RSS Newshttp://en_ENSat, 23 Oct 2021 14:33:21 +0200Sat, 23 Oct 2021 14:33:21 +0200typo3news-2433Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:54:47 +0200Meet Prima, PicoQuant’s new multiple color pulsed diode laserhttps://bayern-photonics.de/The stand alone, compact laser module provides three individual wavelengths at an affordable priceIn a recent webinar, PicoQuant has unveiled its latest laser innovation: the stand alone, fully computer controlled laser module Prima.

“Our objective when developing Prima was to offer a solution to a common challenge faced by many researchers. They often need more than a single excitation wavelength to study all of their samples, but buying multiple lasers can become quite expensive. So we tapped our 25 years of expertise in laser development to create an affordable, compact module that can emit red, green, and blue light”, says Guillaume Delpont, Product Manager at PicoQuant.

Prima generates laser light at 635, 510, and 450 nm with each color being emitted individually, one at a time. These three wavelengths cover most of the excitation needs for daily lab tasks, such as lifetime or quantum yield measurements, photoluminescence, and fluorescence. The new laser module supports pulsed operation with repetition rates up to 200 MHz, continuous wave (CW) mode as well as fast switching CW capability with a rise/fall time of less than 3 ns. In pulsed mode, each wavelength can achieve an average optical output power of typically 5 mW, and up zo 50 mW in CW mode.

Thanks to its stand alone design, Prima does not require any additional laser driver. All settings and operating parameters are fully computer controlled via an intuitive, WindowsTM based control software. Prima’s flexibility and ease-of-use make it a versatile yet affordable tool for many research applications in life or materials science.

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news-2427Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:10:29 +0200Tiny package, greater depth – A plenoptic high-speed camera designed by Fraunhofer researchershttps://bayern-photonics.de/Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have joined forces with TecVenture, Optrontec Inc., and KAIST to create a high-speed camera fitted with a unique multi-lens array that can capture images with a far greater depth of field than its conventional counterparts. The miniaturized electronics make the system a good choice for efficient damage analytics in industrial use or for many research activities. To prepare the camera for reliable work in the tough reality of industrial environments without compromising its compact size, the electronics for the system were miniaturized by Fraunhofer IZM using the Institute’s embedding technology. As production processes are accelerating everywhere in industry, manufacturers need the right means to monitor these processes at every link in the chain. Increasingly, their weapon of choice for this mission is high-speed cameras. But conventional cameras struggle with adjusting their focus quickly enough to track objects moving through their field of vision. A solution is to use cameras with a greater depth of field with the same optics, with the focus virtually adjusted by processing the resulting image data to produce a clear image at the right depth. The Fraunhofer IZM researchers and their partners took on the challenge of creating a high-speed and highly miniaturized camera capable of this feat.

The right lens is chosen for the application and the image focused on a full-format sensor. A special multi-lens or polarization filter array, made by KAIST and Korea’s Optrontec, is placed in the path between lens and sensor to get a greater depth of field and better contrast to capture even the fine structural details of the monitored objects. Operating at a speed of 2000 images per second – a tenfold increase compared to conventional cameras – the system enables an accurate visual analysis of the very fast, often critical processes happening in laboratories or factories.

The Micro-Lens Array (MLA) consists of a closely populated matrix of lenses, each placed only 150 micrometres from the next. All of the components needed to supply the image sensor are mounted directly beneath the sensor itself in a highly integrated embedded module.

With 3D stacking and different electronic components embedded directly in the circuit board, the system could not only be miniaturized into a tiny package, but also equipped with far shorter electrical connections, a must-have for better signal quality in high-speed systems of this nature. The almost completely encapsulated design also makes the system extremely rugged and robust. The highly integrated electronic module was created with the production facilities available at Fraunhofer IZM.

The camera revealed its exceptional performance immediately in the first functional trials. Over the next months, the production process will be refined and ramped up for industrial use. But the plenoptic camera is not only a great tool for industrial process analysis: Its combination of great speed and an excellent depth of field also makes it a promising choice for scientists exploring other biological, chemical, or physical processes.

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news-2419Fri, 08 Oct 2021 14:57:17 +0200PHOTONICS DAYS BERLIN BRANDENBURG 2021https://bayern-photonics.de/After an all online event last year, due to corona, the Photonics Days were back this year in Berlin-Adlershof!From October 4th to 7th, this year's Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021 took place as a hybrid event. It was an exciting 4 days with 26 sessions, 18 of them on-site in hybrid format, over 100 speakers from over 15 countries and an accompanying exhibition with Germany and EU-wide exhibitors.

Over 540 participants had registered for the event, including over 250 for the face-to-face sessions on site. Despite the strict Corona requirements, many national and international speakers and participants took part in the face-to-face event.

On October 6th, many optics and photonics enthusiasts met for the evening reception in the Bunsen Hall for networking over wine and live music. As a small highlight of the evening, the Laserassociation Berlin Brandenburg presented an award for outstanding achievements in the field of laser technology to Mr. Igor Haschke (represented that evening by Tom Lueders) (B.I.G. Holding).

It was a wonderful atmosphere and a great feeling to see old friends and meet new ones. There were many exciting encounters and a lively exchange both online and on-site.

We, the OpTecBB-team, would like to thank our partners and sponsors:
WISTA Management GmbH | Berlin Partner for Business and Technology GmbH | FISBA | EXFO,
who supported us in the planning and organization of the Photonics Days.

Our big thank you also goes to the chairs and speakers who managed to present a large number of exciting topics from various areas of optics and photonics.

We look forward to the Photonics Days 2022 (Save-The-Date: autumn 2022) and hope to welcome you as a participant, speaker or exhibitor!

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news-2398Wed, 22 Sep 2021 22:29:44 +0200 VI Systems participates in energy efficient data link projecthttps://bayern-photonics.de/The Green ICT project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been awarded to a consortium of companies and universities which aims to reduce the energy consumption of edge servers in 5G networks by 90%.VI Systems is part of a consortium of companies and universities which is has been awarded with a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The total funding of EUR 12 million will be divided among the three winners of the Green ICT innovation competition. The project EC4 in which VI Systems participates ranks on the first place. It aims at the next generation of energy efficient high speed optical data communication links to reduce the energy consumption of edge servers in 5G networks by 90%.

The consortium is led by the Technical University of Dresden, Mobile Messaging Systems Section, and includes 11 companies and associated partners including Nokia Bell Labs, Vodafone, Globalfoundries, National Instruments. VIS is a leader in low cost optical components for the shortwave wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) spectral range (vertical surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and photodetector chips) presently capable to 224 Gbps per single wavelength. It is expected that much higher data rates can be achieved with VCSEL chips in the future.

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news-2396Wed, 22 Sep 2021 22:22:22 +0200German Astronomical Society 2021 Awardshttps://bayern-photonics.de/The German Astronomical Society (AG) has named its prize winners for 2021. Jocelyn Bell Burnell is honoured with the Schwarzschild Medal; Fabian Schneider receives the Ludwig Biermann Award, Martin Roth the Instrument Development Award, Anke Arentsen the Doctoral Thesis Award and Uwe Reichert the Bürgel Prize. Lukas Weghs is awarded the Jugend forscht special prize.Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, currently visiting Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford, receives the Karl Schwarzschild Medal of the German Astronomical Society 2021 for her outstanding contributions to the field of astrophysics. With the highest award for astronomical research in Germany, the Astronomical Society honours Professor Bell Burnell as an eminent scientist whose work has not only created the field of pulsar astronomy - with diverse applications in a wide range of fundamental physics and astrophysics - but has had a great impact on the field of astrophysics as a whole. Many prestigious institutions and organisations, such as the Institute of Physics and the Royal Astronomical Society, have benefited greatly from her scientific leadership. With persistence and insight, driven by curiosity and determination, her discoveries, her research and her life-long dedication to conducting and promoting astronomical research, she has been one of the most inspiring scientists for generations.

Professor Martin Roth from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is being honoured with the Instrument Development Award for his significant work on the development of 3D spectroscopy, his outstanding contributions to the research and development of astrophotonics, to the teaching and training of young scientists in astronomical instrumentation, and to the resulting advances in the astrophysical study of resolved stellar populations. Under his leadership, the PMAS instrument was a breakthrough in the observational technique of integral field spectroscopy, crowned by the successes of MUSE and VIRUS, producing internationally visible science results. He also been a pioneer in multi-disciplinary research, and transfer of knowledge and technology, e.g., the use of astronomical instrumentation for medicine and life science. His achievements include the establishment of the interdisciplinary centre innoFSPEC, which is dedicated to the development of astrophotonic technologies and is unique in Germany.

With the Ludwig-Biermann-Award, the AG honours Fabian Schneider, junior group leader at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), for his work on the study of the evolution of massive stars, binary stars and supernovae. His research achievements led to numerous and highly cited publications. He is considered an internationally recognized expert in his field. Fabian Schneider received his PhD at the University of Bonn in 2015. He then moved to Oxford University as a Hintze Fellow. In 2018 he became a Gliese Fellow at the Center for Astronomy at Heidelberg University. In 2020, he received an ERC Starting Grant, and started to establish a research group focused on stellar evolution theory and the turbulent and explosive lives of massive stars at HITS in January 2021.

For her spectacular results on the chemical composition and dynamics of stars in the inner regions of our Milky Way, the AG awards the Doctoral Thesis Prize to Anke Arentsen. She received her PhD from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and is currently a postdoc at the astronomical observatory in Strasbourg. Her PhD thesis was dedicated to Galactic Archeology and the oldest stars in our home galaxy. Anke Arentsen made important contributions to the understanding of the Milky Way and what it looked like at its infancy. She published the scientific results of her dissertation in several publications and successfully presented them at international conferences and public lectures.

The AG awards the Bruno H. Bürgel Prize to Uwe Reichert, for excellent popular representations of the latest astronomy results in the German media. As editor-in-chief of the astronomy magazine Sterne und Weltraum, Uwe Reichert played a leading role in determining the development and content of the magazine for over 13 years, and was extremely adept at adapting the editorial and technical practices to the new challenges of the digital media world. Sterne und Weltraum is the leading German language publication for generally accessible astronomy. It is a globally unique cooperation between active professional astronomers, the amateur astronomy community, and science journalists. It is characterised by outstanding quality, educational materials, an internet platform with daily astronomy news, and a very successful Twitter and Youtube channel.

Lukas Weghs, from the Städtisches Gymnasium Kempen, receives a special price from the AG for the best work in the field of astronomy in the national competition "Jugend forscht" (youth's research). With his work "Photometric search for Exomoons by using deep learning and a convolutional neuronal network", which he developed at the Institute of Planetary Research at DLR in Berlin, he was also the national winner in the field of space and earth sciences. Lukas developed a self-learning program for a high-performance computer that supports the search for moons around exoplanets. The program systematically analyses deviations in the light curve of transit events that cannot be explained by the transiting planet alone. It thus provides clues to the possible existence of exomoons.

The award ceremonies will take place during the virtual annual meeting of the German Astronomical Society from September 13-17, 2021.

