0)3641- 200222

JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH

JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH is one of the few manufacturers worldwide to produce precision optics and systems designed to meet the highest quality standards.
Besides opto-mechanical & opto-electronical systems, modules and assemblies the Optical Systems division is a development and production partner for optical, microoptical and coated optical components- made of optical glasses, IR materials as well as polymers. It possesses outstanding expertise in the development and manufacture of microoptics for beam shaping used in these miconductor industry and laser material processing.
The product portfolio also includes system solutions and modules for digital image capture, improvement and processing for commercial, industrial and scientific applications as well as digital microscopy.


JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH
Göschwitzer Str. 25
07745 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-652276
Fax: +49-(0)3641-653658

Optics Balzers Jena GmbH


Optics Balzers is an innovative and independent industry partner for the development and production of coated optical components and subassemblies. The company possesses a broad and in-depth know-how in optical thin-film coating processes, complemented by sophisticated patterning, glass bonding and sealing, and further processing capabilities necessary for producing optical thin-film coated components up to optical subassemblies. Highly experienced and skilled development and engineering teams closely collaborate with customers to develop innovative solutions meeting their specific and unique requirements. The combination of these capabilities and skills places Optics Balzers at the forefront of markets in the photonics industry such as Biophotonics, Lighting & Projection, Sensors & Imaging, Laser, Space & Defence, and Industrial Applications.


Optics Balzers Jena GmbH
Otto-Eppenstein-Straße 2
07745 Jena

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-352930
Fax: +49-(0)3641-352935

Orafol Fresnel Optics GmbH

As a part of the globally operating ORAFOL-group, ORAFOL Fresnel Optics has 40 years of experience in the field of producing optical components. The company is a leading supplier of optics and lenses that enhance architectural lighting, solar concentrator lenses, optical light enhancing films, and a variety of custom designed optical components that improve the performance and efficiency of systems and devices. The company has one of the world's most advanced technological centres for production of optical components, and enjoys a leading position worldwide.
In the framework of fo+ ORAFOL Fresnel Optics focusses on the superposition of micro and nano structures in freeform fresnel lenses.


Fresnel Optics GmbH
Flurstedter Marktweg 13
99510 Apolda

Tel.: +49-(0)3644-50110
Fax: +49-(0)3644-501150

Photonic Sense GmbH

Photonic Sense is dedicated to manufacturing highest quality germanium and silicon material and precision components for infrared optics applications. The production facility offers advanced capabilities for growing large monocrystals and state-of-the art CNC driven manufacturing processes generate optical blanks of highest quality and precision. Within fo+ Photonic Sense develops optical Geranium with enhanced characteristics, especially concerning optical homogeneity.


Photonic Sense GmbH
Am Goldberg 3
99817 Eisenach

Tel.: +49-(0)3691-73180
Fax: +49-(0)3691-731879

POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH

POG Precision Optics Gera develops, produces and distributes client-specific, precision optical components and systems for applications covering the entire spectral range.
POG's product portfolio varies from conventional precision optical components and microstructures to complex optical and optoelectronic systems that are utilized in machine vision & lighting, metrology, industrial image processing, medical, sports optics and military applications.


POG Präzisionsoptik Gera GmbH
Gewerbepark Keplerstr. 35
07549 Gera

Tel.: +49-(0)365-7739300
Fax: +49-(0)365-7739329

VITRON Spezialwerkstoffe GmbH

Vitron is a specialized producer and supplier of materials and components for infrared optics, machinable glass ceramic for engineering and medicine as well as glass melting according to customer specification. Well-trained specialists work constantly on the development of materials, methods and technologies and also execute research work on customer order, sometimes in cooperation with universities and research establishments. Development projects for fo+ are focussed on eco-friendly chalcogenide glass and pressed components for freeform optics.

Vitron Spezialwerkstoffe GmbH
Am Naßtal 5
07751 Jena-Maua

Tel.: +49-(0)3641-288130
Fax: +49-(0)3641-288155