Focus on the trends: the application panels


Application Panels at the LASER World of PHOTONICS

At the LASER World of PHOTONICS practice-oriented application panels were dedicated to current application sectors for lasers and photonics.

Biophotonics and Medical Applications (Hall B2)
  • Photonic Based Methods in Microscopy and in modern Operation Theaters

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 11:40 – 14:00

    Chairmen:
    PD Dr. Ronald Sroka, Laser-Forschungslabor, Hospital of LMU
    Dr. Gerhard Holst, PCO AG
    Dr. Carsten Philipp, DGLM e.V.

    Abstract:
    Laser based fluorescence measurements in combination with sensitive and low readout noise image sensors pushed in the last decade the development of new endoscopy and microscopy techniques and methods to a new level.
    With the different microscope methods like STED, localization microscopy, structured illumination microscopy and selective plane illumination microscopy and their combination even the diffraction barrier, described by Ernst Abbé, was overcome.
    Further, the combination of lasers and sensitive fast cameras improved routine measurements in the lab to achieve higher throughputs and faster reaction times for faster responses in therapy and already have entered the operation theater to achieve a higher level of quality in surgery.
    Medical imaging and lightning systems are continuously further developed and tailored to clinical needs. Integration of new techniques and methods will lead to adjustable intelligent systems.
    Together with lasers used in clinics this application panel will give an actual overview on many of these new methods and techniques, which are near to find their way into commercial availability or which are already present.

  • Laser Applications and Optical Diagnostics in Ophthalmology

    Monday, 26 June 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Ralf Brinkmann, Universität zu Lübeck und Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck GmbH
    Prof. Dr. Manfred Dick, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

    Abstract:
    This panel presents ophthalmic innovations in optical imaging and diagnostics as well as laser based therapies.
    On the diagnostic side, Fluorescence Lifetime Ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) is investigated as a possible new ophthalmic imaging modality to visualize metabolic states at the retina.
    Due to higher data acquisition speeds Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) now enables volumetric 4-D live imaging and OCT-based angiography.
    On the therapeutic side femtosecond laser application will be addressed, such as the revolutionary flapless refractive surgery and cataract surgery. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is applied to reduce intraocular pressure. Smart automatic feedback guided laser therapies at the retina will also be enlightened.

  • Visions for Future Diagnostics – Imaging

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, Institut für Phys. Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien
    Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics AG

    Abstract:
    In order to exploit the market potential of biophotonics as far as possible, the transfer of basic research into industrial products, specifically tailored to the needs of the users, has to be supported.
    The aim of the workshop is therefore to show how barriers between biomedical users on one side and technology and methods developers on the other side can be overcome in the field of medical imaging. Accordingly, the workshop starts at yet urgent and unmet medical needs. These will be picked up in the course of the workshop and converted into defined "request chains" starting at system level and going down towards subsystems and finally photonic components like lasers, detectors, and filters etc.

  • Laser evolution drives innovation in Life Sciences and Bioinstrumentation

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Matthias Schulze, Coherent Inc.
    Sönke-Nils Baumann, Omicron-Laserage GmbH

    Abstract:
    The continuous development of laser sources, such as miniaturization, improved modulation properties, increasing beam quality and optical output power, contributes to innovation just like the combination with advanced components, i.e. modern camera chips.
    Flexible laser sources allow the combination of different imaging procedures within one single device, such as classical confocal microscopy with time-resolved or super resolution microscopy. Clinical applications like PDT or optical biopsy are on the rise. Optogenetics and deep tissue imaging revolutionize neuroscience.
    The workshop highlights interaction between laser development and modern applications.

  • Photonic Based Methods in Microscopy and in modern Operation Theaters

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 11:40 – 14:00

    Chairmen:
    PD Dr. Ronald Sroka, Laser-Forschungslabor, Hospital of LMU
    Dr. Gerhard Holst, PCO AG
    Dr. Carsten Philipp, DGLM e.V.