 

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Jocelyn Bell Burnell: Courtesy Royal Society of Edinburgh
Martin Roth: BMBF
Fabian Schneider: Annette Mück / HITS
Anke Arentsen: private
Uwe Reichert: private

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news-2390Mon, 13 Sep 2021 12:13:52 +0200TOPTICA: New powerful laser passes field testhttps://bayern-photonics.de/A powerful experimental laser developed by the European Southern Observatory (ESO), TOPTICA Projects1 and other industry partners2 passed a key test last month at the Allgaeuer Volkssternwarte Ottobeuren observatory in Germany. The adaptive-optics laser has important additional capabilities compared to existing systems. It is to be installed at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Optical Ground Station in Tenerife, Spain, in the frame of the ESO–ESA Research & Development collaboration. The higher laser power and its chirping system will lead to significant improvements in the sharpness of astronomical images taken with ground-based telescopes. The technology also opens the door for developments in laser satellite communication.Astronomical adaptive optics refers to systems on ground-based telescopes that correct for the blurring effect brought about by turbulence in the Earth’s atmosphere — the same effect that causes stars seen from Earth to “twinkle”. To remove the distortions, these systems require a bright reference star close to the object of study.
Because these stars are not always conveniently placed on the sky, astronomers use lasers to excite sodium atoms at 90 km altitude in the Earth's atmosphere, creating artificial stars near the field of interest that can be used to map and correct for the atmospheric turbulence.
The narrow band highest optical quality laser power of 63 Watts locked to the sodium wavelength as such is already a significant leap forward compared to current astronomy laser technology. However, a second important step has been the experimental frequency chirping system developed and implemented by TOPTICA Projects in collaboration with ESO, that is targeted to also improve the signal-to-noise of the adaptive optics system.
Chirping consists in rapidly changing the frequency to which the laser is tuned. This increases the number of sodium atoms excited by the laser, making the artificial star brighter and thus improving the turbulence correction. TOPTICA has installed the chirping prototype on the ESO 63 Watts CaNaPy laser and, together with ESO, has commissioned on sky both the laser and its novel chirping system.
Once the technology is installed at the ESA Optical Ground Station in Tenerife — a collaborative project between ESO and ESA — it will provide both organizations with opportunities to advance the use of laser guide star adaptive optics technologies not only for astronomy but also for satellite optical communication.

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TOPTICA Photonics AG
Lochhammer Schlag 19
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news-2386Thu, 09 Sep 2021 14:28:55 +0200Berlin Quantum Alliance launchedhttps://bayern-photonics.de/Yesterday the Berlin Senate has unlocked the first 10 Mio Euro for quantum research in Berlin for the years 2022 and 2023. This is part of a 25 Mio Euro program over five years.Within the newly formed Berlin Quantum Alliance (BQA) 15 Mio Euro will be used for basic research and 10 Mio Euro will be put into applied research in the next five years. On one hand the activities will focus on software – quantum computing in basic research and industry related applications. On the other hand new hardware will be developed – photonic quantum enabling technologies like for instance Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) for quantum sensing.
The concept was developed between Berlin University Alliance (FU / Prof. Jens Eisert, HU / Prof. Arno Rauschenbeutel & Prof. Oliver Benson, und TU / Prof. Jean-Pierre Seifert), Fraunhofer Institute for open Communication Systems (FOKUS / Prof. Manfred Hauswirth) and Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI / Prof. Martin Schell).
OpTecBB will support networking between the research institutes and the photonic SME landscape.

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news-2379Mon, 06 Sep 2021 14:32:14 +0200New European Academy to boost the skills and know-how of industry in exploiting opportunities in the €615B global photonics sectorhttps://bayern-photonics.de/A programme to train thousands of industry workers in the adoption and development of innovative photonics-based solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges, from environmental sustainability to healthy living and smart infrastructure, has been established by a consortium of over 50 of Europe’s top photonics competence centres. The European Photonics Academy will offer training courses beyond the lecture room with a strong focus on hands-on training. Course attendees will gain real-world experience using state-of-the-art design, manufacturing, test equipment and facilities. The academy’s training centres will offer unique courses across a wide range of photonics technology platforms and application domains. The academy will initially run for four years with the clear intention of becoming a sustainable long-term support to European industry.

Interest in photonics is booming, with the global photonics market estimated to be worth €615B in 2020 and recent research showing that the European photonics market is growing at more than double the rate of global GDP. However, gaining access to the cutting-edge technical know-how and the hands-on skills required to utilise photonics technologies remains difficult for many companies, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The academy, launched by PhotonHub Europe, the full-service one-stop-shop Photonics Innovation Hub funded by the European Commission, will make it easy for SMEs in particular to fully exploit this critical enabling technology for their own innovation activities.

“For the first time the European Photonics Academy means that SMEs have a one-stop-shop to pick and choose from a large menu of training options, making it easy to get the exact training course suited to their needs. Companies can be assured that their employees are getting top quality training from best-in-class facilities since quality assurance is overseen by PhotonHub,” said Prof Peter O’Brien of the UCC Tyndall Institute in Ireland, who leads training support services at the academy. “We expect to support 6,000 European companies with training over the next four years, each sending several employees on one or more of our courses, with several hundred companies immediately taking up photonics technologies in their applications and product manufacturing as early adopters. As a result, we believe the academy will be a massive catalyst for the take-up of photonics by European companies.”

Photonics involves the generation, manipulation and detection of light and is a key enabling digital technology that underpins many existing and emerging applications. Over the next decade photonics will make a significant impact to our everyday lives – transforming industries, tackling critical issues such as climate change, and improving societies across Europe. Some current applications include:

  • Agriculture (scanning technology and infrared imaging to monitor food production and quality, and sensor systems for planting and irrigation)
  • Green Energy Sources (LED lighting and Photovoltaic devices used for solar electric panels)
  • Information Communications Technology (optics for data storage, transmission across fibre-optic networks and displays)
  • Life Sciences (testing and analysis devices such as non-invasive glucose monitors and point-of-care and wearable diagnostics)
  • Medical Technology (lasers for surgery, photodynamic therapy, smart surgical instruments).


Europe is a global leader in the development of photonics technologies, with much of this innovation generated through research funded by the European Commission. The new academy will allow European workforces access to state-of-the-art photonics technologies and advanced methods of photonics manufacturing through structured training and education. To-date, 40 training centres across Europe have been selected for funding, with 10 more to be announced later this year. Critically all regions of Europe will have access to training, including those with little or no expertise in photonics, with centres as far apart as Ireland, Spain, Finland and Greece.

Three types of training courses are available:

  • Online Training, geared towards new entrants to the photonics sector providing a half-day introduction to photonics and an overview of the key enabling power of photonics technologies for wide-ranging applications.
  • Demo Centres, offering one-day training courses on-site with a focus on particular photonics technology applications.
  • Experience Centres, offering in-depth three-day or five-day training courses with a strong focus on lab-based activities and hands-on working using state-of-the-art equipment and application demonstrator tools.


People wishing to attend any of the Online Training, or either of the Demo or Experience Centre training courses, can browse the training catalogue via the PhotonHub website and register for the particular course of interest to them.

Further details about PhotonHub’s extensive Online Training, and Demo and Experience Centre training courses, can be found in the HERE.

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news-2375Wed, 01 Sep 2021 11:40:26 +0200AEMtec GmbH announces USA Tech Center Opening in Boston, MA.https://bayern-photonics.de/Boston, MA – AEMtec GmbH from Berlin, Germany, a company widely known for its high precision microelectronic and Silicon Photonic assembly capabilities, announced today the September 1st opening of its anticipated Engineering Tech Center within the Boston University Photonics Center. Says Robin Jerratsch, a highly skilled and experienced microelectronics and optics engineer who relocated from Berlin, Germany to manage the Tech Center; “Our purpose here within the BU Photonics Center, is to be at the center of cutting- edge Silicon Photonic and microelectronic product development. Here we can better serve our US Customers by offering rapid prototyping for their product development programs which require wire bonding, flip chip and precision placement services within a cleanroom environment”.
Jan Trommershausen, Managing Director for AEMtec GmbH had this to say; “We believe that the Tech Center will offer the opportunity for our USA based Customers to validate their new product designs and then seamlessly transfer the product to our large production facility in Berlin, and what better place to have a Tech center than in the heart of Boston, known for its science and technology development.”

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news-2370Mon, 23 Aug 2021 09:53:00 +0200Astrophotonics – an emerging field in astrophysicshttps://bayern-photonics.de/Guest-edited by Dr Aline Dinkelaker and Dr Aashia Rahman in an international editorial team, two renowned journals in the area of optics and photonics have published a joint feature issue on the topic of astrophotonics, one of the research fields of innoFSPEC Potsdam at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).Astrophotonics deals with photonic components for astronomy, which are intended to become an integral part of the next-generation astronomical instruments. Initiated by AIP researchers, the journals JOSA B and Applied Optics of the Optical Society (OSA) dedicated a joint feature issue to this topic. This feature issue, for which Dr Aline Dinkelaker and Dr Aashia Rahman acted as guest editors and contributed an introduction to the subject, looks into some of the significant developments in astrophotonics and shows the scientific maturity of this research field.

Collectively, more than 20 papers in different areas of astrophotonics, and their applications in instruments for astronomy, are being published from research communities worldwide. Dr Kalaga Madhav, head of the research group Astrophotonics at AIP, summarises the publications: “The articles from research groups around the world cover a broad range of astrophotonic topics, such as interferometric beam combiners to create extremely sharp images, e.g. of stellar surfaces or the environment of black holes, miniaturized spectrographs “on-a-chip” for next generation space telescopes, high precision frequency combs for the detection of exoplanets, and many more. The activities of the Astrophotonics group at AIP are prominently reflected in as many as six publications, after all a quarter of the papers in the feature issue”.

The launch of this feature issue celebrates the ongoing progress in astrophotonics and its incorporation into instrument designs: Fibre-based spectroscopy, which started with novel designs at the onset of innoFSPEC, is now an established and trusted technology and is included in instruments such as the future telescope 4MOST. The same development is foreseen for astrophotonics at innoFSPEC, and the researchers are already establishing collaborations and testing their components at telescopes and in astronomical instruments. With reference to the future of astrophotonics, section head of innoFSPEC professor Martin Roth states enthusiastically, ”The emerging area of astrophotonics has already supported important discoveries in astronomy, e.g. the ground breaking work of Nobel laureate Reinhard Genzel about the black hole in the Galactic Center. Given the level of maturity and reliability that this technology has now reached, we expect that innoFSPEC, in collaboration with international partners such as the European Southern Observatory (ESO), will launch more exciting innovations”.

The excellence centers innoFSPEC in Germany and CUDOS in Australia were the first research groups to focus on exploring the diverse research areas under astrophotonics. However, the publication of this feature issue indicates that the emerging area of astrophotonics has now gathered momentum in many countries. The agreement for a joint astrophotonics research collaboration, signed between AIP and ESO in 2020, is another indication for the growing importance of the field. The editorial team of the feature issue consisted of nine members in total, with Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn, an ARC Laureate Fellow Professor of Physics and Director of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIFA) as the lead editor.

“As researchers in astrophotonics, we see how fast the field advances. With the feature issue, we wanted to provide a platform to showcase the progress and highlight this relatively young topic to scientists from other research fields. As experimental physicists, being guest editors for a journal was new to us. It was an exciting experience to be engaged in every level of the entire publication process, especially in the exchange with authors, journal staff, and the community. Accompanying the manuscript from submission through peer review, finally leading to a high-quality publication, is very rewarding”, say Aline Dinkelaker and Aashia Rahman, who since 2019 have been focusing on bringing the idea of this feature issue from conception to fruition.

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news-2368Wed, 18 Aug 2021 15:54:00 +0200Panel Level Packaging Consortium 2.0 – The First Year!https://bayern-photonics.de/Despite the COVID-19 crisis, Fraunhofer IZM and its 17 partners on the PLC 2.0 consortium have achieved excellent results within the first year. All partners met in a virtual meeting for two days. The time difference for such world-wide meetings is a challenge, therefore several sessions have taken place over the whole day to have easy access form Asia, Europe and the US.In 2016, Fraunhofer IZM teamed up with a group of industry leaders from Europe, the US, and Japan to develop the fundamental processes for new panel level packaging technologies that are ready to transition to industrial-scale high-volume production. The first incarnation of Panel Level Packaging Consortium (2016–2019) consisted of 17 international partners from industry and was judged to be a high-powered and impactful project, having a recognized expert for substrate technologies and wafer-level packaging at its helm in the form of the Fraunhofer Institute of Reliability and Microintegration. For its first run, the focus of the consortium was on the entire process chain in panel-level packaging: from assembly, molding, wiring, and cost modelling to standardization.

With the second consortium launched for 2020–2022, this focus has shifted to die placement and embedding technology for ultra-fine-line wiring down to 2 µm lines and space with a potential move to 1 µm. As such, migration effects and ways to exploit the migration limits of fine line wiring have become areas of interest for the consortium’s international members, including another 17 partners from industry: Ajinomoto Fine-Techno Co., Amkor Technology, ASM Pacific Technology Ltd., AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik AG, Atotech, BASF, Corning Research & Development Corporation, Dupont, Evatec AG, FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Intel Corporation, Meltex Inc., Nagase ChemteX Corporation, RENA Technologies GmbH, Schmoll Maschinen, Showa Denko Materials Co. Ltd (former Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd), and Semsysco GmbH.

