EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit 2019
Opening & Welcome
Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium: Sponsors - video
SESSION 1: NEXT CHALLENGES IN INTEGRATED OPTICS
From the 600G Coherent transceiver to gyroscopes and barometric, inertial and quantum sensors, integrated optics can fulfil unmet needs in a wide range of applications in terms of miniaturization, cost reduction and lower footprint, as was shown during the different presentations. In this session, the main challenges for integrated optics such as high-density connections, integration with the electronics and assembly of subsystems were discussed. After the discussions, it could be highlighted that i) Silicon Photonics Circuits market is growing as fast as was estimated the last years, ii) passive alignment for high-density fiber arrays could have a big impact in optical comm and iii) new developments in components and electro-optical circuit board assembly will play a key role in the miniaturization of systems.
Silicon Photonics: State of Ecosystem
Michael Hochberg, CTO, Elineon (USA)
Integrated microsystems: From MEMS to Photonics
Simon Schneider, Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering, BOSCH (GERMANY)
Reducing Optical Fiber Array – Bridging the Gap Between Fiber Infrastructure and Dense Multichannel Optical Interfaces
Highly integrated optics and electronics for sensor and communication applications
Tobias Lamprecht, CTO, Vario-Optics (SWITZERLAND) - PDF
SESSION 2: PHOTONICS-ENABLED SMART MANUFACTURING
The different uses of laser technology in the industry are discussed in this session. Additive manufacturing is used for many applications such as production of highly customized metal parts for aeronautics and precise medical implants. Fiber and solid-state lasers are used to for the development of laser cleaning solutions, that are used for conservation of historic buildings and remove paint in aircrafts.
Coloured lasers for challenging manufacturing processes
Andreas Popp, Principal Expert Strategy Laser Technology, TRUMPF (GERMANY)
Laser Based Additive Manufacturing in South Africa
High Power Laser Cleaning for the 21st Century
Highly Doped Optical Fiber Picosecond Lasers
Tamila Zlachevskaya, CEO, Polarus (RUSSIA)
SESSION 3 – NEW FRONTIERS IN PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES
The need to avoid active alignment for photonic systems in large-volume production, issues related to flat and stereoscopic displays in AR, and the quest for new materials with low thermal expansion for higher reproducibility in sensors. Precision in all the levels of the supply chain related to simulations, design and fabrication seems to be the key to meet the requirement of the most exciting applications such as to identify the chemical composition of a distant star.
Smart Additive Manufacturing Solutions for the European Photonics Industry
Michael Thiel, Co-founder, Nanoscribe (GERMANY) - PDF
Software Framework Enabling Real-Time 3D Holographic Display
Printed Silicon Carbide Alloys - New Massive Polycrystalline Materials in Arbitrary Shapes
Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration
SESSION 4 – LANDSCAPE AND INVESTING IN PHOTONICS
Innovation and Investment for photonics were in the focus of this session that included the signature of collaboration agreement with the VR/AR Association, a strategic step forward for collaborations between members of the associations.
OPEN INNOVATION AT LG – PHOTONICS
Viktor Schütz, Technology Manager, LG Technology Center Europe (GERMANY)
Short pitch of EPIC members looking for investment/acquisition
Volker Sinhoff, CEO, AIXaTECH (GERMANY) - video
Signature of collaboration agreement with the VR/AR Association - video
SESSION 5 – IMAGING SYSTEMS FOR A CONNECTED WORLD
3D optical sensing is attracting an increasing attention in markets such as automotive and medical and security. Regarding autonomous driving in the automotive sector, LIDAR is the key technology to consider, but other developments are already having an impact such night vision for animal detection and thermal imaging. Regarding medical applications, raman spectroscopy through a small fiber can differentiate between tumoral and healthy tissue. In this session, the last advances in development of technologies for 3D sensing were presented.
Mass-Scale Automotive Optical Sensing
Norbert Lichtenstein, R&D Director, II-VI Laser Enterprise (SWITZERLAND) - PDF
Experience with Industrialization for Automotive of New Sensing Technologies
Photonics in the Digitization of Electronic Manufacturing
Active THz Imaging
SESSION 6 – SENSORS AND NETWORKS CONNECTING THE WORLD AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT
A massive number of sensors are required for an extremely connected world. In this session, different processes and technologies able to reduce the cost of a massive production of sensors required as discussed. During discussions, it was highlighted that i) integration of optical filters and micro-optical elements in polymer photonics are key issues for the development of these cost-effective sensors, ii) FGB are ideal candidates for mass-manufacturing for difficult environmental conditions and iii) testing of these sensors must be taken into account for large-volume fabrication.
Photonic Sensors - Applications and Challenges
Marc Schillgalies, VP Development, First Sensor (GERMANY) - PDF
FBG and FBG-Sensors for use in Difficult Environmental Conditions
SESSION 7 – 3-MINUTES ELEVATOR-PITCH BY EPIC MEMBER COMPANIES FROM BERLIN
With the support of Berlin Partner.