    Abstract:
    Laser based fluorescence measurements in combination with sensitive and low readout noise image sensors pushed in the last decade the development of new endoscopy and microscopy techniques and methods to a new level.
    With the different microscope methods like STED, localization microscopy, structured illumination microscopy and selective plane illumination microscopy and their combination even the diffraction barrier, described by Ernst Abbé, was overcome.
    Further, the combination of lasers and sensitive fast cameras improved routine measurements in the lab to achieve higher throughputs and faster reaction times for faster responses in therapy and already have entered the operation theater to achieve a higher level of quality in surgery.
    Medical imaging and lightning systems are continuously further developed and tailored to clinical needs. Integration of new techniques and methods will lead to adjustable intelligent systems.
    Together with lasers used in clinics this application panel will give an actual overview on many of these new methods and techniques, which are near to find their way into commercial availability or which are already present.

  • Laser Applications and Optical Diagnostics in Ophthalmology

    Monday, 26 June 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Ralf Brinkmann, Universität zu Lübeck und Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck GmbH
    Prof. Dr. Manfred Dick, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG

    Abstract:
    This panel presents ophthalmic innovations in optical imaging and diagnostics as well as laser based therapies.
    On the diagnostic side, Fluorescence Lifetime Ophthalmoscopy (FLIO) is investigated as a possible new ophthalmic imaging modality to visualize metabolic states at the retina.
    Due to higher data acquisition speeds Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) now enables volumetric 4-D live imaging and OCT-based angiography.
    On the therapeutic side femtosecond laser application will be addressed, such as the revolutionary flapless refractive surgery and cataract surgery. Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is applied to reduce intraocular pressure. Smart automatic feedback guided laser therapies at the retina will also be enlightened.

  • Visions for Future Diagnostics – Imaging

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, Institut für Phys. Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien
    Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, TOPTICA Photonics AG

    Abstract:
    In order to exploit the market potential of biophotonics as far as possible, the transfer of basic research into industrial products, specifically tailored to the needs of the users, has to be supported.
    The aim of the workshop is therefore to show how barriers between biomedical users on one side and technology and methods developers on the other side can be overcome in the field of medical imaging. Accordingly, the workshop starts at yet urgent and unmet medical needs. These will be picked up in the course of the workshop and converted into defined "request chains" starting at system level and going down towards subsystems and finally photonic components like lasers, detectors, and filters etc.

  • Laser evolution drives innovation in Life Sciences and Bioinstrumentation

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Matthias Schulze, Coherent Inc.
    Sönke-Nils Baumann, Omicron-Laserage GmbH

    Abstract:
    The continuous development of laser sources, such as miniaturization, improved modulation properties, increasing beam quality and optical output power, contributes to innovation just like the combination with advanced components, i.e. modern camera chips.
    Flexible laser sources allow the combination of different imaging procedures within one single device, such as classical confocal microscopy with time-resolved or super resolution microscopy. Clinical applications like PDT or optical biopsy are on the rise. Optogenetics and deep tissue imaging revolutionize neuroscience.
    The workshop highlights interaction between laser development and modern applications.

Optical Metrology and Imaging (Hall B2)
  • Industrial Applications of Terahertz Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Thomas Renner, TOPTICA Photonics AG
    Prof. Dr. Martin Schell, HHI Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications

    Abstract:
    Terahertz radiation has become an established technology for measuring and characterizing samples in science and first industrial applications. To give some examples: Nowadays layer thicknesses in plastic and paper industry, defects in semiconductors or composition of chemical gases are being measured or detected by Terahertz radiation.
    In most cases the Terahertz radiation is generated by either femtosecond, DFB diode or quantum cascade lasers.
    This panel will provide an overview over the established laser and THz antennae technologies, the required measurement technologies and first successful industrial realizations.

