Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH)

Your research partner for tailored space applications

The FBH is an internationally leading research institute in the development of electronic and optical components, modules and systems based on compound semiconductors – including compact and robust components for space applications.

Technologies and components suited for space applications

Quantum technologies for the aerospace market

  • navigation/time keeping
  • earth observation
  • communication

Unique properties – your advantages

  • GaAs opto-electronic components: compact, reliable & energy-efficient modules
  • Quantum technology sensor systems

More about integrated quantum technology at the FBH

Micro-integrated laser modules for spaceborne quantum optical metrology

  • flight heritage
  • high output power (> 500 mW) excellent stability (< 1 kHz intrinsic linewidth)
  • small form factor (130 x 80 x 25 mm³)
  • small mass 750g
  • wavelenghts: 767 / 780 / 781 / 1064 / 1079

More about micro-integrated laser modules

Laser diode benches for spaceborne solid-state laser pumping

  • flight heritage
  • proven long-term reliability
  • proven endurance under space irradiation and environmental stress/shock
  • vertically collimated for effective beam forming and efficient pumping of Nd:YAG crystals

Pulsed laser diode benches for spaceborne LiDAR - details

  • high output power mini-bars

Laser diode benches for laser communication terminals - details

  • low noise performance
  • wavelength stabilization



Energy-efficient electronics for satellites

  • compact wideband envelope tracking system for L-band space applications - details
  • 400V/10A high-speed GaN half-bridge module - details
  • True vertical GaN MISFETs for pulsed laser applications - details



Scientific Services

  • We offer complete solutions as a one-stop agency – from design to ready-to-ship modules
  • We develop tailor-made solutions for customers in research and industry
  • We transfer our research results into cutting-edge products

You are looking for a research partner regarding our portfolio – get in touch with us!


Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik
Gustav-Kirchhoff-Str. 4, 12489 Berlin 

Phone +49 30 63922601
Fax +49 30 63922602
Email fbh(at)fbh-berlin.de