EPIC World Photonics Technology Summit 2019

Opening & Welcome

Carlos Lee, Director General, EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium - video

Gerrit Roessler, Head of Unit Photonics, Berlin Partners - PDF - video

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

Victor Kopp, Director of R&D, Chiral Photonics (USA) - PDF - video

Highly integrated optics and electronics for sensor and communication applications

Tobias Lamprecht, CTO, Vario-Optics (SWITZERLAND) - PDF

Enabling Optical Components and PICs for Emerging Applications

Milan Mashanovitch, CEO, Freedom Photonics (USA) - PDF - video

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

Hencharl Strauss, Research Group Leader Novel Lasers Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (SOUTH AFRICA) - PDFvideo

High Power Laser Cleaning for the 21st Century

Young Kwon, CTO, ANDRITZ Powerlase (UNITED KINGDOM) - PDF - video

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

Andrzej Kaczorowski, CTO, VividQ (UNITED KINGDOM) - PDF - video

Printed Silicon Carbide Alloys - New Massive Polycrystalline Materials in Arbitrary Shapes

Ruggero Schleicher-Tappeser, CBDO, PSC Technologies (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Transforming Optical Structure Technology Through Innovative System Integration

Itai Vishnia, CEO, PLX (USA) - PDF - video

Astrophotonics — A New Star on the Horizon of Photonic Sensors

Martin M. Roth, Head of innoFSPEC Section, Leibniz-Institut fuer Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) (GERMANY) - PDF - video

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.

ECOSYSTEM ISRAEL

Dan Vilenski, Former CEO of Applied Materials in Israel (ISRAEL) - PDF - video

OPEN INNOVATION AT LG – PHOTONICS

Viktor Schütz, Technology Manager, LG Technology Center Europe (GERMANY)

MARKET DATA

Jean-Christophe Eloy, President and CEO, Yole Development (FRANCE) - PDF - video

INVESTMENT VIEWS

Mike Powell, Managing Partner, Renevo Capital Limited (UK) - PDF - video

FUNDING/INVESTMENT

Short pitch of EPIC members looking for investment/acquisition

Peter Cheng, CEO/CTO, Endofotonics (SINGAPORE) - PDF - video

Volker Sinhoff, CEO, AIXaTECH (GERMANY) - video

Jorma Palmén, CTO, Ladimo (FINLAND) - PDF - video

PARTNERSHIP

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

Jan-Erik Källhammer, Director Visual Enhancement & Cognitive Systems, Veoneer (SWEDEN) - PDF - video

Photonics in the Digitization of Electronic Manufacturing

Avi Gross, CTO, Orbotech (ISRAEL) - PDF - video

Raman Photonics in Medical Space

Peter Cheng, CEO/CTO, Endofotonics (SINGAPORE) - PDF - video

Active THz Imaging

Andre Fougeres, Vice-President Innovation & Technology, INO (CANADA) - PDF - video

Infrared Imaging Solutions and Challenges

Patrick Abraham, Public and Private Partnership Manager, LYNRED (FRANCE) - PDF - video

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

Alexey Zarenbin, CEO, FORC-Photonics (RUSSIA) - PDF - video

Cost-Effective, Ultra-High-Speed Test Solutions for the Data Center and Beyond

Fadi Daou, CEO, MultiLane (LEBANON) - PDF - video

SESSION 7 – 3-MINUTES ELEVATOR-PITCH BY EPIC MEMBER COMPANIES FROM BERLIN

With the support of Berlin Partner.

Andre Richter, General Manager, VPI Photonics (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Nikolay Ledentsov, CEO, VI Systems (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Nils Kirstaedter, CEO/CTO, Lumics (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Kolja Haberland, CTO, Laytec (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Henning Schröder, Group Manager, Fraunhofer IZM (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Martin Schell, Executive Director, Fraunhofer HHI (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Slava Artyushenko, President & CEO, art photonics (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Bodo Richter, CEO, APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Robert Giertz, CTO, AEMtec (GERMANY) - PDF - video

Ulli Hansen, CEO, Lithoglas (GERMANY) - PDF - video