RSS Newshttp://en_ENThu, 05 Aug 2021 14:47:08 +0200Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:47:08 +0200typo3news-2332Wed, 07 Jul 2021 14:26:00 +0200Dutch Royals Visit Photonics in Berlin https://photonicnet.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://photonicnet.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://photonicnet.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.

For Press Information Contact:
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-2230Thu, 01 Apr 2021 12:42:07 +0200STMicroelectronics and OQmented to Jointly Develop, Manufacture, and Market Advanced MEMS Mirror-Based Laser-Beam Scanning Solutionshttps://photonicnet.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.

The official press release can be found here.

 

 

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news-2214Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:24:39 +0100Laser Components wins Prism Award 2021 with LaserLighthttps://photonicnet.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://photonicnet.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
fax:    +49 30 30 831 43 59
email:  George.Schaefer(at)v-i-systems.com

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news-2181Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:00:00 +0100Laser Technology for Agriculture 4.0https://photonicnet.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)

PR-Contact:

Susann Thoma
Tel.: +49 30 46403-745
Email: susann.thoma(at)izm.fraunhofer.de 

 

 

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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://photonicnet.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.”

Further information

Contact:
CSEM SA
Rue Jaquet-Droz 1
2002 Neuchâtel
Schweiz
Email: info(at)csem.ch
Internet:www.csem.ch

 

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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://photonicnet.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-1807Fri, 24 Jan 2020 22:42:26 +0100LASER COMPONENTS Takes the Initiativehttps://photonicnet.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.”

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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://photonicnet.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-1473Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:58:00 +0100Jahresauftakt bei ZEISS in Jenahttps://photonicnet.de/Fokus auf erfolgreiche Entwicklung am Standort und Jubiläumsjahr der Mondlandung ZEISS hatte gestern Abend zum Jahresauftakt in Jena eingeladen: Zu den rund 300 Gästen gehörten Kunden und Geschäftspartner sowie Vertreter von Politik, Wissenschaft und Bildung und des öffentlichen Lebens in Thüringen und Jena.

Grußworte überbrachten für den Freistaat Thüringen Ministerpräsident Bodo Ramelow und für die Stadt Jena Oberbürgermeister Dr. Thomas Nitzsche. Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Carl Zeiss AG, Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, gab einen Überblick über die Entwicklung der ZEISS Gruppe. Der weitere Abend war anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums der ersten Mondlandung am 21. Juli 1969 der Raumfahrt gewidmet. In einem Dialog sprach Kaschke mit den beiden Raumfahrern Dr. Sigmund Jähn und Prof. Dr. Reinhold Ewald über ihre Missionen im All.

Robust und widerstandsfähig für die Zukunft gerüstet
Kaschke konnte auf das vergangene Geschäftsjahr 2017/18 als wiederum eines der erfolgreichsten in der Geschichte von ZEISS verweisen. Dabei haben alle vier Sparten der ZEISS Gruppe zum Erfolg beigetragen. Er würdigte das Engagement, das Wissen und die Tatkraft aller ZEISS Mitarbeiter weltweit, die zu dem Rekordumsatz von 5,8 Milliarden Euro beigetragen haben.

Er hob ebenfalls hervor, dass die in Jena ansässige Carl Zeiss Meditec AG seit Ende Dezember 2018 aufgrund der nachhaltig erfolgreichen Entwicklung in den MDAX aufgestiegen und dort das einzige Unternehmen aus den ostdeutschen Bundesländern sei.
Angesichts abflauender Konjunktur, zunehmenden Protektionismus und anderer Hemmnisse soll eine fokussierte Investitions- und Innovationsstrategie ZEISS laut Kaschke noch widerstandsfähiger machen. Basis sei ein an Megatrends ausgerichtetes Portfolio mit verstärktem Blick auf Produktivität und Effektivität. ZEISS investierte im abgelaufenen Geschäftsjahr knapp elf Prozent des Umsatzes in Zukunftstechnologien.

Zum weiteren Kurs von ZEISS sagte er: „ZEISS ist mit seiner Unternehmensstrategie gut gerüstet, um sich weiter dynamisch zu entwickeln. Da können wir durchaus zuversichtlich in die Zukunft schauen. Für das aktuelle Geschäftsjahr haben wir die 6-Milliarden-Euro-Marke bei einer stabilen EBIT-Rendite fest im Visier“.

Entwicklung der Region und des Standortes Jena
Bodo Ramelow, Ministerpräsident des Freistaats Thüringen, und Dr. Thomas Nitzsche, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Jena, überbrachten ZEISS ihre Grußworte.