  • Future Quantum Sensors in Optical Metrology

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Patrick Leisching, VP R&D TOPTICA Photonics AG
    Dr. Christian Vestergaard Poulsen, CTO NKT Photonics

    Abstract:
    This panel aims to present an overview on the current European Quantum Manifesto and German QUTEGA initiative and its impact for next-generation quantum sensors to enable new optical metrology applications.
    The focus will be state-of-the-art of non-contact metrology techniques that employ high-coherence laser systems to enable the quantum sensor system.
    Highlighted use-cases range from long-distance metrology employed in space-borne or geoscience applications, to large-volume metrology for intermediate-sized objects such as aircrafts, on to small-volume metrology, e.g., for high-precision metal working, thin film metrology on scales of 1 to 100 mm, and finally to nanometrology.
    The presentations introduce selected current and next-generation applications along with the requirements for the enabling laser technology.

  • Freeform Measurement Techniques

    Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Daniel Carl, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM
    Prof. Dr. Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG

    Abstract:
    Modern manufacturing processes enable an increased use of non-regular geometries. These freeform shapes are combined with steep edges and various surface properties, such as roughness, reflectance, absorption, color, coatings etc. Furthermore lightweight design often requires a combination of materials with disparate optical properties increasing requirements in terms of accuracy, robustness, and speed for metrology and inspection.
    This panel presents recent developments and current trends in the field of optical freeform measurement. Different techniques and examples for operation in industrial environments will be presented by selected speakers of international technology leaders to cover a range of ambitious applications.

  • Industrial Applications of Terahertz Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Thomas Renner, TOPTICA Photonics AG
    Prof. Dr. Martin Schell, HHI Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications

    Abstract:
    Terahertz radiation has become an established technology for measuring and characterizing samples in science and first industrial applications. To give some examples: Nowadays layer thicknesses in plastic and paper industry, defects in semiconductors or composition of chemical gases are being measured or detected by Terahertz radiation.
    In most cases the Terahertz radiation is generated by either femtosecond, DFB diode or quantum cascade lasers.
    This panel will provide an overview over the established laser and THz antennae technologies, the required measurement technologies and first successful industrial realizations.

  • Future Quantum Sensors in Optical Metrology

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Patrick Leisching, VP R&D TOPTICA Photonics AG
    Dr. Christian Vestergaard Poulsen, CTO NKT Photonics

    Abstract:
    This panel aims to present an overview on the current European Quantum Manifesto and German QUTEGA initiative and its impact for next-generation quantum sensors to enable new optical metrology applications.
    The focus will be state-of-the-art of non-contact metrology techniques that employ high-coherence laser systems to enable the quantum sensor system.
    Highlighted use-cases range from long-distance metrology employed in space-borne or geoscience applications, to large-volume metrology for intermediate-sized objects such as aircrafts, on to small-volume metrology, e.g., for high-precision metal working, thin film metrology on scales of 1 to 100 mm, and finally to nanometrology.
    The presentations introduce selected current and next-generation applications along with the requirements for the enabling laser technology.

  • Freeform Measurement Techniques

    Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Daniel Carl, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM
    Prof. Dr. Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG

    Abstract:
    Modern manufacturing processes enable an increased use of non-regular geometries. These freeform shapes are combined with steep edges and various surface properties, such as roughness, reflectance, absorption, color, coatings etc. Furthermore lightweight design often requires a combination of materials with disparate optical properties increasing requirements in terms of accuracy, robustness, and speed for metrology and inspection.
    This panel presents recent developments and current trends in the field of optical freeform measurement. Different techniques and examples for operation in industrial environments will be presented by selected speakers of international technology leaders to cover a range of ambitious applications.

Laser and Optics (Hall B3)
  • High power diode lasers: highly efficient beam sources for pumping and direct applications

    Monday 26 June 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Jens Biesenbach, DILAS Diodenlaser
    Martin Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

    Abstract:
    High-power diode lasers (HPDLs) have become well established as pump sources for solid state and fiber lasers, for material processing and medical applications.
    Significant progress in output power, brightness and production technology is still extending their range of applications. Compared to other lasers, HPDLs offer highest wall-plug efficiency, compact size, low costs, high reliability and low maintenance. Innovative HPDL designs, i.e. those based on dense spectral beam combining, as well as the diode manufacturing technology show this technology’s potential to reach applications which were so far dominated by SSL.
    Beside edge emitters, vertical emitters (VCSEL) and their applications will be discussed.
    The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of HPDLs and cover beam sources for various applications.