The PLC 2.0 project has again made excellent progress: New equipment for panel level packaging had been installed during the run-up to the PLC 2.0, and the project benefits from several major investments made by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown restricted access to laboratory work and to the research network of the Fraunhofer IZM, leading to the work plan for the PLC 2.0 being extended by 4 months. All meetings of the first year were organized in virtual format with two dedicated sessions for the relevant Asia and US time zones.

One major focus of the project has been the investigation of warpage and die shift in large format reconfigured panels (18” x 24”), and considerable progress has already been made towards understanding the root causes. With these insights, the relevant parameters can now be controlled better to enable large-area fine-line RDL processes. The analytical effort has paid off, as RDL could be scaled down considerably on the panel level, making the most of the advantages of both wafer and panel-level technologies and paving the way for an entirely new process chain with new equipment and materials.

Building on this achievement, the consortium’s partners are now expecting twelve months of agile progress with developing and managing viable process options on the road to a complete high-yield process chain. The test structures for electrochemical migration tests were also designed in accordance with the IPC standard; the design of the test vehicles was guided by the standard’s description of the IPC multi-purpose test board, but with the structure sizes matched to the geometries reflecting the goals of the PLC 2.0 project as interdigital structures. Researching a combination of economic and environmental assessments to promote more sustainable production approaches is another strong part of the PLC 2.0. A first model to estimate the carbon footprint of the PLP technology has already been established. This first calculation will help all members to identify the most energy intensive stages and further improve the data quality in the most relevant steps.

Tanja Braun, Group Leader at Fraunhofer IZM, is the public face of the Panel Level Consortium: “What makes me happy about our work is seeing such a diverse consortium coming together and making progress towards one shared goal: Finding future manufacturing technologies for maximum integration density on the panel level.”

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news-2362Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:47:32 +0200UVC calibration standards with accredited test procedure https://bayern-photonics.de/Instrument Systems test lab develops traceable UV A/B/C reference sources for the calibration and testing of UV measuring equipment. Instrument Systems has been accredited for tests in the field of lighting technology to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 since 2009 and is now offering accredited testing of radiant flux and luminous flux with the “Goniospectroradiometry of optical radiation sources” procedure.This procedure has enabled the development of UVC-LED reference sources with traceable reference values of maximum precision for radiant flux and irradiance. These reference sources are used for monitoring and calibrating UV measuring equipment, e.g. the ISP-PTFE series.
The accreditation of test labs is extremely important for photometry customers. With it they receive the assurance that their measuring equipment delivers reliable and traceable results. At the same time, the accredited testing of the measuring instruments often used in production guarantees the high quality of the final products and instills a high level of confidence in the final customer. Instrument Systems therefore maintains a test lab accredited to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 that offers traceable tests of all relevant photometric and radiometric measurands from UV to the NIR range with numerous measuring procedures and is flexibly and securely positioned for the future.
The highly experienced lighting technology engineers at Instrument Systems developed a test procedure that is conformant with standard CIE 239:2020 and accredited for the production of high-precision UV-LED reference sources. The traceable reference values for radiant flux are determined by the measurement of UV-LED sources with a goniospectroradiometer consisting of a high-precision goniometer of the LGS series and a CAS spectrometer – likewise traceably tested by the test lab – with an irradiance optical probe. Extremely low extended measurement uncertainties (k=2) of reference values of only 4.5% (UVC), 3.5% (UVB) and 2% (UVA) can be achieved with this combination. Details of the procedure have been published in several trade magazines: LpS Digital Conference Proceedings 2021 (EN), ELEKTRONIKPRAXIS 11/2021 (DE), LEDs Magazine, September 2020 (EN).

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Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH
Kastenbauerstr. 2
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news-2357Tue, 10 Aug 2021 15:07:00 +0200Initiative QuNET demonstrates highly secure and practical quantum communicationhttps://bayern-photonics.de/Today, two German federal authorities communicated via video for the first time in a quantum-secure manner. The QuNET project, an initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to develop highly secure communication systems, is thus demonstrating how data sovereignty can be guaranteed in the future. This technology will not only be important for governments and public authorities but also to protect everyday data.It was a foretaste of the communication of the future - or rather, the "data security" of the future. Because when Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek invited members of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) to a video conference today, everything looked the same, at least for outsiders. Together with Andreas Könen, Head of Department CI "Cyber and IT Security" at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI) and BSI Vice President Dr. Gerhard Schabhüser, the minister talked via video stream.

And yet this videoconference opens a new chapter in the highly secure communication of the future. Because what the eye can't see: The conversation was not encrypted using conventional methods but by means of light quanta. The trick is that if an attacker tries to access the to be generated keys, which are later used for data transmission, the light particles are manipulated. This manipulation is detected together by the sender and receiver, thus preventing an interception attempt. The detection is based on physical principles. If an eavesdropping attempt is discovered, the key is discarded and a new one is generated. By means of this strategy, only private keys are kept and therefore long-term security of the agreed keys is achieved. This sets a new milestone for data confidentiality in the digital world.

A new chapter for the highly secure communication of the future

This so-called "quantum communication" will become necessary in the light of future technological developments: In the future, quantum computers and new algorithms are expected to be able to crack previously used methods of data encryption. According to the motto "store now, decrypt later", data can already be stored today and read later, e.g., with the aid of more powerful computers.

This threatens especially data that requires long-term protection, i.e., data that will still be of great value to hackers in the distant future. This includes not only information from governments and authorities, but also corporate secrets or personal health data of citizens.

Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek explained: "Quantum communication is one of the key technologies that play a crucial role in IT security and can help us prepare for future threats. This is so important because cyber security and cyber sovereignty are preconditions for the stability of democracy and also why I launched the QuNET initiative two years ago. QuNET is an important driver of the translation of findings from basic research on quantum communication into systems that are suited for everyday use. Our objective is to take advantage of the work of QuNET and the other projects on quantum communication funded by the Federal Research Ministry to lay the foundations for an ecosystem of producers and providers of quantum communication solutions in Germany. In this way, we can ensure the swift translation of innovative technologies and components into broad application. "

In order to be able to protect the privacy of citizens as well as states and companies in the future, there is already a great need for action today. It is not just a matter of developing new and highly secure communication systems based on quantum know-how but also of finding ways to integrate this new technology into existing IT infrastructures (e.g., fiber optic cables) and to take established cryptographic processes into account. There is also a particular challenge when it comes to long distances. Here, satellites can play a central role.

Long-term data security through encryption with quantum

The QuNET initiative pursues the goal of enabling long-term data security. On the way to achieving this goal, today researchers from all participating institutes realized the first quantum-based video conference between BMBF and BSI in Bonn, Germany. The focus of the QuNET work is the so-called "quantum key exchange", also known as QKD (short for "Quantum Key Distribution"). QKD enables the exchange of symmetric keys whose security can be quantified. The BSI is supporting the QuNET initiative and is preparing accompanying and independent test criteria in international cooperation.

At the end of last year, the research organizations involved in the initiative - the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Max Planck Society and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) - presented important basic principles for modern and secure communication standards. Accordingly, the scientists have further developed the overall architecture for systems for quantum-safe communication, as well as possibilities for exchanging quantum keys over long, medium and short distances using free-space and fiber systems.

In the setup of the first quantum-based videoconference between BMBF and BSI, multiple free-space and fiber quantum channels have been used. This corresponds to a more complex scenario than a connection via a single quantum channel. Besides the video conference aspect of the demonstration, the set-up was also used to produce scientific data which might give important insights for communication in complex quantum secure networks of the future.

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news-2360Thu, 05 Aug 2021 13:56:00 +0200PicoQuant and Seven Solutions jointly release white paper on synchronizing TCSPC units in a White Rabbit timing networkhttps://bayern-photonics.de/Free paper demonstrates the impact of synchronization protocol on the time accuracy of MultiHarp devices connected via Low Jitter White Rabbit switchesIn a recent paper, researchers from PicoQuant have demonstrated that synchronizing Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) devices in a White Rabbit timing network has only a negligible effect on their time accuracy. Multiple devices from PicoQuant’s MultiHarp product line were connected using Low Jitter White Rabbit switches from Seven Solutions the leading manufacturer of White Rabbit components. The authors have investigated how various network topologies, optical fiber lengths, and presence of Ethernet traffic affects the time accuracy of connected MultiHarp 150 and MultiHarp 160 devices.

Download the free white paper from PicoQuant’s or Seven Solutions’ website to learn more about the flawless interoperability of the MultiHarp devices with the switches from Seven Solutions. The experiments described in the paper demonstrated that - when using White Rabbit - the excellent timing performance of the MultiHarp can be maintained for reasonably sized networks and a timing jitter of less than 45 ps rms can be expected for such cases. Furthermore, the authors showed that the impact of fiber length differences of up to 5 km or simultaneous Ethernet data transmission was negligible.

White Rabbit technology is an open source project aimed at realizing an Ethernet-based net-work permitting simultaneous sub-nanosecond synchronization over long distances. White Rabbit is a powerful technology that allows synchronizing large numbers of detection channels over long distances without having to sacrifice any of the aforementioned channels for this pur-pose, which makes it highly valuable for a range of emerging applications such as e.g., quan-tum communication.

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news-2332Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:26:00 +0200Dutch Royals Visit Photonics in Berlin https://bayern-photonics.de/On July 7, the photonics community in Berlin enjoyed a public event with some rare guests: During their visit of the German Capitol Berlin, the Royal couple of the Netherlands visited a meeting of OpTecBB, the local photonics network, and PhotonicsNL. The latter is the national photonics network of the Netherlands. Both societies signed a memorandum of understanding at this occasion.The Berlin metropolitan region has a rich history in optics, photonics and quantum technology. Research and industry went hand in hand here, from eye glass development or the first electric light bulb to modern EUV lithography. Many of these developments were shared with Dutch organizations.
Two of the city’s leading institutions hosted the royal visit: Technische Universität Berlin, an institution with a major research focus on photonics and optical systems, and the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, an organization with an international reputation for research into quantum and non-quantum communication networks, artificial intelligence, and photonic integrated circuits.
During the royal visit, the ceremonial Atrium at Technische Universität Berlin was transformed into a showcase for light-based future technologies and German-Dutch cooperation. At the start of the program, competence networks Optec-Berlin-Brandenburg and PhotonicsNL officially celebrated their collaboration and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase this cooperation further and used the occasion to promote the global competitiveness of Europe as a center of Photonics innovation.
Professor Dr. Martin Schell, head of OpTecBB and director of the Fraunhofer HHI said “Together, we want to strengthen cooperation in research and development, promote the mutual exchange of expertise, thus improving our position in the worldwide competition for excellence.”
TU Berlin itself as host institution provided two glimpses into the future of photonics and quantum research. Firstly, its projects working to smooth the path to a global quantum Internet and open up collaboration with the Dutch QuantumDelta cluster, and secondly the unique, Berlin-wide Berlin School of Optical Sciences and Quantum Technologies doctoral program, which trains the next generation of top researchers and develops strong connections with Dutch partner institutions.
The economic potential of photonics in the Berlin region was demonstrated by the 35 scientific institutions and 400 businesses active in this area. Among these was traditional optics manufacturer Berliner Glas. Founded in 1952, Berliner Glas was acquired by ASML, a Dutch-based world leader in production systems in the semiconductor industry, last November 2020. Both companies attended the event in the Atrium and presented their latest technologies for chip production as well as their current plans for expansion in Berlin, including new infrastructures and measures to increase the 1000-strong workforce (400 more high-tech jobs to be staffed in the next 18 months).
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) provided examples for how research can be put into practice and how German-Dutch cooperation is creating a leap forward in European Photonics innovation. The miniaturized BB84 transmitter chips developed by researchers at the HHI are so small that they can only be viewed under a microscope, but their impact could scarcely be greater as they provide the necessary technology to make communications and IT systems faster, more energy efficient and more secure. For very precise tunable lasers, the researchers are working closely with Dutch start-up LioniX as well as PhotonDelta, a consortium committed to developing strong European networks in the areas of photonics research.

