Focus on the trends: the application panels

At the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019 practice-oriented application panels were dedicated to current application sectors for lasers and photonics.

Biophotonics and Medical Applications / Optical Metrology and Imaging

Monday, June 24, 2019, 11:40 – 14:00

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Ronald Sroka, Laser-Forschungslabor, LIFE-Zentrum an der Urologischen Klinik, LMU-München
  • Dr. Carsten Philipp, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Lasermedizin e.V. (DGLM)

Abstract:

Optical and clinical imaging methods show the potential of innovative and personalized diagnosis, treatment planning, therapeutic intervention and follow-up. Technical developments based on Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality may support such medical challenges. Furthermore, they also improve education and training by providing close to reality situations. What is the state-of-the art in this process? What are the challenges and further R&D aspects? This Application Panel focused on these questions and show perspectives.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Popp, Scientific Director, Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V.
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Bauer, Clinic Director, Universitätsklinikum Jena
  • Dr. Jens Hellwage, Managing director, InfectoGnostics Forschungscampus Jena e. V.

Abstract:

In the context of the increasing challenge of antimicrobial resistances, the field of diagnostics for infectious diseases is both a highly innovative research area and a fast growing market. The time needed for transformation of scientific knowledge into components, systems and innovative products requires early communication between the different disciplines and the industry.

This panel of infection specialists will bring together end users with technology-owners and developers. Accordingly, a clinical expert will start the session to present the unmet medical needs. Speakers from academic research and industry and will break down medical requirements into defined demands and present technological solutions along the whole value chain.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 15:00 – 17:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Peter E. Harland, Corporate Innovation Management, Jenoptik AG
  • Sebastian Schau, Director R&D, Jenoptik Optical Systems GmbH

Abstract:

To improve safety levels and prepare for autonomous driving, most car manufacturers will introduce a combination of remote sensors (video, radar, LiDAR). LiDAR is an addition to existing sensor technologies, which ensures reliable detection of free space during day and night, including the possibility of evasion. Today, the first luxury vehicles are already prepared for Level 3 autonomous driving and equipped with LiDAR technology. In the near future, LiDAR will be integrated into almost all vehicles as a key technology for autonomous driving.

In order to meet the expectations of automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers are faced with numerous photonic challenges. In this panel, we look at how the performance of LiDAR systems can be improved by optimizing the photonic chain (laser source, transmitter optics, receiver optics, etc.).

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Arnd Krüger, Vice President Sales EMEA, MKS Instruments, Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH
  • Marco Arrigoni, Director of Marketing, Coherent Inc.

Abstract:

Personalized Medicine and aging populations are key market drivers pushing trends in life sciences and laser solutions. Capturing more data from the same limited sample size in one instrument run requires an expanded wavelength range.

For cell analytical procedures in cytometry and microscopy, light engine solutions specific to the application are enabling a new generation of instrumentation tools. On the laser component level new spectral and temporal capabilities pave the way towards new applications.

This panel reviews the progress of new applications supported by advances in photonic solutions. Experts will present updates on the synergism between new laser technologies and their applications.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:00 – 17:20

Chairmen:

  • Prof. Dr. Manfred Dick, Manager Research Cooperation / R&D ZEISS Ophthalmic Devices, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
  • Dr. Ralf Brinkmann, Managing Director Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck GmbH / Group leader, Institut für Biomedizinische Optik der Universität zu Lübeck

Abstract:

Innovations in the fields of visual optics, optical imaging and diagnosis as well as laser based therapies in medicine are presented. New optical designs of spectacle lenses and intraocular lenses enable improved vision. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) finds new applications in neurosurgery.

Laser based lithotripsy can be improved in treatment safety with help of automated tissue detection. Course of cataract disease can be better diagnosed and probably delayed on basis of LED based technologies. In cataract surgery and also Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty ns-lasers will gain more and more in importance.

Lasers and Optics

Monday, June 24, 2019, 14:40 – 17:00

Chairmen:

  • Frank Gäbler, Director of Marketing, Coherent | ROFIN
  • Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Lasers and Optics, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Head of Institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

Abstract:

Diode pumped solid state lasers and fiber lasers are established laser technologies which are attractive for various applications in science and industry. This panel presents recent developments and current trends in the field of high power lasers for industrial purposes.

Significant improvements in efficiency as well as robustness and reliability are central topics. The presentations cover CW lasers, pulsed lasers in the microsecond and nanosecond range, and the generation of green and ultraviolet light at high average power.

