The purpose of the EPIC Meeting on Advanced Microoptics: Simulation, Fabrication & Characterization is to connect the supply chain of advanced manufacturing of microoptics with use cases in different application fields, such as CMOS image sensors, automotive lighting, AR/VR, medical, datacom, consumer electronics etc. Some manufacturing processes will also be discussed from large area master fabrication to additive manufacturing with nm-scale resolution. Furthermore, material challenges as well quantitative optical/surface measurements and lens shape fidelity, will be discussed.
Thursday 5 November 2020
11:30 Optional bus transfer from Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel to Nanoscribe
12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Light lunch @ Nanoscribe
13:00 – 13:05 Welcoming words – Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
13:05 – 13:15 Welcoming words – Martin Hermatschweiler, CEO & Co-Founcer, Nanoscribe (GERMANY)
13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: Additive manufacturing for the production of micro-optics – Michael Thiel, CSO & Co-Founder, Nanoscribe (GERMANY)
SESSION 1: Setting up the scene
13:45 – 14:15 KEYNOTE: Micro-optics for sensing & lightning – Markus Rossi, VP, Head of Innovation Office, ams (SWITZERLAND)
14:15 – 14:30 Freeform microoptics: current and future challenges – Rolando Ferrini, Managing Director & Project Coordinator, PHABULOuS (SWITZERLAND)
14:30 – 15:00 KEYNOTE: Inverse photonic design for manufacturable devices – Jens Niegemann, Principal Scientist, Lumerical (CANADA)
15:00 – 15:15 Nanophotonics for high precision applications – Anna Lena Giesecke, Head of Nanophotonics, AMO (GERMANY)
15:15 – 16:00 Coffee break
SESSION 2: Fabrication techniques for innovative refractive and diffractive microoptics
16:00 – 16:30 KEYNOTE: Manufacturing of wafer-level optics – Reinhard Voelkel, CEO, SUSS MicroOptics (SWITZERLAND)
16:30 – 17:00 KEYNOTE: Complex 3D printed microoptics: fundamentals and first applications – Harald Giessen, Professor, University of Stuttgart (GERMANY)
17:00 – 17:15 Industrial manufacturing from LOT1 to volume – Multiphoton
17:15 – 17:30 TBA. – MICROOLED
17:30 – 17:45 Optical microstructures created by two photon lithography – JOANNEUM RESEARCH
SESSION 3: Mass manufacturing by replication technologies
17:45 – 18:00 Optimizing a freeform optic master in positive resist with direct laser writing – Dominique Collé, Engineer, Heidelberg Instruments (GERMANY)
18:00 – 18:15 Hybrid additive-subtractive femtosecond manufacturing of micro- and nanooptical elements – Femtika (LITHUANIA)
18:15 – 18:30 TBA. – Fraunhofer IOF
18:45 Bus transfer from Nanoscribe to a dinner place
19:30 – 22:30 Dinner (venue – TBA.)
22:15 Walk / bus transfer to Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel
Friday 6 November 2020
07:30 – 08:00 Check out of the hotel
08:00 Bus transfer from Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel to Nanoscribe
08:20 – 08:55 Morning coffee @ Nanoscribe
08:55 – 09:00 Recap by Jose Pozo, CTO – EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
SESSION 4: Material challenges and novel applications
09:00 – 09:30 KEYNOTE: TBA. – NeptunLab
09:30 – 09:45 UV curing polymers for microoptics – Patrick Heißler, Product Manager, DELO (GERMANY)
09:45 – 10:15 High precision glass substrates for micro- and nanooptics: material options and roadmap – Rüdiger Sprengard, VP, Head of Strategic Business Field Augmented Reality, Advanced Optics, SCHOTT (GERMANY)
10:15 – 10:30 TBA. – Vanguard Photonics
10:30 – 10:45 TBA. – LIMO
10:45 – 11:30 Coffee break
SESSION 5: Optical metrology instruments
11:30 – 12:00 KEYNOTE: In-process metrology for microlenses using confocal microscopy – Jürgen Valentin, Head of Technology & Innovation, NanoFocus (GERMANY)
12:00 – 12:15 On-flight, in-line, and in-situ during manufacturing process micro-optic characterization by digital holography microscopy – Yves Emery, CEO, Lyncée Tec (SWITZERLAND)
12:15 – 13:00 TBA.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:15 – 15:15 Company visit @ Nanoscribe
16:00 End and optional bus transfer from Nanoscribe to Karlsruhe Hbf
If you already booked your room for May, please cancel.
Please book your room at Novotel Karlsruhe City Hotel (address: Festplatz 2, 76137 Karlsruhe, Germany) by H5400@accor.com using the promocode EPIC. The discounted rate of 159 EUR (single use standard room including breakfast & VAT) is valid for 5-6 November, when booking with the code until 23 September. If you need additional nights, their price may be different. The bus transfers will be organized to / from this hotel only.
Meeting venue: Nanoscribe (address: Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 6, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany), room Forum, ground floor.
The dinner place will be announced soon.
Early bird ticket price for EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT); non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT) available until 1 September 2020. By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event. EPIC will also share the participants list with the other participants or interested parties. Attendance is limited to 1 person per company, decision maker. Participation is confirmed only when received a confirmation email from the EPIC staff. Please also note that at the event we will be filming and making photos, where you might appear.