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news-2323Tue, 29 Jun 2021 08:30:00 +0200Register now for the ISLC 2021 conference –the international semiconductor laser community meets in Potsdam, Germanyhttps://bayern-photonics.de/In October 2021, the renowned International Semiconductor Laser Conference (ISLC) will be heldin Germany–for the first time in nineteen years and in person. Interested participants can register now – early bird registration until July 30.The Berlin-based Ferdinand-Braun-Institut  (FBH)  will  host  the  International  Semiconductor Laser  Conference  (ISLC)  as  a  hybrid  event  in  Potsdam  from  October  10  to  14,  2021. This makesthe  ISLC  one  of  the  very  first  in-person  international  laser  conferences  since  the COVID-19 outbreak.People interested in the conference who cannottravel to the eventare welcome to participate online.

The ISLC is dedicated to latest developments in semiconductor lasers, amplifiers and LEDs. Itrepresentsexcellence from all global regions and in all areas of currently active semiconductor laser research. The program committee has selected the top 100 papers for oral and poster presentations  from  the  conference submissions.  An  extensive  program  complementsthe conference, including renowned speakers and workshops on topics such as automotive LiDAR and photodetection.

The program with all contributions will soon be available on the conference website, which will be   continuously   updated –among  other   things, a   post-deadline  session   is   planned: www.islc2021.org.

Register now for the ISLC

Registration for participation is now open on the conference website –until July30at the Early Bird price.For more information, please click here: https://www.islc2021.org/registration

More about ISLC

The ISLC has more than 50years of tradition, attended by a highly international audience and with  locations  cycling  between  the  Americas,  Asia/Australia  and  Europe/Mid-East/Africa regions every two years. Since its founding, many new and ground-breaking semiconductor devices have been first presented at this conference. The ISLC was last in Germany in 2002. ISLC 2021and the associated exhibition areorganized by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Berlin and supported by IEEE Photonics Society as technical sponsor.

Topics include: semiconductor optical amplifiers, silicon compatible lasers, VCSELs, photonic band-gap  and  microcavity  lasers,  grating  controlled  lasers,  multi-segment  and  ring  lasers, quantum  cascade  and  interband  laser,  sub-wavelength  scale  nanolasers,  mid  IR  and  THz sources,  InP,  GaAs  and  Sb  materials,  quantum  dot  lasers,  high  power  and  high-brightness lasers,  GaN  and  ZnSe  based  UV  to  visible lasers  and LEDs,  communications  lasers, semiconductor integrated optoelectronics.

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news-2290Thu, 27 May 2021 08:38:20 +0200Dispelix and OQmented Form Strategic Partnership for the Development and Commercialization of Dispelix LBS Waveguides and OQmented LBS MEMS solutionshttps://bayern-photonics.de/The partnership’s initial focus is to jointly develop high performance laser beam scanning solutions for Augmented Reality applications

Espoo, Finland; and Itzehoe, Germany, May 25, 2021 - Dispelix, the world leader in Waveguide Displays for Augmented Reality Eyewear, and OQmented, the global leader in developing high performance MEMS mirror-based ultracompact projectors, have entered a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development and commercialization of MEMS-based laser beam scanning (LBS) technology. OQmented LBS MEMS technology contributes unmatched performance and is noted to be exceptionally compatible with Dispelix’s LBS waveguides for top-notch AR applications.

The full press release can be found here.

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The LaSAR Alliance was established to create an ecosystem to enable the efficient design and manufacture of augmented reality (AR) wearable devices, including smart glasses and headmounted displays. The alliance aims to facilitate the exchange and sharing of information, to create, build and grow effective and compelling LBS (Laser Beam Scanning) -based solutions and to help drive the growth of the market for AR wearables in general.

“LaSAR welcomes OQmented to the Alliance and looks forward to their contributions to building the solid foundation on which we can all drive the growth of augmented reality wearable devices through laser beam scanning solutions,” said Dr. Bharath Rajagopalan, Chair of the LaSAR Alliance and Director, Strategy Marketing at STMicroelectronics. “OQmented offers 25 years of experience in the development of customized, ultracompact, resonant 1D and bi-resonant 2D MEMS scanners, and we expect their participation to further fuel the technology and grow this dynamic market.”

The use cases for augmented reality technology are manifold: remote collaboration in theworkplace, training situations, education, manufacturing or entertainment are among them. PwC estimates that by 2030, virtual and augmented reality will boost the global GDP by USD 1.5 trillion.1 OQmented is developing technology that is a key enabler for AR mobile and stationary devices. The company has a strong background in electronics, drive and sync, combined with software expertise. Their unique Lissajous scan pattern and the vacuum encapsulation Bubble MEMS® technology2 enable highest resolution, lowest energy consumption and smallest chip size, at the same time guaranteeing long-term reliability for the hermetically sealed micro mirrors.

“We are excited about the forum that LaSAR provides to exchange with the other members and potential partners and strongly believe that the creation of a dynamic network is a crucial step for the advancement of AR wearables,” said Dr. Ulrich Hofmann, CEO/CTO and co-founder of OQmented. “With our unique Lissajous scan pattern and the Bubble MEMS® technology, OQmented can contribute complementary solutions to the alliance which did not exist this way before, providing new possibilities for the potential customers. Numerous applications can profit from this key enabling technology,” he added.

For more information about the LaSAR Alliance visit lasaralliance.org

 

About OQmented

OQmented is a deep tech company developing and selling high performance MEMS mirrors for ultracompact LBS displays and best in class 3D sensing solutions for mobile and stationary applications. The unique Lissajous scan pattern in combination with the patented vacuum packaging Bubble MEMS® technology and proprietary electronics and software enable new product categories in consumer and various other industries. Further information can be found at www.oqmented.com.

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Judith Woehl
Public Relations
OQmented
Email: media(at)oqmented.com

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1 https://www.pwc.com/seeingisbelieving
2 Bubble MEMS® is a patented 3D glass-encapsulation approach to hermetic vacuum sealing of the MEMS mirrors

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news-2249Mon, 19 Apr 2021 11:15:43 +0200OptoSigma Corporation appoints Scott Rudder as President and CEO - Guy Ear Promoted to Chairmanhttps://bayern-photonics.de/The Board of Sigma Koki Co. Ltd. (Japan – Tokyo), the global manufacturer of optics and photonics products and instruments, has appointed Scott Rudder as President and CEO of its OptoSigma Corporation (USA – Santa Ana, California) affiliate. The former President & CEO, Guy Ear will assume the role of Chairman of the Board while continuing as President and CEO of OptoSigma Europe SAS (France – Les Ulis, Paris).Rudder’s career in photonics engineering and development began over 30 years ago exposing him to program management as well as marketing & sales for companies including the US Army, Sensors Unlimited, and Princeton Lightwave prior to his co-founding of Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS).  Rudder spearheaded development of wavelength stabilized laser technology and many of the products for IPS.  In 2018, IPS was sold to Metrohm AG.
“Scott’s photonics experience, extensive network and creativity are a welcome addition to the OptoSigma team. He will guide corporate strategy and coordinate activities between OptoSigma and Sigma Koki to accelerate growth”, said Guy Ear.
The appointment affirms OptoSigma’s commitment to excellence and indicates its plans for rapid growth.
Rudder studied Optics at the University of Rochester and earned his MS in Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. Rudder will be based in Hopewell, New Jersey.

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OptoSigma Europe SAS
Fuerstenrieder Str. 279a
81377 Munich
E-Mail: a.haunholter(at)optosigma-europe.com
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news-2230Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:42:07 +0200STMicroelectronics and OQmented to Jointly Develop, Manufacture, and Market Advanced MEMS Mirror-Based Laser-Beam Scanning Solutionshttps://bayern-photonics.de/Agreement focuses on increasing development and capacity for ultra-compact, low-power laser-beam scanners to expand the marketGeneva, Switzerland; and Itzehoe, Germany, March 29, 2021 -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and OQmented, a deep-tech startup focused on MEMS1-mirror technology, have agreed to collaborate on the advancement of the technology for Augmented Reality and 3Dsensing markets. The joint effort aims to build on the expertise of both companies to advance the technology and products behind the leading MEMS-mirror-based laser-beam scanning (LBS) solutions in the market.

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news-2214Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:24:39 +0100Laser Components wins Prism Award 2021 with LaserLighthttps://bayern-photonics.de/SMD Chip Opens up New Application Possibilities in the Security Sector LaserLight SMD W-IR, the world’s first white light chip with a switching function, received the Prism Award 2021 from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. On command, the light source transforms into an IR emitter with 905 nm or 850 nm. Both light sources are housed on the same 7×7 mm chip. SMDs are optionally available with a starboard to facilitate mounting on the circuit board.With a luminous flux of 450 lumens and a luminance of 1000 Mcd/m², the KYOCERA SLD Laser product offers all the advantages of LaserLight white light technology, such as a long range and narrow beam angle, even in this dual function. The IR wavelengths are emitted with an output power of 250 mW.

The IR wavelengths of the SMD W-IR are mainly used in motion sensors, night vision cameras, and other professional security systems. This new development opens up numerous application possibilities. Instead of placing motion sensors and lighting in two different components, one element can perform both functions. For example, a surveillance camera automatically illuminates the corresponding area as soon as it detects something suspicious.

This chip is distributed in Europe and the USA by LASER COMPONENTS.

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news-2192Mon, 15 Feb 2021 16:13:00 +0100VI Systems demos 224G VCSEL https://bayern-photonics.de/VI Systems arranged a record speed data transmission demonstration of up to 224 Gbps using their new generation of 850 nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). VI Systems demonstrated a VCSEL data transmission at 224 Gbps using a standard telecom modulation format. In the setup the new generation of 850 nm VCSEL chips of the company were used. The experiment confirms that VCSEL based optical interconnects can also become available for the next generation of serial speed upgrade.

Details of the data transmission experiment will be presented at the Photonics West 2021 Digital Forum from March 6-11, 2021.

The presentation will be available on-demand on March 6:  https://spie.org/photonics-west/presentation/NRZ-DB-and-DMT-performance-for-short-reach-VCSEL-based/11692-10

 

About VI Systems GmbH
VI Systems GmbH, based in Berlin, Germany, is a fabless developer and manufacturer of components for optical communication and sensing. More information about VI Systems is available at www.v-i-systems.com

 
Press Contact:
George Schaefer
VI Systems GmbH
Hardenbergstrasse 7
10623 Berlin, Germany
phone: +49 30 30 831 43 41
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news-2181Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0100Laser Technology for Agriculture 4.0https://bayern-photonics.de/With climate change, uncertainties in food security, and pressure to preserve resources, agriculture is facing difficult tasks. To meet these challenges with cost-effective and intelligent electronic solutions, researchers at Fraunhofer IZM are working with partners to combine smart system integration with sensor technology, thus enabling the leap to Agriculture 4.0. In an earlier project they developed a laser that uses optical detection and AI evaluation to prevent infestation with harmful insects in warehouses and that is intended to replace the usual fumigation.Between the cultivation of grain and its consumption lies the real work of farmers. The growth of the plants must be continually monitored, the soil quality checked, and harmful insects eliminated — processes that cost both time and money. To modernize them, Fraunhofer IZM and the TU Berlin are involved in the ZIM network “AgriPhotonik” which brings together 29 German and Israeli partners from industry and research to establish digital processes in agriculture by using the potential of agricultural technology and photonics. The network management is handled by the OpTecBB competence network.

In the precursor project “Insect Laser”, supported by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food and partners, a solution was developed at Fraunhofer IZM to protect the agricultural stock from contamination by grain weevils and Indian meal moths. Though barely four millimeters long, these pests can cause significant economic damage and carry diseases.

It is common practice to fumigate storage spaces with chemicals only after an infestation with harmful insects. These chemicals, such as hydrogen phosphide, are deadly to the insects but can be used only sparingly. When used more frequently, residues on the stock can cause health hazards to humans and, above all, environmental pollution.

