EPIC Meeting on Advanced Microoptics: Simulation, Fabrication & Characterization at Nanoscribe

5-6 November 2020

Karlsruhe, Germany


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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 – Ruth Houbertz, CEO, Multiphoton Optics (GERMANY)
17:15 – 17:30 Requirements for microoptics arrays for brightness enhancement of OLED microdisplays – Gunther Haas, CTO, MICROOLED (FRANCE)
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 Manufacturing of advanced micro-optical components based on Step & Repeat UV-Replication – Jens Dunkel, Scientist Micro- and Nanostructured Optics, Fraunhofer IOF (GERMANY)

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

9:00 – 9:30 KEYNOTE: The World of Technical Optics as of today – Reinhard Windemuth, Sales Director UA3P/Senior Expert FATP, Panasonic (GERMANY)

SESSION 4: Material challenges and novel applications
09:30 – 10:00 KEYNOTE: TBA. – NeptunLab
10:15 – 10:30 UV curing polymers for microoptics – Patrick Heißler, Product Manager, DELO (GERMANY)
10:30 – 10:45 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)
10:45 – 11:00 TBA. – Vanguard Photonics
11:00 – 11:15 TBA. – LIMO

11:15 – 12:00 Coffee break

SESSION 5: Optical metrology instruments
12:00 – 12:30 KEYNOTE: In-process metrology for microlenses using confocal microscopy –  Jürgen Valentin, Head of Technology & Innovation, NanoFocus (GERMANY)
12:30 – 12:45 On-flight, in-line, and in-situ during manufacturing process micro-optic characterization by digital holography microscopy – Yves Emery, CEO, Lyncée Tec (SWITZERLAND) 
12:45 – 13:15 KEYNOTE: Gratings, diffractive lenses, metalenses, DOEs, diffusers: modeling and design – Frank Wyrowski, Founder and President, LightTrans International (GERMANY)
13:15 – 13:30 TBA.

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Company visit @ Nanoscribe
16:00 End and optional bus transfer from Nanoscribe to Karlsruhe Hbf


If you already booked your room for May 2020 (old event date), please cancel. 

Instructions of how to book the hotel for November 2020:

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 2020.  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.

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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.

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