Workshop  /  June 11, 2024  -  June 12, 2024

Photonic technologies are vital for digitalization in various technology fields and everyday life. These technologies, such as photonic sensors, integrated optics, and miniaturized optical systems, enable technological advancements, new monitoring methods, and process optimization for the digitalization and automation of industrial production.

To produce such optical systems and explore new markets and applications, further technological advancements and in-depth characterization of complex processes in optical manufacturing are required. The aim is to design these systems with precision and cost-effectiveness, while also developing efficient manufacturing processes. Compared to electronics production, optical manufacturing typically requires more effort due to the wider range of functions, materials, and structures involved. Additionally, there is an increasing integration of both areas, e.g. optical functionality at wafer level, referred to as Wafer Level Optics.

Innovative production technologies for optical coatings, such as anti-reflective coatings, dielectric mirrors, filters, beam splitters, and waveguides, are essential for applications in miniaturized optical systems, integrated optics, image processing, photonic sensors, and the semiconductor industry. Sputtering technology is one of these modern technologies. The aim of this workshop is to showcase new trends in technologies and applications driven by digitalization, and to demonstrate how various coating materials with desired properties can be applied to optics made of glass, metal, or other materials.


Dr. Philipp Farr from Fraunhofer IST will give a presentation during the workshop:

June 11, 2024, 3:50 pm

Optical precision on the reverse side: requirements and solutions for double-sided coatings

Dr. Philipp Farr,  Fraunhofer IST