To reduce the use of chemical protective agents, the researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Integration IZM set out to combine laser technology and automated image recognition to reliably ensure the safety of agricultural products. The project was coordinated by the Julius Kühn Institute in Berlin.

The researchers detect the moment of infestation before the pests can spread throughout the stocks. Using an image-processing method developed by the BTU Cottbus (Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus), the small pests are detected on the surface of the supplies or on walls. An AI system then analyzes and classifies the insects and compares them against reference images. Such algorithms for image recognition are already established in countless applications. In this project, however, the wide variety of dimensions was especially challenging, since harmful insects that are only a few millimeters in size need to be reliably detected in the warehouses. This had to be taken into account in the design and production of the IZM laser system.

Once the position of a pest is known, a fine laser beam is directed to the relevant coordinates via radio by a scanner, rendering the corn weevil or Indian meal moth harmless. Because of the low temperature and intensity of the laser, the grains located underneath are unaffected.  By using a laser system, direct primary infestation is prevented, so that insects harmful to supplies do not spread in the first place.

The Fraunhofer IZM researchers in Berlin examined how different wavelengths and light beam intensities influenced the movement behavior of the pests and found that the infrared light had the lowest effect on the characteristic movement behavior used to identify the animals. The researchers were also significantly involved in developing the laser system, and initially created a laboratory setup. Following successful testing, they transferred this set-up into a compact insect laser system consisting of several units for use in test cells.

They also developed the interfaces for software and hardware between camera, laser, and scanner.

With these activities, Fraunhofer IZM is opening up to projects that will increase digitalization and automation in agriculture. In doing so, the researchers integrate optical sensors and electronic controls into unique systems and ensure that these can be manufactured efficiently and used sustainably.

(Text: Olga Putsykina)

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Susann Thoma
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news-2175Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:09:13 +0100Instrument Systems: Measure what the human eye sees: optical testing of AR/VR headsetshttps://bayern-photonics.de/LumiTop AR/VR with periscope lens enables two-eye measurement for AR/VR headsets, even under tight spatial constraints. Munich, February 2021 – Perfect user experience for AR/VR headsets calls for extensive, fast and highly accurate optical tests during production. In order to meet this specific challenge, Instrument Systems has developed the LumiTop AR/VR 2D imaging colorimeter. The LumiTop’s AR/VR lens simulates the human eye and measures color and luminance exactly as seen by the user. The unique periscope design enables synchronized two-eye measurements, and the proven LumiTop principle guarantees fast, traceable and highly accurate measurements. AR/VR devices are an exciting new way of visual interaction with the environment in real time. Besides the virtual display, the headsets contain several types of light sources and sensors that enable users to immerse themselves in the virtual world. To ensure a perfect user experience, extensive and highly accurate optical tests are necessary. Besides standard optical tests, new parameters that are specific to near-eye displays, e.g. eyebox dimensions, are critical for quality assurance. A uniform display is fundamental for an undisturbed viewing experience. Accurate luminance and colors are a basic requirement for natural perception. Contrast is important for good legibility of virtual text. Distortion of the image due to tolerances in the mechanical and optical setup have an immediate impact on the display quality and must be kept below the human perception threshold.
In order to meet these test requirements, the LumiTop AR/VR 2D imaging colorimeter designed by Instrument Systems has been optimized for the production testing of near-eye displays (NEDs). The AR/VR lens in the LumiTop simulates the human eye and measures color and luminance exactly as seen by the user. A wide camera field of view (120°), various pupil sizes and an adjustable focus distance facilitate a wide range of testing applications.
The unique periscope lens design guarantees easy access to the NED and enables an optimal measurement position, even under the tight spatial constraints of fully assembled headsets. A hardware trigger enables perfectly synchronized one-shot two-eye measurements with two LumiTops.
LumiTop AR/VR is also based on the proven LumiTop principle. While an RGB camera takes the image of the NED in one shot, a reference spectroradiometer corrects the results to yield highly accurate absolute luminance and color values. The measurement results are fully traceable to national standards and therefore allow low manufacturing tolerances, especially important for distributed manufacturing. Simultaneous measurement of a 2D image, spectrum and flicker makes LumiTop a very fast, comprehensive and highly accurate imaging light measurement device for AR/VR tasks in production. Instrument Systems also offers testing solutions for the IR sources (NIR LED, VCSEL) often used for gesture and object recognition within an AR/VR headset.  

Contact:
Instrument Systems Optische Messtechnik GmbH
Kastenbauerstr. 2
81677 München
E-Mail: info(at)instrumensystems.com
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news-2172Mon, 01 Feb 2021 11:28:14 +0100OptoSigma: New Partnership with ASE Optics Europehttps://bayern-photonics.de/OptoSigma Corporation, a global manufacturer based in the USA, Japan, and Europe, and ASE Optics Europe, an innovative company based in Barcelona, Spain, have entered into a new partnership and distribution agreement. From today, ASE Optics Europe is the official representative of Optosigma‘s products in Spain.Within this agreement, both companies offer the market the perfect combination in the optics industry: the high quality optical and optomechanical components, provided by Optosigma, together with the custom optical systems design and integration expertise offered by ASE Optics Europe. The standarized custom optical and optomechanical solutions are now available to all customers that requiere high-precision and high-quality solutions in optics.   

“Partnering with ASE Optics gives us the unique chance to provide a closer, more personal and still experienced support of our products to our customers in the Spanish Market.
We trust ASE Optics’ great experience and knowledge in the photonics market to perfectly complement our desire to have a more global reach of our services. This partnership opens even more possibilities for industries and researchers in Spain, from OEM projects to special products in addition to off the shelf components. We are ready to take on your challenges, “says Guy EAR, CEO of OptoSigma Europe S.A.S

"Photonics product development and research require having an access to quality products with the possibility for customized solutions. OptoSigma brings this balance to the market, coupled with a solid team with global experience, and with a clear dedication to customer satisfaction, which we have witnessed first-hand.  This partnership with OptoSigma perfectly complements ASE’s capabilities for optical and photonics systems engineering, allowing us to bring solutions to the Spanish photonics market.  This enables new opportunities in advancing innovations, quality products, customization, all the way through full integration capabilities, from unique products to series production “, says Andrés Cifuentes, CEO of ASE Optics Europe.

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OptoSigma Europe SAS
Fuerstenrieder Str. 279a
81377 Munich
E-Mail: sales(at)optosigma-europe.com
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news-2076Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:24:15 +0200CSEM: Alexandre Pauchard to succeed Mario El-Khoury as the new CEO of CSEMhttps://bayern-photonics.de/The Board of Directors has appointed Alexandre Pauchard as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CSEM. His appointment will be effective as of 18 January 2021. He will succeed Mario El-Khoury, who has successfully led the Center since 2009.CSEM is opening a new chapter. After 11 years at the helm of the Center, Mario El-Khoury, 57, is leaving his position as the head of CSEM to devote himself to personal projects. He is to be replaced by Alexandre Pauchard, who currently works for BOBST.

Arriving at CSEM in 1994, Mario El-Khoury, a Lebanese-Swiss engineer, held multiple leadership and executive positions before being appointed the role of CEO in 2009. Through his direction, he successfully managed to position CSEM as a key player in the development and transfer of cutting-edge technologies to benefit Swiss companies. A champion of innovation in all its forms and a passionate advocate for maintaining production in Switzerland, he has initiated several strategies aimed at digitizing Swiss SMEs to guarantee their competitiveness.

Under his leadership, CSEM has experienced unprecedented growth and development, with the number of employees increasing from 387 to 525. In 2013, he successfully established CSEM’s PV-Center, which fosters innovation in photovoltaics. He encouraged the Center’s growth in the MedTech and Additive Manufacturing domains and recently helped oversee the launch of the Tissot T-Touch Connect Solar, Switzerland's first connected watch, whose operating system and watch dial were developed at CSEM.

“Mario El-Khoury is an extraordinary director, who has allowed CSEM to shine both internationally and in Switzerland. We are extremely grateful on many levels for the excellent work he has done for us,” acknowledges Claude Nicollier, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Working within this unique and magnificent organization has been an exceptional opportunity,” adds Mario El-Khoury, “my gratitude goes out to my colleagues, Chairman Claude Nicollier, and the members of the Board of Directors. Their unwavering support has enabled CSEM to strive for excellence without losing its humanity.”

Head of Group R&D at BOBST, Alexandre Pauchard, 49, will take over the reins of the Center on the 18 January 2021. He will jointly manage CSEM alongside Mario El-Khoury until Mr. El-Khoury’s departure on 28 February 2021. Alexandre Pauchard has lived in both California and Zurich, graduated with a degree in Physics from ETH Zürich, and holds a doctorate in microengineering from EPFL. He brings with him to CSEM extensive technical and managerial experience, and his dynamism perfectly complements the Center, whose future operations seem set to continue along a steady path. “We are very enthusiastic about Alexandre’s appointment and look forward to working with this competent new leader,” says Claude Nicollier. “His past activities align exactly with CSEM’s areas of expertise, and his strong motivation to pursue the Center's objectives, ensuring it remains a center of technological excellence and innovation, and guaranteeing the transfer of our products and research to the Swiss industry gives us full confidence in CSEM’s future.”

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Rue Jaquet-Droz 1
2002 Neuchâtel
Schweiz
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news-2147Mon, 05 Oct 2020 11:35:00 +0200Search for traces of microplastics in humans: New joint research project funded https://bayern-photonics.de/The PlasMark project, which has been awarded 4.5 million Euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, will start in October 2020 with the aim of investigating the consequences of microplastics in the human body. Methods from astrophysics will be applied. The multidisciplinary research team from the fields of physics, biochemistry, biology and pharmacy is focusing on the question of how label-free diagnostics of plastic particles is possible. "We focus on three different state-of-the-art technologies," explains Prof. Martin Roth from the innoFSPEC research centre at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP). "In addition to confocal Raman spectroscopy and terahertz spectroscopy, which we know from the so-called body scanners at the airport, the suitability of multispectral light and electron microscopy for this purpose is being investigated.”

All three approaches - partly borrowed from astrophysics - are suitable for making statements about the chemical composition of a particle as well as visualising it. Raman spectroscopy take advantage of the fact that matter interacts with laser light, leaving behind a characteristic fingerprint - a spectrum in the scattered light. In this way it is also possible to assign the plastic particles to their original material - e.g. polyethylene, polystyrene or PVC. While this works well for sufficiently large pieces of plastic, the challenge for the team is to detect these fingerprints for small and minute particles. In addition, successfully scanning tissue samples with conventional Raman microscopes is very time-consuming and can take many hours to days. The innoFSPEC research centre at the AIP has set itself the goal of realising an imaging Raman spectroscopy setup that allows the identification of plastic particles within minutes or seconds. This is made possible by wide field spectrographs from astronomy - where this technique is used in observatories to save valuable observation time.

The joint project supports research at three Centres for Innovation Competence (ZIK) in the new federal states: ZIK plasmatis at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology Greifswald (INP), ZIK HIKE at the University Medical School and University of Greifswald and ZIK innoFSPEC at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics in Potsdam (AIP). The first results are expected to be available in two years' time in order to be able to better answer the question to what extent the contamination of the environment and thus of the human body with microplastic particles is one of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular diseases or even cancer.  

Press release of the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology e.V. (INP)

https://www.inp-greifswald.de/de/aktuelles/presse/pressemeldungen/2020/folgen-von-mikroplastik-und-nanoplastik-im-menschen/ 

Science contact AIP | innoFSPEC

Prof. Dr. Martin M. Roth, 0331 7499 313, mmroth(at)aip.de 

Media contact

Franziska Gräfe, 0331 7499 803, presse(at)aip.de   

The key areas of research at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) are cosmic magnetic fields and extragalactic astrophysics. A considerable part of the institute's efforts aim at the development of research technology in the fields of spectroscopy, robotic telescopes, and e-science. The AIP is the successor of the Berlin Observatory founded in 1700 and of the Astrophysical Observatory of Potsdam founded in 1874. The latter was the world's first observatory to emphasize explicitly the research area of astrophysics. The AIP has been a member of the Leibniz Association since 1992.

