Technology transfer

The transfer of knowledge into practice and contribution to the technological progress of the industry are inherently part of the ÚFE's mission. Here you can find examples about our successful licensing, developed prototypes, participation in trade fairs and other interesting news about the exploitation of our research results.


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14. 12. 2022

Granting of License II

Within the framework of the MŠMT - ERC CZ project, our institution has focused on a fundamentally new

method for detecting and tracking protein conformation at the level of individual molecules, in their

natural time scales, and potentially without the use of molecular labels. The result was a new type of

spatial light modulator, utilizing the thermo-optic effect to create areas of locally semi-uniform

refractive index change, which is insensitive to polarization, does not contain residual diffraction

patterns, and can achieve modulation frequencies up to the MHz range with an available full

range of phase shift.

A licensing agreement was concluded in 2022.

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27. 3. 2022

Granting of License I

In collaboration with an industrial partner within the MPO - TRIO project, our institution has focused on

researching a new technology that can be applied in the production of power semiconductor

components, one of the key technologies of the present day. The project found synergies between

the institution's know-how in the field of inorganic nanomaterials and the needs of the industry.

The achieved results allowed for the conclusion of a licensing agreement in 2022.

Laser World of Photonics 2022 (foto:

25. 4. 2022

IPE at the Laser World of Photonics 2022 trade fair

We participated in the leading global trade fair for components, systems, and applications in photonics,

Laser World of Photonics, which took place from April 26th to 29th in Munich. We exhibited at a booth alongside representatives from the Czech Optical Cluster.

11. 2. 2022

Receiver of satellite navigation system signals for precise time and frequency transfer

Time is science. A comic book about the development of a commercially successful device for comparing time scales using satellite navigation systems.


6. 7. 2021

Pavel Peterka talks about the optical industry in the summer special of the Czech Television show "The Wandering Camera" 

In a summer special of the TV series "Wandering Cameras" called "Journeys through the Czech Republic

of the future," the hosting duo will transport themselves to the Czech Republic of the future.

Specifically, they will visit companies and scientists who have already surpassed their time

and are changing the world with their discoveries and work, playing an important role in it.


19. 5. 2021

Scientists can show a movable hologram with a new microscope 

Scientists from the Nano-Optics research team have developed a new technology

that allows for the creation of a three-dimensional image from a continuously

moving sample using an optical microscope. The prestigious journal Nature

Communications reported on the new patented method today.


6. 11. 2020

We won the TA CR 2020 award 

The Thulium Fiber Laser Project for industrial and medical applications,

in which scientists from our institute participated, was awarded the TA ČR 2020 prize.


24. 9. 2019

IPE takes part in the TALOS project of the European Defense Agency launched 1. 9.

ÚFE is involved in coordinating the development of thulium laser and

thulium optical fiber within the TALOS project of the European Defense Agency.


30. 5. 2019

Meeting of the NATO technical team took place at the IPE

We hosted a meeting of the technical team NATO SET-ET-113 "Advanced

Infrared Laser Component Technology".


1. 4. 2019

40 years of optical fiber research in the Czech Republic will be presented at the SPIE symposium

The Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

commemorates 40 years since the beginning of research on optical fiber technology

in the Czech Republic in 2019. 


18. 10. 2018

With biosensors, we will also predict alzheimer's 

Jiří Homola, the director of the Institute of Photonics and Electronics of the Czech Academy

of Sciences, spoke in an interview with the magazine Týden in the second part

of the series "Czech Science Up Close" titled "Photonics and Electronics".


Optical pH meter measurement - optical pH measurement in microliter volumes with our original instrument 

Are you interested in chemical processes in microliter samples (typically drops)

in the pH range 5.5 - 7.5? Then we offer you the possibility to measure or rent

an optical pH meter, an original instrument developed at ÚFE. The technical

specifications of the instrument and instructions for use can be found here.

The offer is intended for companies, institutions. Contact: Ondřej Podrazký, PhD.,


26. 7. 2018

The prototype for optical measurement of pH in microscopic samples was successfully completed

The new device is designed for real-time detection of pH in the typical range used in biology and medicine (i.e. 5.5-7.5).

IPE carries out fundamental and applied research in the scientific fields of photonics, optoelectronics and electronics. In these fields, IPE generates new knowledge and develops new technologies.

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