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Miniaturized photoacoustic carbon dioxide sensor with a two-chamber design.


Using the whole range of spectroscopic methods to develop customized measuring systems

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Frequency combs are a novel, promising tool for measuring gases quickly and with a broad bandwidth. Even several different gases can be detected with one single measurement.

Light sources and detectors#

Tailor-made components for demanding measurement tasks

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Electronic tongues reliably detect characteristics of liquids.

Sensor technology#

Established an innvoative techniques for measuring and analyzing gases, liquids and solids

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Simulation and algorithms#

From concept to measurement system

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Expertise »Gas and Process Technology«

Your partner in terms of gas and process measurement technique#

Fraunhofer IPM has been developing optical and sensory measurement systems for gas and process technology for more than 30 years. The institute's repertoire encompasses all common methods of gas analysis. In spectroscopy, we cover the whole range of spectroscopic methods with a strong focus on laser spectroscopy, especially in the infrared spectral range. For spectroscopic applications, we develop customized light sources and detectors based on optical non-linear processes.

Energy efficient, miniaturized gas sensors and sensor systems, manufactured by applying state-of-the-art processes of thin-film and thick-film technologies, are another research focus. It is precisely these technologies that we also rely on in the development and manufacturing of measurement probes for thermal process and materials characterization.

The simulation of physical processes and the evaluation of measurement data play an increasingly important role in system development. We draw on many years of experience in the field of optical and thermal simulations as well as chemometric evaluation methods.




Sensor technology


Light sources and


Simulation and