 

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news-2045Thu, 10 Sep 2020 14:02:32 +0200GIGAHERTZ: UVC Radiometer for Germicidal UV Sources including 222nm Excimer Lampshttps://bayern-photonics.de/The new X1-1-UV-3727 radiometer is designed to accurately measure the far-UVC irradiance or dose produced by 222nm excimer lamps. This is in addition to the measurement of other germicidal UV source types including low pressure Hg lamps and UV LEDs. Each meter has a wide dynamic range and is supplied with a traceable calibration certificate from the ISO-17025 accredited Gigahertz-Optik laboratory. Far-UVC radiation, such as the 222nm produced by Kr-Cl excimer lamps, has been the subject of many studies and is known to be effective against a wide range of pathogens.  Significantly, it is also thought to offer less photobiological hazard because far-UVC light cannot penetrate human skin as deeply as the longer wavelength UV radiation produced by low pressure Hg lamps and UVC LEDs.

The X-1-1-UV-3727 radiometer measures UV-C irradiance over a very wide dynamic range from 0.002 µW / cm² to 1000 mW / cm² which permits the investigation of both germicidal efficacy as well as hazard.  It is supplied with calibrations at 222 nm for excimer lamps, 254 nm for low pressure Hg lamps, and wavelength dependent calibration factors given in 5 nm increments 250 nm to 300 nm for UV LEDs. The detector’s flat spectral responsivity ensures lowest measurement uncertainty irrespective of the precise wavelength of UV LEDs which inevitably varies according to operating conditions and manufacturing tolerances.

The handheld meter provides a real time display of irradiance (mW / cm²) or dose (mJ / cm²) and includes a peak-hold function. The device may also be operated via its USB interface with optional S-X1 software. To correctly measure irradiance the detector’s entrance optic is a diffuser with a cosine field of view. The detector is pre-aged to significantly reduce solarization effects that results from long term exposure to UV radiation.

Gigahertz-Optik operates an extensive calibration facility that is DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 accredited. In addition to the absolute radiometric calibration, every UV radiometer produced by Gigahertz-Optik is individually calibrated with regard to its relative spectral responsivity. In accordance with CIE 220:2016 this enables spectral mismatch error to be corrected for, thereby reducing the overall measurement uncertainty.

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GIGAHERTZ Optik Vertriebsgesellschaft für technische Optik mbH
An der Kälberweide 12
82299 Türkenfeld
E-Mail: info(at)gigahertz-optik.de
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news-2035Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:27:42 +0200SphereOptics: New UV Raman Spectrometerhttps://bayern-photonics.de/SpehreOptics partner Wasatch Photonics is proud to announce the addition of a compact, costeffective UV Raman spectrometer to its family of modular Raman spectroscopy products. The WP248 Raman spectrometer expands on the company’s existing range of high sensitivity research and OEM Raman solutions spanning 405 to 1064 nm. Use of UV excitation makes the WP 248 ideal for fluorescence-free Raman spectroscopy, as well as UV resonance Raman (UVRR) to enhance sensitivity and selectivity. Applications range from materials analysis to UVRR studies of structure and dynamics in biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids.The WP 248 is a stand-alone UV Raman spectrometer with free space input and an f/2.0 numerical aperture for superior signal collection and high throughput detection. It covers a range of 400 to 3200 cm-1 with 14 cm-1 resolution, and employs a UV-enhanced CCD for detection. It is designed for use with a compact 248.6 nm NeCu laser, and comes with a triggering cable to synchronize acquisition with the laser. Data collection and spectrometer control is included through the company’s own ENLIGHTEN™ operating software and software development kits C/C++, C#, Python, LabVIEW, MATLAB, and other languages.
UV Raman offers several unique advantages for applications that may be challenging using visible and NIR excitation wavelengths. By exciting and collecting Raman spectra at wavelengths below 300 nm, UV Raman avoids interfering signal caused by native autofluorescence from the sample. This improves signal to noise for highly fluorescing samples, and enables trace detection of analytes within a more complex sample matrix.
Careful choice of excitation wavelength can also enable UV resonance Raman (UVRR) spectroscopy, which offers 102-106 signal enhancement for select analytes, or specific subgroups within biomolecules. This combination of enhanced sensitivity and selectivity is invaluable in the study of structure, dynamics, and interactions of proteins and nucleic acids, and has contributed to our understanding of protein folding.
Wasatch Photonics’ new WP 248 Raman spectrometer offers high sensitivity in a compact footprint for modular UV Raman and UVRR spectroscopy. It covers both the fingerprint and functional range with choice of uncooled and TEC-regulated detector, and can be user-reconfigured with choice of free-space input or integrated lens.

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SphereOptics GmbH
Gewerbestrasse 13  
82211 Herrsching
E-Mail: info@sphereoptics.de
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news-2024Mon, 17 Aug 2020 14:53:31 +0200Multiphoton: Change in the Management of Multiphoton Optics GmbHhttps://bayern-photonics.de/Würzburg, August 13, 2020 Dr. Boris Neubert and Dr. Benedikt Stender have been appointed to the new Managing Directors of Multiphoton Optics GmbH with effect from August 11, 2020. The two new heads at management level replace the company's co-founder Dr. Ruth Houbertz, who has been in charge of the company's fortunes since 2014 in her role as Managing Director, and who has continuously developed the innovative high-tech company into a globally active solution provider in the field of 3D lithography during the recent years, whose interdisciplinary team of experts offers world-class technical support in the implementation of 3D lithography into standard manufacturing processes: From the first design idea to prototyping and engineering, via small series to industrial series production, with the aim of establishing Multiphoton Optics in the industrial environment as an innovative supplier of equipment technology for the production of products of the 21st century.Dr. Houbertz will continue to be available to the company and to the customers and partners of Multiphoton Optics with her profound know-how and experience in an advisory role.
„I would like to thank the team of Multiphoton Optics for the excellent support offered to me during the last years, and wish you continued success “, so the words of Ruth Houbertz. Her advice to the new management: „Those who follow in the footsteps of others leave no trace of their own. “
"We would like to thank Ruth Houbertz very much for her pioneering work, her great and tireless commitment to Multiphoton Optics GmbH and the cooperation in the team ", says Dr. Benedikt Stender.
We are also pleased that we were able to engage Dr. Boris Neubert and Dr. Benedikt Stender, two long-standing employees and thus experienced experts, as new managing directors of Multiphoton Optics.
Dr. Boris Neubert has many years of experience in the areas of business development and strategy, product management, sales, organization and finance. Since 2014, he has been a shareholder of Multiphoton Optics in the company as COO and CMO for the management of the operational business, including the management and organization of the entire operational processes, operational services and marketing. Dr. Benedikt Stender, who has been working as CTO since 2016, has driven the optimization of 2PP technology to industrial market maturity. Driven by its proximity to customers with the aim of solving their problems and his deep technical background in printed optics and electronics as well as in quantum technologies, his focus is on opening up new applications and markets.
This realignment sets the course for further growth in the company. We are convinced that Dr. Boris Neubert and Dr. Benedikt Stender, together with the Multiphoton Optics team, will continue the successful work of the recent years and further develop the company.

Contact:
Multiphoton Optics GmbH
Friedrich-Bergius-Ring 15
D-97076 Würzburg
E-Mail: press(at)multiphoton.de
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news-2013Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:23:40 +0200TOPTICA: World Record CEP-Noise https://bayern-photonics.de/Since its first demonstration the frequency comb has evolved into a versatile optical tool. Today, TOPTICA’s Difference Frequency Comb DFC enables applications like high resolution spectroscopy, optical clocks or low-noise microwave generation.20 years ago, John L. Hall (Nobel laureate together with Theodor Hänsch “for their contributions to the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy, including the optical frequency comb technique”) and coworkers published a seminal paper1, in which they first reported on the stabilization of the carrier-envelope phase of the pulses of a femtosecond mode-locked laser.
With the Difference Frequency Comb DFC, TOPTICA has taken the next step. Using difference-frequency generation (DFG), the carrier-envelope phase is now stabilized for each pulse individually with an intrinsic locking bandwidth identical to the repetition rate of 200 MHz. The result is an unprecedented low level of carrier-envelope phase noise of only 135 mrad integrated from 70 mHz to 40 MHz. The DFG process is key for achieving such high-end performance. It also delivers a new level of robustness, which allows for reliable long-term operation.
Moreover, the DFC product line offers a very user-friendly control interface and comes in a compact 19-inch format. The unique combination of these properties turn it into the ideal source for the most demanding comb applications no matter if you are a comb expert or if you are discovering the field.

For more information visit the TOPTICA Difference Frequency Comb webpage

Contact:
TOPTICA Photonics AG
Lochhammer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
E-Mail: info(at)toptica.com
Internet: www.toptica.com

 

 

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news-1972Mon, 22 Jun 2020 09:36:29 +0200Gigahertz-Optik: Innovative spectrometer system for determining the scattering and absorption coefficients of turbid mediahttps://bayern-photonics.de/With the new and unique SphereSpectro 150H spectrometer system, Gigahertz-Optik offers a solution for simultaneously determining the spectral absorption and scattering coefficients for scattering samples. Conventional spectrophotometers (also called transmission spectrometers or absorption spectrometers) are used to determine the absorption coefficient of clear or colored media. . In a similar way to these conventional systems, the SphereSpectro 150H is used to determine the spectral absorption coefficient of scattering media. To do this, the sample is illuminated and the transmitted as well as the reflected light is measured and evaluated in a differentiated manner using radiative transfer theory. For clear samples the absorption coefficient is determined based on Beer-Lambert's law. However, if the sample exhibits scattering (i.e turbid or translucent samples), the entire physical process must be taken into account, i.e. a combination of scattering and absorption properties.

With the innovative SphereSpectro 150H spectrometer system from Gigahertz-Optik the absolute absorption coefficient can now also be determined for scattering media independent of the scattering properties of the turbid medium. At the same time, the effective scattering coefficient of the sample is determined, which provides additional information about the microstructure of the sample. This is a unique feature, which is not otherwise available on the market. The determined absorption coefficient is identical with the absorption coefficient determined conventionally for clear media and can be used for content determinations, for example. The SphereSpectro 150H uses an integrating sphere to measure the total reflected and transmitted light of an illuminated sample. From these two quantities, the absorption coefficient and the effective scattering coefficient are calculated based on the radiative transfer equation.

The SphereSpectro 150H covers the wavelength range between 200 nm and 2150 nm. Modular versions are also available for sub-ranges within this entire spectral range. The unique measuring system is also characterized by simple operation, short measurement times and a large sample chamber with optimized sample holder whilst keeping overall size to a minimum.

Further information

Contact:
GIGAHERTZ Optik Vertriebsgesellschaft für technische Optik mbH
An der Kälberweide 12
82299 Türkenfeld
E-Mail: info(at)gigahertz-optik.de
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news-1997Mon, 13 Jul 2020 10:17:20 +0200OptoSigma: New office in Munichhttps://bayern-photonics.de/Today we have the pleasure to announce the opening of our new office in Munich, Germany. Please join us in welcoming our new Regional Sales Engineers who will be managing and supporting the office and Eastern European Region, Mr Axel Haunholter and Mr Andreas Bichler!This new OptoSigma office will be supporting customers in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia!

@Axel Haunholter, MS in Photonics and BS in Physics, has over 6 years’ experiences in the field of Photonics since he graduated from the Munich University of Applied Science. Axel’s success is due to his involvement and passion in his work.  He is always willing and pleased to support requirements and challenges from customers.
@Andreas Bichler, BS in Engineering, since he graduated from the Munich University of Applied Science, Andreas has always kept growing his experience in the Photonics and Engineering field. His attitude is always “Ready to help” customers. A highly customer-orientated mind-set which fits very well into OptoSigma’s company culture.