The panel enables you to get an overview and to compare state of the art laser technologies suitable to operate in industrial environments. The presentations will be given by selected speakers of international market leaders in the field of high power lasers.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 15:00 – 17:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Thomas Rettich, Research and Science Coordination, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Hans-Dieter Hoffmann, Lasers and Optics, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Head of Institute, 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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Jörg Neukum Senior Product Manager - High-Power Diode Laser, Coherent Mainz - DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH
  • Martin Traub, Group Manager Optics Design and Diode Lasers, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Abstract:

High-power diode lasers (HPDLs) serve an extremely broad variety of applications, ranging from medical technology and metrology to pump applications and material processing. 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 emitting blue laser radiation, as well as the diode manufacturing technology show this technology’s potential to reach applications like welding of copper which were so far dominated by solid state lasers. Besides 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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 13:00 – 15:00

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, Vorstand Technologie / Member of Executive Board (CTO), TOPTICA Photonics AG
  • Prof. Dr. Karsten Buse, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute für Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

Abstract:

Quantum technology 2.0 utilizes the special features of the atomic world for new sensors and ways to process information. Photonics play a key role in that. Not only will the attainable levels of sensitivity and absolute precision be significantly increased, but also novel concepts such as quantum computers will become possible. Supported by strong fundamental research, sweeping breakthroughs are expected within the next few years, incentivizing companies to invest already today. This session provides information on the research strategies in Germany as well as contributions from companies on their cutting-edge developments on quantum sensors and quantum computers.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:00 – 17:20

Chairmen:

  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Tünnermann, Head of Institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF
  • Dr. Jürgen Stuhler, Senior Director Quantum Technologies, TOPTICA Photonics AG

Abstract:

Photons are, apart from being quantum objects, also the central carrier of information in imaging and communication. This session will exemplify the disruptive potential as well as the challenges associated with entangled photon pair sources in the context of newly arising technological applications: Imaging and detection in new spectral ranges as well as principally eavesdrop-proof communication are currently being adopted by both companies and research institutions alike.

Lasers Materials Processing

Monday, June 24, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Jens Schüttler, Modelling & Simulation, Coherent | ROFIN
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schulz, Head of Group Modelling and Simulation, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT / Project Leader Nonlinear dynamics of laser processing NLD, RWTH Aachen University

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.

Monday, June 24, 2019, 14:40 – 17:00

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Dirk Müller, Director of Strategic Marketing, Coherent
  • Dr. Arnold Gillner, Department Manager Ablation and Joining, Managing Director Fraunhofer Group Light and Surfaces, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

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 indispensable tools for a variety of industrial applications as their cost and reliability are now at par with most other solid state lasers. Among those are applications for micro-electronics that serve those many laser steps involved in manufacturing of advanced mobile devices. This forum will focus on select success stories where USP lasers have been an enabeling technology and also look at the ablation dynamics behind these applications.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 15:00 – 17:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr.-Ing. Hans-Joachim Krauß, Head of Services, Bayerisches Laserzentrum GmbH
  • Dr.-Ing. Günter Ambrosy, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
  • Dr. Alexander Olowinsky, Group Manager Microjoining, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Abstract:

The development of alternative forms of mobility is summarized within the Mega Trend E-Mobility and Smart Mobility. The main topics are alternative drives, energy storage systems, concepts for lightweight design and infrastructure for the E-Mobility.

Lasers will play an important role in manufacturing as they do already in today’s manufacturing lines but new applications for new materials as well as totally new functionalities will arise.

New laser sources and the related equipment such as focusing optics and process monitoring devices have to be aligned with these new demands.

This means new challenges and opportunities for production technologies needed for high volume production with high yield and high reliability.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Dr. Lucas Jauer, Team Manager Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT
  • Dr. Wilhelm Meiners, Expert Additive Manufacturing, TRUMPF Laser & Systemtechnik GmbH

Abstract:

Additive manufacturing technologies change industrial value chains and enable new business models. Innovative products with new functions can be realized due to the layer-by-layer manufacturing and the associated freedom of geometry.

However, these opportunities also bring great challenges in terms of integrating additive manufacturing technologies into stable and end-to-end physical as well as digital process chains.

Within the scope of this panel, you will get an overview of the challenges that exist for the different players (machine manufacturers, service providers, end users) along the process chain and which solutions can be used for a holistic additive process chain.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 15:00 - 17:20

Organized by LASER World of PHOTONICS in cooperation with automatica

Abstract:

Industry 4.0 refers to the comprehensive digitization of industrial production. An important building block here is machine intelligence. The individual disciplines can be subsumed under the keywords sensor technology, networking, learning ability (AI) and interaction. The Application Panel addresses the question of the role played here by lasers and photonics.

Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:00 – 12:20

Chairmen:

  • Rainer Pätzel, Director of Strategic Marketing, Coherent LaserSystems GmbH & Co. KG
  • Dr. Dietmar Kracht, Executive Director, Laser Zentrum Hannover

Abstract:

The digital transformation arrived in many areas of our life and soon, the advent of 5G communication and artificial intelligence (AI) opens huge opportunities such as autonomous driving, self-learning systems and automation.

The cost-effective manufacturing of these new, highly functional hardware devices is a challenge, in which laser processing plays an important role. Many tasks from the high precision structuring, drilling, cutting, marking and metallization of a multitude of materials to large area processing of thin films are based on laser processing.

This workshop will provide insight into latest laser applications that drive the rapid innovation in the manufacturing technology driving our digital future.

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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