  • Pico-and Femtosecond Lasers and Beam Delivery

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 - 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Thomas Rettich, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
    Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

    Abstract:
    Sources of ultrashort and high peak power optical pulses improve existing and enable new applications in science and industry. Considerable progress has been made to realize reliable and highly efficient femtosecond and picosecond sources based on diode pumped solid state and fiber technology.
    Using novel laser concepts, output powers exceeding the kW level have been demonstrated for these systems even in femtosecond pulse operation.
    This panel provides an overview about the recent progress in performance scaling. The panel enables you to compare state of the art laser concepts for operation in industrial environment. The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of ultrafast lasers.

  • CW (and Long-Pulse) Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers and Fiber Lasers and Beam Delivery

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Frank Gäbler, Coherent Inc.
    Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

    Abstract:
    Diode pumped solid state and fiber lasers are established and attractive technologies for various applications. Recent developments and current trends in the field of high power lasers for scientific and industrial applications are presented. Central topics are significant improvements in efficiency as well as robustness and reliability.
    The presentations cover CW and pulsed lasers in the micro- and nanosecond range as well as the generation and beam forming of green and ultraviolet light at high average power.
    The panel provides an overview on state of the art laser technologies for operation in industrial environment. The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of high power lasers.

  • High power diode lasers: highly efficient beam sources for pumping and direct applications

    Monday 26 June 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Jens Biesenbach, DILAS Diodenlaser
    Martin Traub, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

    Abstract:
    High-power diode lasers (HPDLs) have become well established as pump sources for solid state and fiber lasers, for material processing and medical applications.
    Significant progress in output power, brightness and production technology is still extending their range of applications. Compared to other lasers, HPDLs offer highest wall-plug efficiency, compact size, low costs, high reliability and low maintenance. Innovative HPDL designs, i.e. those based on dense spectral beam combining, as well as the diode manufacturing technology show this technology’s potential to reach applications which were so far dominated by SSL.
    Beside edge emitters, vertical emitters (VCSEL) and their applications will be discussed.
    The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of HPDLs and cover beam sources for various applications.

  • Pico-and Femtosecond Lasers and Beam Delivery

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 - 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Thomas Rettich, TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
    Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

    Abstract:
    Sources of ultrashort and high peak power optical pulses improve existing and enable new applications in science and industry. Considerable progress has been made to realize reliable and highly efficient femtosecond and picosecond sources based on diode pumped solid state and fiber technology.
    Using novel laser concepts, output powers exceeding the kW level have been demonstrated for these systems even in femtosecond pulse operation.
    This panel provides an overview about the recent progress in performance scaling. The panel enables you to compare state of the art laser concepts for operation in industrial environment. The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of ultrafast lasers.

  • CW (and Long-Pulse) Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers and Fiber Lasers and Beam Delivery

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Frank Gäbler, Coherent Inc.
    Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

    Abstract:
    Diode pumped solid state and fiber lasers are established and attractive technologies for various applications. Recent developments and current trends in the field of high power lasers for scientific and industrial applications are presented. Central topics are significant improvements in efficiency as well as robustness and reliability.
    The presentations cover CW and pulsed lasers in the micro- and nanosecond range as well as the generation and beam forming of green and ultraviolet light at high average power.
    The panel provides an overview on state of the art laser technologies for operation in industrial environment. The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of high power lasers.

Industrial Laser Applications (Hall A3)
  • Simulation in Photonics

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Jens Schüttler, ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

    Abstract:
    Simulation tools and methods have reached a mature state today, so that even for complex photonic systems a prediction of their behaviour is possible with relatively high precision. The key components for a successful application are the right choice of the underlying models, the inclusion of experimental knowledge and the reduction of numerical complexity to a manageable extent.
    In this Application Panel some selected examples are presented, demonstrating goal-oriented development of products and applications by means of simulation.