Contact:
www.optosigma.com

Right in the picture:
Axel Haunholter
+49 151 1230148
a.haunholter(at)optsigma-europe.com 

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Herr Andreas Bichle
+49 151 12309305
a.bichler(at)optosigma-europe.com

 

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news-1957Thu, 04 Jun 2020 08:31:44 +0200TOPTICA: eagleyard Photonics rebrands into TOPTICA eagleyard https://bayern-photonics.de/TOPTICA Photonics has decided to rebrand its daughter company eagleyard Photonics into TOPTICA eagleyard. Eagleyard Photonics is a leading manufacturer of high end laser diodes in the red/infrared regime (630 nm – 1120 nm). eagleyard became part of the TOPTICA Photonics group in February 2013 and has since continued to operate separately under its own marketing brand and sales organization. Dr. Thomas Renner (CSO TOPTICA Photonics) comments „We have enjoyed the cooperation with our friends and partners in Berlin for many years now. The new common brand will reflect both strong market positions and create even more synergies“. The sales and distribution structure and website (www.toptica-eagleyard.com) however will remain unchanged and independent. The legal address and company leadership of eagleyard Photonics GmbH will also remain unchanged. Michael Kneier, VP Sales at TOPTICA eagleyard adds: „We are very happy to combine our two strong brands. This gives us the opportunity to address even more markets with our strong technology and OEM capabilities for laser diodes“. TOPTICA eagleyard focuses on laser diodes (components) – e.g. DFB’s, single mode, multi-mode, gain chip and tapered amplifier laser diodes for industry, life science, aerospace, defense and research. TOPTICA Photonics AG focusses on lasers – e.g. diode lasers, femtosecond fiber lasers, frequency combs, THz systems etc. for quantum technology, biophotonics and materials inspection/processing. TOPTICA eagleyard, with almost 50 employees, is located in Berlin/Adlershof in near vicinity of the Ferdinand-Braun-Institute (FBH), which is a close cooperation partner.

Kontakt:
TOPTICA Photonics AG
Lochhammer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
E-Mail: info(at)toptica.com
Internet: www.toptica.com

 

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news-1956Wed, 03 Jun 2020 22:02:02 +0200Sphere Optics: Shutter modules from Nanomotion for infrared camerashttps://bayern-photonics.de/Improved accuracy of remote temperature measurements for fever detection The RS08 from Nanomotion is a rotary, piezoelectric shutter that is being deployed in infrared cameras to improve the accuracy of remote temperature measurements. It is the first shutter of its kind, utilizing Nanomotion’s patented miniature piezo motor embedded in an 8 mm x 20 mm housing including the drive electronics. The shutter features silent operation (~15dB) combined with fast travel speeds of the blade (90° in 130 ms). Its compact design and low weight of merely 3.6 g enable easy integration in any camera systems. The RS08 uses a blade with high emissivity (>94%) conforming closely to the ideal Planckian black body. It therefore provides reference values, thus reducing the uncertainty of the ambient environment, for a reliable temperature reading of infrared cameras. In that regard, remote fever detection by means of handheld or stationary thermal imagers is an important application. In addition, the RS08 can be used for non-uniformity correction (NUC).
Nanomotion is a leading manufacturer of precise, piezoelectric motion systems for a variety of
applications. SphereOptics GmbH is distributor for Nanomotion in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Contact:
SphereOptics GmbH
Gewerbestr. 13
82211 Herrsching am Ammersee
E-Mail: info@sphereoptics.de
Internet: www.sphereoptics.de

 

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news-1919Mon, 04 May 2020 12:30:10 +0200New: Enhanced flicker frequency range, BTS256-EF now measures up to 40 kHzhttps://bayern-photonics.de/The lighting industry requires very versatile and reliable measurement devices when spectral light and flicker meters are concerned. The field of measurement applications and quantities is very broad: Besides illuminance and spectrum, there are many additional, more specialized properties of light sources that need to be measured like their performance in context with human centric lighting (HCL), their flicker properties, their efficiency in plant growth and many more. In all of those applications, it is crucial that the meter needs to be reliable and precise.The BTS256-EF by Gigahertz-Optik GmbH, a well-known measuring device manufacturer, has already been up to that challenge for many years. It offers a wide selection of measuring quantities relevant in general lighting and hence acts as universal measuring device in its field. Now, the device has been updated to record and analyze even higher flicker frequencies than before: It supports signal sampling with up to 40 kHz.

Furthermore, this enhancement does not only apply to brand-new devices: By applying the latest firmware and software updates, this new feature also becomes available for devices that have been out in the field for many years. Updates are offered on request. 

Further information

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GIGAHERTZ Optik Vertriebsgesellschaft für technische Optik mbH
An der Kälberweide 12
82299 Türkenfeld
E-Mail: info(at)gigahertz-optik.de
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news-1895Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:07:00 +0200Gigahertz-Optik - UV-C Radiometer for disinfection effectiveness and safety of UV-C LEDs and germicidal lamps https://bayern-photonics.de/The X1-1-UV-3726 radiometer enables the effectiveness of UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to be accurately determined for both low pressure mercury (254nm) germicidal lamps and UV-C LEDs. Additionally, the device has sufficient sensitivity to detect if undesired exposure poses a photobiological safety risk to users.UVGI is a sterilization method that uses UV-C light to break down microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria by altering their DNA and RNA, rendering them unable to replicate. The germicidal effectiveness of UV-C radiation depends on its dose (µJ / cm2) and wavelength. The dose is determined by measuring the irradiance (µW / cm2) and duration of exposure. The effectiveness of germicidal activity is wavelength dependent with a maximum around 265 nm which makes the potential germicidal efficacy of available UV-C LEDs greater than 254 nm emission Hg lamps.

The X-1-1-UV-3726 radiometer measures UV-C irradiance over a very wide dynamic range to beyond 100 mW / cm² with a resolution of 0.0001 µW / cm².  It is calibrated for its spectral responsivity from 250 nm to 300 nm. Wavelength dependent calibration factors given in 5 nm increments are incorporated for measuring UV LEDs with known nominal wavelength. Additionally, a 254 nm calibration is included for Hg lamps as well as a general purpose 260 nm to 290 nm calibration for non-specific UV-C LEDs.

The X1-1-UV-3726 offers sufficient sensitivity to check for safety compliance and the effectiveness of personal protection equipment (PPE) in accordance with the accepted occupational exposure limit to actinic UV (ICNIRP). This requires irradiance levels to be < 0.2 µW/cm2 at 254 nm and < 0.1 µW/cm2 at 270 nm over 8 hour’s exposure.

The handheld meter provides a real time display of irradiance or dose and includes a peak-hold function. The device may also be operated via its USB interface. Each meter is supplied with a traceable calibration certificate from the Gigahertz-Optik laboratory.
https://www.gigahertz-optik.de/en-us/product/x1-1-uv-3726

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GIGAHERTZ Optik Vertriebsgesellschaft für technische Optik mbH
An der Kälberweide 12
82299 Türkenfeld
E-Mail: info(at)gigahertz-optik.de
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news-1865Mon, 16 Mar 2020 08:42:03 +0100TOPTICA Photonics introduces Laser Rack Systemshttps://bayern-photonics.de/TOPTICA Photonics AG releases quantum-technology-approved laser modules for industrial rack integration: narrow-linewidth tunable diode lasers, amplified or frequency-converted diode lasers, frequency combs, and related accessories. A new era begins. After more than five thousand installed lasers in scientific laboratories, TOPTICA Photonics AG releases quantum-technology-approved laser modules for industrial rack integration. The novel product family includes narrow-linewidth tunable diode lasers, amplified or frequency-converted diode lasers, frequency combs, and related accessories.

The T-RACK – TOPTICA’s high quality, rugged 19” cabinet with modular power entry unit, professional cable and heat management – can house a multitude of different modules. All of these laser modules consist of a laser head with fiber-coupled optical output and are equipped with the renowned digital laser controller DLC pro. They are conveniently and reliably operated, easily remotely controlled and offer ultimate performance, previously only possible for operation in research-grade laboratories on optical tables.

Key features:

  • Rack-mountable & rack-mounted diode laser and frequency comb modules
  • Fiber-coupled optical output of 330..1625 nm
  • Convenient remote control
  • Complete solutions based on different subsystems including frequency stabilization
  • Quantum-technology-approved performance in industrial footprint

Based on its profound expertise in quantum technology, TOPTICA also offers complete rack laser systems: dedicated or customized solutions that work perfectly together from day one.

For any further information please consult our web page at: www.toptica.com/T-RACK

Contact:
TOPTICA Photonics AG
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing, Germany
E-Mail: info(at)toptica.com
Internet: www.toptica.com

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news-1852Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:02:09 +0100Menlo Systems - New office in Southern Californiahttps://bayern-photonics.de/Menlo Systems, the world’s leading manufacturer of optical frequency comb and laser stabilization technology, announced the opening of a new regional office located in Huntington Beach, CA. The new location strengthens Menlo Systems´ presence in the North American market and will serve as a strategic hub for Sales, Service and Technical Support for its future and established customer base.Menlo Systems is dedicated to bring its core competencies and expertise in femtosecond fiber laser technology to North America to serve emerging markets and applications. While the foundation of Menlo Systems is based on its Nobel Prize winning Optical Frequency Combs, the company also provides solutions for time and frequency distribution, ultrastable lasers, terahertz systems, and femtosecond lasers. The new Western Regional office is a testament to Menlo Systems’ continued growth and its commitment to its valued customers.

“The expansion of our US operations was a logical next step to heighten our exposure and is in line with our overall growth strategy.” said Simon Kocur, Director of Sales and Service Menlo USA. “Menlo Systems has seen a significant increase in demand due to its unparalleled expertise in Optical Precision Metrology. This new location will be instrumental in meeting our partners and customers needs in the western part of the US. It will enable us to fulfill our mission to be at the forefront of emerging and exciting new applications.”

Kontakt:
Menlo Systems
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news-1807Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:42:26 +0100LASER COMPONENTS Takes the Initiativehttps://bayern-photonics.de/Application for RoHS Exemption for PbX Detectors CompletedTogether with customers at home and abroad, LASER COMPONENTS has taken a leading role in the industry and made every effort to ensure that the supply of PbX detectors remains secure. These companies have applied for exemption from the RoHS regulations in Brussels.

The EU directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) contains a list of chemical elements and compounds that may no longer be used in electronic products. This includes lead in concentrations above 0.1%. The legislators are primarily concerned with tin solder that contains lead. However, this heavy metal is also a crucial component in the PbS and PbSe detectors manufactured by the LASER COMPONENTS Detector Group.

Manufacturers can apply for exemptions from this rule if a product is indispensable for certain applications. Annex IV, point 1c of the directive explicitly mentions lead used in infrared detectors. Together with its customers, LASER COMPONENTS has formed a consortium that has been able to prove that an alternative to using lead salt detectors in certain areas is not available.

“Many SMEs would simply be overwhelmed with the burden of EU law if they tried to take it on themselves,” says Sven Schreiber, who coordinated the activities at LASER COMPONENTS. “As a well-known player in the international detector market, we have taken the initiative. We are confident that our application will be granted. This would benefit all market participants for another seven years. At that time, the exemption will be renewed.”

>> More information

Your contact person:
Walter Fiedler
+49 (0) 8142 2864-729
w.fiedler(at)lasercomponents.com

 

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news-1805Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:10:11 +0100Optical frequency measurement to the 21st significant digithttps://bayern-photonics.de/TOPTICA’s frequency comb DFC CORE+ demonstrates world record stability, as reported in an article by scientists of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Braunschweig, Germany and TOPTICA.TOPTICA’s frequency comb DFC CORE+ demonstrates world record stability, as reported in an article by scientists of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) Braunschweig, Germany and TOPTICA.

This paves the way for a future improvement of some of the most sensitive instruments ever created: optical clocks and gravitational wave detectors. Both benefit from transferring the ultimate stability to a specific wavelength.

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TOPTICA Photonics AG
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing, Germany
www.toptica.com

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TOPTICA has been developing and manufacturing high-end laser systems for scientific and industrial applications for 20 years. Our portfolio includes diode lasers, ultrafast fiber lasers, terahertz systems and frequency combs. The systems are used for demanding applications in biophotonics, industrial metrology and quantum technology. TOPTICA is renowned for providing the widest wavelength coverage of diode lasers on the market, providing high-power lasers even at exotic wavelengths.
Today, TOPTICA employs 300 people worldwide in six business units (TOPTICA Photonics AG, eagleyard Photonics GmbH, TOPTICA Projects GmbH, TOPTICA Photonics Inc. USA, TOPTICA Photonics K.K. Japan, and TOPTICA Photonics China) with a consolidated group turnover of € 60 million.