Der Ministerpräsident betonte die Rolle von ZEISS in Thüringen: „Die Zeissianer mit ihren technologischen Antworten auf viele Trends und Herausforderungen unserer Zeit sind und bleiben im Freistaat Thüringen und in ganz Ostdeutschland wichtige Impulsgeber für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Durch seine Internationalität und Brückenfunktion zwischen Ost und West in Deutschland, aber auch über die Kontinente hinweg, hat das Unternehmen eine Vorbildfunktion für die Region und das Land. Nur so kann auch ein weltoffenes und bewegliches Thüringen erfolgreich sein.“

Jenas Oberbürgermeister brachte in seiner Rede noch einmal die Freude über die Investition am Standort Jena zum Ausdruck: „Das Großprojekt von ZEISS wird für die Stadt selbst und ihre Entwicklung wie eine Initialzündung sein und viele positive Folgewirkungen nach sich ziehen. Der Hightech-Standort wird sich mit Modernität und Eigenständigkeit, aber auch mit großer Offenheit in das Stadtbild einfügen und eindrucksvoll zeigen, dass Jena seine Zukunft als Forschungs-, Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftsstandort fest im Blick hat. Ich freue mich, dass sich ZEISS über sein gesellschaftliches Engagement hinaus auch mit dieser Entscheidung zum Neubau zu seinem Gründungsstandort bekennt.“

Im Zeichen der Mondlandung
Der Abend stand dann unter dem Motto Raumfahrt: ZEISS war vor 50 Jahren bei der Apollo-11-Mission mit einem speziell entwickelten Objektiv für die Fotoaufnahmen dabei. Eine Replik der Kamera war in einer für die Veranstaltung entworfenen Ausstellung zur Mondlandung zu sehen.
Außerdem diskutierten die beiden Raumfahrer Jähn und Ewald mit Kaschke über ihre Missionen im All.

Jähn flog am 26. August 1978 als erster Deutscher in den Weltraum. Während der 124 Erdumkreisungen führte er an Bord der sowjetischen Raumstation Saljut 6 Experimente durch. Im Bereich Fernerkundung kam die Multispektralkamera MKF 6 von ZEISS zum Einsatz.
Ewald, der heute an der Universität Stuttgart für das Fachgebiet Astronautik und Raumstationen am Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme tätig ist, nahm vom 10. Februar bis 2. März 1997 an der zweiten deutsch-russischen Mission teil. Dabei flog er als Wissenschaftskosmonaut zur Raumstation MIR.

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke, Dr. Sigmund Jähn und Prof. Dr. Reinhold Ewald (von rechts) zu Besuch in der anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums entwickelten Sonderausstellung „See beyond. Go beyond. The journey to the moon and ZEISS.“

Ansprechpartner für die Presse
Gudrun Vogel
Standort Jena
Tel.: +49 3641 64-2770
gudrun.vogel@zeiss.com

Über ZEISS
ZEISS ist ein weltweit führendes Technologieunternehmen der optischen und optoelektronischen Industrie. In den vier Sparten Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets und Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology erwirtschaftete die ZEISS Gruppe zuletzt einen Jahresumsatz von über 5,8 Milliarden Euro (Stand: 30.9.2018).

ZEISS entwickelt, fertigt und vertreibt für seine Kunden hochinnovative Lösungen für die industrielle Messtechnik und Qualitätssicherung, Mikroskopielösungen für Lebenswissenschaften und Materialforschung sowie Medizintechniklösungen für Diagnostik und Therapie in der Augenheilkunde und der Mikrochirurgie. ZEISS steht auch für die weltweit führende Lithographieoptik, die zur Herstellung von Halbleiterbauelementen von der Chipindustrie verwendet wird. ZEISS Markenprodukte wie Brillengläser, Fotoobjektive und Ferngläser sind weltweit begehrt und Trendsetter.

Mit diesem auf Wachstumsfelder der Zukunft wie Digitalisierung, Gesundheit und Industrie 4.0 ausgerichteten Portfolio und einer starken Marke gestaltet ZEISS die Zukunft weit über die optische und optoelektronische Branche hinaus. Grundlage für den Erfolg und den weiteren kontinuierlichen Ausbau der Technologie- und Marktführerschaft von ZEISS sind die nachhaltig hohen Aufwendungen für Forschung und Entwicklung.

Mit rund 30.000 Mitarbeitern ist ZEISS in fast 50 Ländern mit rund 60 eigenen Vertriebs- und Servicestandorten, mehr als 30 Produktions- sowie rund 25 Entwicklungsstandorten weltweit aktiv. Hauptstandort des 1846 in Jena gegründeten Unternehmens ist Oberkochen, Deutschland. Alleinige Eigentümerin der Dachgesellschaft, der Carl Zeiss AG, ist die Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung, eine der größten deutschen Stiftungen zur Förderung der Wissenschaft.

Weitere Informationen unter www.zeiss.de

ZEISS in Jena

Am Standort Jena sind mit Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Medical Technology und Research Microscopy Solutions, dem Bereich Planetarien sowie der zentralen Forschung von ZEISS alle vier Sparten vertreten. Jena ist zudem der Sitz der zentralen Servicegesellschaft für Produktionsleistungen der ZEISS Gruppe.

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news-1240Fri, 06 Jul 2018 11:22:15 +020013th DLP(r) Technology Symposium - Save the Date / Call for Presentationshttps://photonicnet.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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