  • Industrial Success Stories for Applications of Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Systems

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT
    Dr. Dirk Müller, Coherent Inc.

    Abstract:
    Ultrashort pulsed lasers provide outstanding capabilities with respect to accuracy and material processing quality. While initially viewed as expensive and less reliable, ultrashort pulsed lasers have become an indispensable tools for large scale industrial applications as their cost and reliability are now at par with most other solid state lasers. This more recent development demonstrates how ultra-short pulsed lasers have moved from niche applications toward addressing commercially significant opportunities and demand in the double- or triple-digits for a single application have become more common.
    This forum will focus on select success stories that demonstrate the growing market share of USP lasers and the economics behind these applications.

  • Lasers in Microelectronics: The Smart Connected World Approaching

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Rainer Pätzel, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG
    Dietmar Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
    Rajesh Patel, Spectra-Physics

    Abstract:
    Today the race for the Internet of Things (IoT) demands electronic devices to be smart and connected.
    A world without the myriad miniature electronic systems that put the “smart” into our homes such as smart-televisions, smartphones and other multi-functional devices is hard to imagine.
    Manufacturing these devices cost effectively is a huge challenge for the industry and laser processing can play an important role by enabling many tasks from the high precision structuring, drilling, cutting, marking and metallization of a multitude of materials to large area processing of thin films.
    This workshop will provide insight into latest laser applications that have shown to be the driver for rapid innovation in the manufacturing technology.

  • 3D-Printing: Laser based Additive Manufacturing for metal parts

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr.-Ing. Damien Buchbinder, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT

    Abstract:
    The additive manufacturing processes most commonly used for metallic components are Selective Laser Melting (SLM) for producing new parts and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for repairing and modifying existing components.
    Since they manufacture without tools and offer a great freedom of geometry, these additive processes enable functionally optimized components to be produced, e.g. in automobile, tools as well in aviation and turbine construction. In addition, the industry expects, above all, a significant increase in resource and energy efficiency during the entire life cycle of a product thanks to the use of functionally optimized components as well as to flexible repair strategies.
    For this reason, these processes are increasingly making their way into industrial manufacturing chains. In this panel, practical examples from industrial applications will be presented in addition to a process overview.

  • Smart Laser Solutions for Smart Mobility

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Marc Kirchhoff, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT

    Abstract:
    The proceeding limitation of CO2-Emissions by government as well as expected shortage of oil re-sources worldwide associated with increasing cost for fuel results in a global requirement for alternative mobile forms of energy.
    The development of these alternative forms of energy is summarized within the Mega Trend E-Mobility and Smart Mobility. Within this Mega Trend the main topics are alter-native drives, energy storage systems, concepts for lightweight design and infrastructure for the E-Mobility.
    Based on this megatrend vehicles could and probably will look completely different com-pared to today’s vehicles. This means new challenges and opportunities for laser based production technologies needed for high volume production.

  • Laser Processing of Dielectric and Brittle Materials (Ceramics, Glass etc.)

    Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Ulf Quentin, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    N.N.

    Abstract:
    Processing brittle dielectric materials such as glasses and ceramics is a challenging task: the high hardness combined with the tendency towards brittle fracture makes mechanical processing difficult and since these materials are not conductive, erosion processes are no alternative.
    Laser-based processes, however, can overcome these limitations. Although the use of cw laser beams is also limited due to heat influence, ultrafast lasers can be used for a wide range of applications that require low heat input and high precision.
    This application panel presents the state of the art and future possibilities of laser processing of brittle hard materials for different industrial applications.

  • Simulation in Photonics

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Jens Schüttler, ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH
    Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

    Abstract:
    Simulation tools and methods have reached a mature state today, so that even for complex photonic systems a prediction of their behaviour is possible with relatively high precision. The key components for a successful application are the right choice of the underlying models, the inclusion of experimental knowledge and the reduction of numerical complexity to a manageable extent.
    In this Application Panel some selected examples are presented, demonstrating goal-oriented development of products and applications by means of simulation.