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news-1811Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:57:00 +0100Instrument Systems: New spectroradiometer speeds up LED productionhttps://bayern-photonics.de/The new CAS 125 spectroradiometer with CMOS sensor is designed to maximize production efficiency and offers a unique “Recipe” mode that enables time-optimized control. Munich, January 2020 – Product life cycles are getting shorter all the time. The corresponding increase in the number of product variants presents manufacturing companies with new challenges. Production lines need to be faster and more complex, yet also more user-friendly. Instrument Systems – a well-known manufacturer of light measurement technology – works closely with its customers in the field of LED production to develop modular and flexible components for quality inspection in mass production environments. For the new spectroradiometer CAS 125, Instrument Systems has therefore focused on production-related applications for LEDs in the spectral range between 200 and 1100 nm. Instrument Systems will be presenting its new measurement device for the first time at booth 716 of Strategies in Light trade show, which will be held in San Diego from 11 to 13 February, 2020.

For the CAS 125 spectroradiometer, Instrument Systems decided to equip the device with a CMOS sensor that is linked to a specially developed electronic readout circuit. This combination enables very low measurement times of 0.01 milliseconds while simultaneously optimizing long-term stability. The spectrograph design is based on the high-end CAS 140D device, which is already well established in the market. This gives the CAS 125 a level of optical performance comparable to that of the CAS 140D in terms of both stray light suppression and optical throughput. The device-specific electronic readout circuit enables time-optimized control of the spectrometer through parameterization of successive measurements in Recipe mode on the CAS 125. This eliminates the time-consuming step of communicating with the PC to initialize each subsequent stage of the measurement process.

Another unique feature of the CAS 125 sensor is its built-in temperature stabilization feature. This results in dark current behavior that is independent of the ambient conditions, enabling the CAS 125 to ensure optimum long-term stability even in environments where temperatures fluctuate. A further highlight is the ability to parameterize the flash trigger. This element helps users synchronize the spectrometer with other system components, for example by triggering a photodiode measurement.

These key features – temperature stabilization and Recipe mode – are two of the CAS 125’s unique selling points. They significantly improve automated processes in LED production, thus boosting productivity.

www.instrumentsystems.com

Company portrait of Instrument Systems GmbH
Instrument Systems GmbH, founded in Munich in 1986, develops, manufactures and markets all-in-one solutions for light measurement applications. Its core products are array spectrometers and imaging colorimeters. The company’s main fields of activity are LED/SSL and display metrology, spectral radiometry and photometry, where today Instrument Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers. The Optronik line of products for the automotive industry and traffic technology is developed and marketed at its Berlin facility. Instrument Systems has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Konica MinoIta Group since 2012.

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news-1815Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:29:00 +0100Multiphoton Optics closes production agreement with nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH https://bayern-photonics.de/On December 16, 2019, nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH (nanoplus) from Gerbrunn and Multiphoton Optics GmbH from Würzburg closed a production agreement to produce miniaturized optics on laser sources for IR sensor technology using MPO technology. This is the first time that the two-photon polymerization (2PP) process of pioneer MPO is used worldwide for the industrial production of miniaturized components in a pay-per-use model.The lasers manufactured by nanoplus are used for high-precision measurements in industry and research. In the market for infrared sensors, the manufacturers of the sensors so far had the problem that they had to perform complex packaging and alignment steps. This increases the production costs and prevents miniaturized sensors required by the market. Multiphoton Optics’ High Precision 3D Printing process, also known as 3D Lithography or Direct Laser Writing, additively manufactures the required microoptics directly onto the laser facets.

“Multiphoton Optics’ technology allows us to inexpensively offer miniaturized laser sources for infrared sensing. This allows our customers to save time and money and build much more compact sensors.”, says Dr. Johannes Koeth, CEO of nanoplus.

The high-precision 3D printing from Multiphoton Optics is integrated into the existing production processes of nanoplus.

Dr. Ruth Houbertz, CEO & Managing Director of MPO, says: “In more than 15 years of collaboration with industrial customers, we have brought two-photon polymerization from research laboratories to practical industrial manufacturing. With our pay-per-use model, users drastically reduce their time to market, minimize their investment costs, and pay per manufactured quantities.“

www.multiphoton.net

www.nanoplus.com

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news-1663Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:52:04 +0200Sensors Expo: LASER COMPONENTS Wins “Best of Sensors” 2019 Awardhttps://bayern-photonics.de/LASER COMPONENTS, specialized provider of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry, has been named a “Best of Sensors” 2019 Award winner in the Automotive/Autonomous category. The company’s QuickSwitch Pulsed Laser Diode (PLD) was recognized as one of the Innovative Products of the Year 2019 which highlights cutting-edge advancements and achievements that are moving the sensors industry forward. Across fourteen categories, the prestigious awards were presented by the Editor of Fierce-Electronics during Sensors Expo & Conference 2019, held June 25-27, 2019 in San Jose, California.Based on LASER COMPONENTS’ proprietary compact hybrid configuration that integrates a 905 nm laser diode, switch and capacitor inside a TO56 metal housing, QuickSwitch can generate in one second up to 200,000 laser pulses with a typical duration of 2.5 ns. This is currently the fastest hybrid PLD solution available on the market allowing to collect data faster and higher resolution in laser-based distance measurement (LiDAR) applications that are finding their way into passenger vehicles. In the race to safer driving, automotive LiDAR sensor manufacturers will benefit from QuickSwitch to design more sensitive systems that warn drivers of hazards earlier, avoid collision, and ultimately facilitate autonomous drive.

“Our engineers’ innovative approach to minimize the inductance loop and to optimize the circuit layout for driving PLDs with fast rise times and short pulses is setting us apart from conventional designs,” says Mr. Matt Robinson, Sales Director of LASER COMPONENTS USA. “We are honored to receive this award in recognition of their dedication to deliver a unique product that meets current and future market needs,” Robinson added.

“For more than three decades Sensors Expo has been bringing together the most exciting technological advancements and cutting-edge applications from across the industry. The winners of this year’s Best of Sensors Awards underscore just how far-reaching the impacts of these innovations have become. LASER COMPONENTS personifies the commitment to engineering excellence and overall ingenuity we look for and we are thrilled to recognize their efforts in an extremely competitive field,” noted Cal Groton, Event Director, Sensors Expo & Conference.

This is the second award for LASER COMPONENTS’ QuickSwitch PLD in recent months. A previous recognition includes the Autonomous Vehicle Technology ACES Award in December, 2018.

 

More Information:

www.lasercomponents.com/us/product/quickswitch-pulsed-laser-diodes/

The Company:

LASER COMPONENTS specializes in the development, manufacture, and sale of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry. At LASER COMPONENTS, we have been serving customers since 1982 with sales branches in five different countries. We have been producing in house since 1986 with production facilities in Germany, Canada, and the United States. In-house production makes up approximately half of our sales revenue. A family-run business, we have more than 230 employees worldwide.

Contact:
Claudia Michalke
Tel: +49 8142 2864 – 0
c.michalke(at)lasercomponents.com

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news-1605Tue, 28 May 2019 09:09:02 +0200Bavarian laser technology and photonics: technologies for the futurehttps://bayern-photonics.de/invest in bavaria: Laser technology has long been an innovation driver for various branches of industry and everyday applications and is expanding this role with a view to areas that will become more important in future, such as additive manufacturing and data transmission. Bavaria is well positioned for the future with its outstanding infrastructure in terms of laser technology. Laser sounds like the future – and rightly so. Laser technology has not only been directly linked to the technologies of the future since today. We have long been familiar with lasers from printers and barcode readers. They were once the technology of the future. On the other hand, the future is now with holography or data transmission using optical fibres. The same also applies to the promising additives manufacturing industry: a product is manufactured by applying a starting material layer by layer using a three-dimensional computer model. The material binds during the process and everyday objects or components for industry are ready.

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news-1537Wed, 27 Mar 2019 12:34:32 +0100bayern photonics welcomes the company LIGHT CONVERSION as a new member.https://bayern-photonics.de/Light Conversion is a pioneer and worldwide leader of wavelength tunable femtosecond laser sources based on TOPAS and ORPHEUS series of optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) as well as diode pumped solid state femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE. Established in 1994, as a spin-off from Vilnius University Laser Research Center, the company has built its strength on profound knowledge in the field of optical parametric generation and amplification. With more than 3000 systems installed worldwide, Light Conversion has established itself as one of the leading providers in the scientific field as well as in the industrial sector. Over a decade femtosecond laser PHAROS stands for reliability operating in rough 24/7 mode. The product portfolio ranges from standard autocorrelator systems, powerful and flexible ultrafast laser systems to custom built OPCPAs. Further information LIGHT CONVERSION can be found at:www.lightcon.com

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news-1468Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:39:57 +0100Autonomous System Measures the Smallest Signal Dropoutshttps://bayern-photonics.de/With the OP1100 discontinuity analyzer, LASER COMPONENTS presents an autonomous test system for detecting and recording dropouts in optical data transmission.The OptoTestdevice detects signal fluctuations of 0.5 dB and a duration of 0.8 μs. Up to 24 single-modeor multi-mode fibers can be monitored simultaneously.The events are recorded in a fast, high-resolution data logger. This allows experts to trackthe course of the dropout and draw conclusions about its cause.In addition to round-the-clock monitoring of fiber optic networks, the OP1100 is also suitablefor laboratory tests. Passive and active network components can be precisely checkedfor irregularities caused by temperature fluctuations, vibrations, and other shocks such assignal dropouts or temporary fluctuations in the output or transit signal.

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news-1240Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:22:15 +020013th DLP(r) Technology Symposium - Save the Date / Call for Presentationshttps://bayern-photonics.de/The 13th International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications will be held at Congress Park CPH in Hanau (near Frankfurt, Germany) on October 23, 2018. The DLP Symposium is the established platform that aims to promote the dialogue and discussion between engineers, researchers, users and manufacturers/distributors in the field of innovative advanced light control optical solutions that can serve new markets. XIII International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications

We are glad to announce that the 13th International Symposium on Emerging and Industrial TI DLP® Technology Applications will be held at Congress Park CPH in Hanau (near Frankfurt, Germany) on October 23, 2018. The DLP symposium is the established platform that aims to promote the dialogue and discussion between engineers, researchers, users and manufacturers/distributors in the field of innovative advanced light control optical solutions that can serve new markets. The event is jointly organized by OpSys Project Consulting and the photonics innovation network Optence e.V.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS


DLP chips and associated development platforms are enabling many exciting new systems and applications beyond traditional display technologies. By bringing together scientists, technologists, and developers, the goal of this conference is to highlight new and interesting means of applying DLP technology to end applications within these emerging markets:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 3D machine vision (automated optical inspection (AOI), PCB quality inspection, robotics vision, factory automation, dental scanning, medical imaging and biometrics)
  • 3D printing (rapid prototyping, direct manufacturing, and tooling & casting)
  • Spectroscopy (oil & gas analysis, food & drug inspection, water & air quality, and chemical & material identification)
  • Lithography (printed circuit boards, flat panels, computer-to-plate printing, and laser marking)
  • DLP Pico™ video and data display (including smartphones & tablets, pico projectors, wearable displays, smart home displays, aftermarket head-up display, commercial gaming displays, and mobile smart TVs)
  • Technical aspects on subsystems and components comprised in DLP Systems (including light sources, optics, electronics, new product introductions)

Why submit a paper?

Get a large impact in the advanced light control community: Some 120 attendees and contributors from all over Europe, USA and Asia made the DLP symposium a huge success in 2015!

Please submit your contribution prior to August 15, 2018
to OpSys Project Consulting | Alfred Jacobsen |office(at)opsysconsult.com

Exhibition Space Offer

Seize the opportunity and register now for a table top presentation booth at the DLP Symposium exhibition area. Please find here information for the exhibition conditions including an application form. Please return order form by scanned copy to machemer(at)optence.de. Or confirm your requirements and preferences directly by e-mail.

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