News 2021

FBH news: 21.06.2021

FBH publication - selected as "Editor's Pick"

The publication "783 nm wavelength stabilized DBR tapered diode lasers with a 7 W output power" has been selected as Editor's Pick by the Applied Optics Editorial Office - a recognition for articles with excellent scientific quality.

Source: 04.05.2021 (in German)

Der Atomefänger

Markus Krutzik erforscht Grundlagen und Anwendungen hochpräziser Messgeräte

Source:, 29.04.2021 (in German)

Diodenlaser trifft Ackerkrume

Warum portable Raman-Systeme in der Landwirtschaft zum Einsatz kommen – das RaMBo-Messsystem aus dem Adlershofer Ferdinand-Braun-Institut

Press release Advanced UV for Life: 29.04.2021

Becoming a flagship of the UV LED community – ICULTA 2021

For the second time, ICULTA – the 'International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications’ – presented a forum for the UV LED community to exchange ideas and results on cutting-edge topics.

FBH news: 22.04.2021

Reviewer Award for Carsten Netzel

In April, IOP Publishing awarded FBH scientist Carsten Netzel an Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020 for the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

FBH news: 21.04.21

FBH leadership in the Globalization Committee of the IEEE Photonics Society

Two researchers from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut have recently taken strategic positions leading IEEE Photonics Society's globalization efforts. From now until 2023, Paul Crump will be the organization’s Globalization Chair. Neysha Lobo Ploch is getting involved as IEEE SIGHT representative.

Source:, 13.04.2021

Atom interferometry demonstrated in space for the first time

Extremely precise measurements are possible using atom interferometers that employ the wave character of atoms for this purpose. They can thus be used, for example, to measure the gravitational field of the Earth or to detect gravitational waves. A team of scientists from Germany has now managed to successfully perform atom interferometry in space for the first time - on board a sounding rocket.

Source:, 30.03.2021

GaN-on-SiC for satellite beam steering antennas

The Kassiopeia project brings together the University of Bristol in the UK, Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) in Germany and SweGaN in Sweden to develop a Ka-band MMIC (monolithic microwave integrated circuit) receiver.

Source: Compound Semiconductor, 29.03.2021

FBH Presents Advances In UV LEDs At ICULTA

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) is presenting current research results about reliability of its UVB and UVC LEDs at the virtual ICULTA 2021f from April 19 to 20, 2021. FBH will also show irradiation systems that are already being tested in medical applications, for example, to combat multi-resistant pathogens on the skin.

Source: Semiconductor Today, 29.03.2021

FBH presenting UV LEDs developments at ICULTA

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) of Berlin, Germany is presenting current developments and results at the ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA 2021, being held virtually on 19-20 April).

Source: Elektronik Praxis, 24.03.2021 (in German)

GaN-MMIC: Wirkungsgrad deutlich über 50 Prozent

Das Projekt Kassiopeia soll eine unabhängige europäische Wertschöpfungskette für Wide-Bandgap-Halbleiter demonstrieren. Im Fokus stehen monolithisch integrierte Mikrowellenschaltungen (MMIC) auf Galliumnitrid-Basis mit hohem Wirkungsgrad.

Press release Advanced UV for Life: 25.03.2021

Meeting the UV LED Community: ICULTA 2021 – The International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications

ICULTA 2021 is getting closer – the forum for state-of-the art know-how and innovations in UV LED technologies and their multiple applications. From April 19 to 20, 2021, experts from all over the world will present and discuss latest results in UV LED development, irradiation systems based on UV LEDs as well as their use in industry and research.

Soucre:, 23.03.2021 (in German)

Kooperation für GaN-Mikrowellen-ICs

Das Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, SweGaN AB und die University of Bristol kooperieren im Rahmen des Kassiopeia-Projekts, gefördert von der Europäischen Weltraumorganisation ESA. Sie bündeln ihre Expertise, um monolithisch integrierte GaN-Mikrowellenschaltungen (MMIC) für das Ka-Band zu entwickeln.

Source: Compound Semiconductor, 22.03.2021

Sharing European Expertise For Spaceborne Devices

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, SweGaN AB, and University of Bristol are partnering in the European Space Agency funded Kassiopeia project. The teams join forces to develop high-performance Ka-band GaN MMICs (monolithic microwave integrated circuits). Applications for these devices include beam steering antennas for satellite communications and radar applications.

