EPIC Meeting on Optics for Aeronautics at CAILABS

20-21 November 2018

Rennes, France

Hosted by CAILabs:


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together new concepts in advanced optical technologies applied to aeronautics demanding needs. We aim to discuss new technical challenges for aeronautics, advanced optics and laser-based solutions. Expected audience for this event:  aircraft and systems manufacturers, optics manufacturers, photonic sensor manufacturers, specialty optical fiber manufacturers, sensing/datacom system integrators, reliability experts, laser manufacturing systems companies, laser applications specialists, institutes, etc.

Advanced manufacturing
Laser communication
Lidar and advanced imagery
Laser and optics solutions tested/suitables for harsh environments (shock, vibration and extreme temperatures)


20 November 2018 Tuesday

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Lunch @ Le Mabilay (seminar venue in the city centre Rennes)
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome words:
Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium
Jean-François Morizur, CEO, Cailabs
David Mechin, Director, Photonics Bretagne

13:15 Session 1: Setting up the Scene

13:15 – 13:45 KEYNOTE: Applications of multi-plane light conversion: beam shaping for aeronautics and space – Pu Jian, VP product management & partnerships, Cailabs (FRANCE)
13:45 – 14:15 KEYNOTE: Aerospace primary structure manufacturing and inspection – Xabier Monton, Technical Supervisor, MTorres (SPAIN)

14:15 – 14:30 Large optics for aerospace applications – Aurelie Overbay, Process Enginner, Coherent (USA)
14:30 – 14:45 Optical fiber and fiber components for aeronautics and space applications – Nicephore Nicolas, Sales & Marketing Manager, iXblue Photonics (FRANCE)
14:45 – 15:00 The innovation can still happen in optical component – Guy Ear, President & CEO, OptoSigma (FRANCE)

15:00 – 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 Session 2: Advanced Manufacturing

15:45 – 16:00 Laser-based solutions for the advanced manufacturing in aeronautics – David Gomez, Director Laser for Manufacturing Lab, IK4-TEKNIKER (SPAIN)
16:00 – 16:15 Potential of high power femtosecond lasers for aeronautics applications – Clemens Hoenninger, Vice President, Head of R&D, Amplitude Systemes (FRANCE)
16:15 – 16:30 Wavefront engineering for aeronautics manufacturing : from transport to shaping and metrology – Samuel Bucourt, CEO, Imagine Optic (FRANCE)

16:30 – 17:00 KEYNOTE: Robotic fiber placement for aeronautics – Alexandre Hamlyn, Chief Innovation Officer, CORIOLIS GROUP (FRANCE)

17:00 – 17:15 Discussion + Summary by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

17:15 Bus transfer to the dinner venue – the restaurant ESSENTIEL
17:30 – 21:30 Dinner @ESSENTIEL
21:30 Bus transfer to the recommended hotel – Mercure Rennes Centre Gare Hotel

21 November 2018 Wednesday

08:30 Departure by bus transfer from the Mercure Renner Centre Gare Hotel to Le Mabilay
08:45 – 09:15 Morning coffee @ Le Mabilay
09:15 – 09:20 Recap and Welcome by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

Session 3: In-cabin photonic devices

09:20 – 09:35 MicroOptics – a key-enabling technology for photonics in aeronautics – Olga Fryckova, Area Sales Manager, SUSS MicroOptics (SWITZERLAND)
09:35 – 09:50 Optical interconnects and PICs for aerospace – Mikko Karppinen, Senior Scientist, Project Manager – Photonics Integration, VTT (FINLAND)
09:50 – 10:05 InP photonics for aeronautics – Klemens Janiak, Head of Modulators Group at Photonic Components Department, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (GERMANY)
10:05 – 10:20 Industrial platform for InP photonic transmitters – Helene Debrégeas, Director of Innovation, Almae Technologies (FRANCE)
10:20 – 10:35 Fiber optic sensors for use in aerospace and space applications – Mark Jacobs, Business Development Director, Optics11 (THE NETHERLANDS)

10:35 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 Session 4: 3D Sensing and Imaging in Aeronautics

11:20 – 11:35 Photonics solutions enabling the aeronautics of the present and future – Pierre Chazan, Sales Manager, First Sensor (FRANCE)
11:35 – 11:50 Solid-Sate LIDAR camera for long range and high resolution 3D imaging in aeronautics – Jordi Riu Gras, CEO, Beamagine (SPAIN)
11:50 – 12:05 Gratings and Compact hyperspectral UV to SWIR cameras for UAV and aerospace applications – Jean – Paul Gaston, OEM Project Coordinator, HORIBA (FRANCE)
12:05 – 12:20 Latest SWIR imaging advances for aeronautics applications – Simon Ferre, R&D Engineer, New Imaging Technologies (FRANCE)
12:20 – 12:35 Custom CMOS image sensors for aeronautics and space industry – Renato Turchetta, CEO, IMASENIC (SPAIN)

12:35 – 12:40 Final Remarks by Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch @ Le Mabilay
13:40 Bus transfer from Le Mabilay to Cailabs
14:00 – 15:00 Company visit @ Cailabs
15:00 End and Departures


Meeting venue on 20 and 21 November: Le Mabilay (Neway Mabilais, 2 Rue de la Mabilais, 35000, Rennes).
Dinner venue on 20 November, evening: Le restaurant ESSENTIEL (11 Rue Armand Rebillon, 35000, Rennes).
Company visit on 21 November, afternoon: Cailabs (38 boulevard Albert 1er, 35200, Rennes).


Unfortunately, there are no available rooms left at the recommended hotel – the Mercure Rennes Centre Gare Hotel (1 rue du Capitaine Maignan, 35000, Rennes). Please note that the transfers will be organized only from / to this hotel. For those, who have not booked their rooms yet, we recommend to look for something nearby, e.g. BW Premier Collection Le Saint Antoine Hotel et Spa (link, address:27 avenue Jean Janvier, 35000 Rennes, France, 4 star, 163 EUR), which is 7 min. walking distance from the Mercure Rennes Centre Gare Hotel.


EPIC Events Manager Neringa Norbutaite: neringa.norbutaite@epic-assoc.com 

Onsite (at the event) contacts:

Jasmine Vlietinck, Events Support Manager: + 32 4 97 23 0979
Jose Pozo, CTO, EPIC: +31 6 26 97 8312


EPIC members and invited companies: 250 EUR (excluding VAT);  non-members: 450 EUR (excluding VAT). By filling in the registration form below you agree your email to be used to keep you updated about the event.

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