Five halls with the latest products and solutions from photonics—visitors to LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 could look forward to that.
Innovations, startups, and the World of Photonics Congress made the fair 2019 a gauge for the dynamic rate of innovation in photonics.
Light is the fastest, most precise, and most innovative tool for human beings. Whether in production, biomedical research and practice, metrology, space exploration. or in future fields, such as mixed reality, smart mobility, or nanostructuring of microprocessors with extreme UV light. LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 brought innovations and innovators together and, as a result, acted as a gauge for the dynamic rate of innovation in our industry.
For the Innovation Award which Messe München will be presenting in cooperation with publishing house Europa Science, exhibitors have submitted almost 60 products and solutions.
The submitted innovations were split evenly among five categories in which the jury picked the three finalists. They included a linear array detector for the visible infrared range (VIS SWIR), a femtosecond laser for biophotonics and the new blue NUBURU laser with 500 watts power for machining reflective metals. Civan Advanced Technologies was presenting an innovation based on its optical phased array technology for electro-optical beam control for shorter processing times and improved process quality. TRUMPF, TOPTICA, Rofin Sinar UK, Xenics, SWIR Vision Systems, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Qingdao Lasence, and many more exhibitors announced new solutions for
In addition to the established manufacturers, newly founded companies were also driving innovation in photonics. LASER World of PHOTONICS offered them a platform at the joint startup booth and presented the Start-Up Award for the third time this year. Here, too, the jury has picked six finalists . They see their entrepreneurial future in LiDAR sensors and SWIR cameras for driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicles, real-time sensors for bacteria on food, 3D and infrared sensors, and the generation of free-floating hologram-like images and videos, and the production of miniature spectrometers based on fiber Bragg gratings that can be inscribed in the fiber core with ultrashort pulse lasers.