Source: Semiconductor Today, 22.03.2021

FBH, SweGaN and University of Bristol partner in ESA’s Kassiopeia project

Funded under the European Space Agency (ESA) ARTES Advanced Technology Program ‘European Ka-band high power solid-state technology for active antennas’, in March the Kassiopeia project was launched to provide a value-added chain using technology only available in Europe.

Source:, 22.03.2021

European MMIC project aims to improve space technology

A consortium project led by Germany’s Ferdinand-Braun-Institut and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) is working to develop Ka-band gallium nitride (GaN) monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), with potential applications in satellite and radar technology.

Source:, 08.03.2021

Killing microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light

A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-shortwave UV light – without side effects. Dr Sven Einfeldt talks to HEQ about its potential implications.

Source:, 26.02.2021 (in German)

Ultrakalte Atominterferometrie im Weltraum

Forschungsteam veröffentlicht weitere Ergebnisse der MAIUS-1 Raketenmission. Anwendungen in Grundlagenphysik, Navigation und Erdbeobachtung

FBH news: 11.02.2021

Newly published: FBH brochure

The booklet presents our range of services and provides you with a preview of the further technological possibilities opened up by our new cleanroom, covering more than 1,000 square meters.

Source:, 29.01.2021 (in German)

Mit UVC-Strahlung gegen Krank­heits­er­reger

Mit kurzwelligen UVC-LEDs sollen Krankheitserreger unschädlich gemacht werden – ohne Nebenwirkungen für den Menschen. Erste medizinische Tests sind vielversprechend.

Source:, 21.01.2021 (in German)

Halbleiter statt Quecksilber

Ultraviolettstrahlung lässt sich für viele Zwecke nutzen. Bei den Quellen bekommen die konventionellen Gasentladungslampen zunehmend Konkurrenz durch LEDs. Die Weiterentwicklung schreitet schnell voran, »Made in Germany« liegt gut im Rennen.

Source: Elektronik Praxis, 07.01.2021 (in German)

Verbundprojekt entwickelt spezielle LEDs gegen Viren

Im Rahmen eines Verbundprojekts entwickeln Forscher spezielle UV-C-LEDs und untersuchen dabei Parameter wie Wellenlängen, Bestrahlungsdosen und Lebensräume der Viren.

Source:, 06.01.2021 (in German)

UVC-Leuchtdioden gegen Coronaviren

In einem Verbundprojekt sollen SARS-CoV-2 und weitere Atemwegsviren auf Oberflächen und Haut mittels UVC-Licht unschädlich gemacht werden. Das Projektteam entwickelt dafür spezielle UVC-LEDs und untersucht Parameter wie Wellenlängen, Bestrahlungsdosen und Lebensräume der Viren. Das Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung unterstützt das dreijährige Vorhaben ab 2021 mit insgesamt drei Millionen Euro.

Source: Compound Semiconductor, 05.01.2021

FBH To Present Latest Tech At Virtual EuMW

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) will present its research results targeting energy-efficient amplifier concepts as well as terahertz (THz) components and systems for broadband communication and imaging at the virtual European Microwave Week (EuMW) from January 12-14, 2021.

Press release: 05.01.2021

FBH to present novel developments for 6G communication systems and green ICT at EuMW

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) will present its research results targeting energy-efficient amplifier concepts as well as terahertz (THz) components and systems for broadband communication and imaging at the virtual "European Microwave Week" (EuMW). In addition to its conference contributions, FBH exhibits from January 12-14, 2021 at the joint booth of the "Research Fab Microelectronics Germany" (FMD) in exhibition hall 3 – with FBH scientists available for a virtual exchange.

Source: Elektronik Praxis, 04.01.2021 (in German)

Weitwinkel-Lidar für den Nahbereich bis 25 Meter

Ein Lidar mit hoher Auflösung für das nahe Umfeld bis 25 m soll die Sicherheit von autonomen oder teilautonomen Fahrzeugen erhöhen. Entstanden ist ein weniger komplexes System.

FBH news: 04.01.2020

FBH starts the new year as a gGmbH

The Ferdinand-Braun-Institut starts the year 2021 as an independent gGmbH and is no longer part of the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. In the new corporate form, we believe that we have the opportunity to create the optimal environment for our application-oriented research. As a fast-growing institute, we need flexible structures that allow us to respond quickly and proactively to new requirements.