  • Industrial Success Stories for Applications of Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Systems

    Monday, 26 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Arnold Gillner, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT
    Dr. Dirk Müller, Coherent Inc.

    Abstract:
    Ultrashort pulsed lasers provide outstanding capabilities with respect to accuracy and material processing quality. While initially viewed as expensive and less reliable, ultrashort pulsed lasers have become an indispensable tools for large scale industrial applications as their cost and reliability are now at par with most other solid state lasers. This more recent development demonstrates how ultra-short pulsed lasers have moved from niche applications toward addressing commercially significant opportunities and demand in the double- or triple-digits for a single application have become more common.
    This forum will focus on select success stories that demonstrate the growing market share of USP lasers and the economics behind these applications.

  • Lasers in Microelectronics: The Smart Connected World Approaching

    Tuesday, 27 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Rainer Pätzel, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG
    Dietmar Kracht, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
    Rajesh Patel, Spectra-Physics

    Abstract:
    Today the race for the Internet of Things (IoT) demands electronic devices to be smart and connected.
    A world without the myriad miniature electronic systems that put the “smart” into our homes such as smart-televisions, smartphones and other multi-functional devices is hard to imagine.
    Manufacturing these devices cost effectively is a huge challenge for the industry and laser processing can play an important role by enabling many tasks from the high precision structuring, drilling, cutting, marking and metallization of a multitude of materials to large area processing of thin films.
    This workshop will provide insight into latest laser applications that have shown to be the driver for rapid innovation in the manufacturing technology.

  • 3D-Printing: Laser based Additive Manufacturing for metal parts

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr.-Ing. Damien Buchbinder, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meiners, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT

    Abstract:
    The additive manufacturing processes most commonly used for metallic components are Selective Laser Melting (SLM) for producing new parts and Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) for repairing and modifying existing components.
    Since they manufacture without tools and offer a great freedom of geometry, these additive processes enable functionally optimized components to be produced, e.g. in automobile, tools as well in aviation and turbine construction. In addition, the industry expects, above all, a significant increase in resource and energy efficiency during the entire life cycle of a product thanks to the use of functionally optimized components as well as to flexible repair strategies.
    For this reason, these processes are increasingly making their way into industrial manufacturing chains. In this panel, practical examples from industrial applications will be presented in addition to a process overview.

  • Smart Laser Solutions for Smart Mobility

    Wednesday, 28 June, 2017, 14:40 – 17:00

    Chairmen:
    Marc Kirchhoff, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Fraunhofer Institute for Lasertechnology ILT

    Abstract:
    The proceeding limitation of CO2-Emissions by government as well as expected shortage of oil re-sources worldwide associated with increasing cost for fuel results in a global requirement for alternative mobile forms of energy.
    The development of these alternative forms of energy is summarized within the Mega Trend E-Mobility and Smart Mobility. Within this Mega Trend the main topics are alter-native drives, energy storage systems, concepts for lightweight design and infrastructure for the E-Mobility.
    Based on this megatrend vehicles could and probably will look completely different com-pared to today’s vehicles. This means new challenges and opportunities for laser based production technologies needed for high volume production.

  • Laser Processing of Dielectric and Brittle Materials (Ceramics, Glass etc.)

    Thursday, 29 June, 2017, 10:00 – 12:20

    Chairmen:
    Dr. Ulf Quentin, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
    N.N.

    Abstract:
    Processing brittle dielectric materials such as glasses and ceramics is a challenging task: the high hardness combined with the tendency towards brittle fracture makes mechanical processing difficult and since these materials are not conductive, erosion processes are no alternative.
    Laser-based processes, however, can overcome these limitations. Although the use of cw laser beams is also limited due to heat influence, ultrafast lasers can be used for a wide range of applications that require low heat input and high precision.
    This application panel presents the state of the art and future possibilities of laser processing of brittle hard materials for different industrial applications.

Language: The application panels are held in English.
Location: At the forum in the respective exhibition hall.
Admission: The panels are open to all trade-fair visitors, exhibitors and congress participants.
 
 
 
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