AIXEMTEC is specialized on the automated assembly of demanding optical systems. The company’s core competency lies in the development and industrial realization of sensor-guided assembly processes with highest precision. Examples include laser beam-shaping, fiber assembly as well as the assembly of objectives for cameras or LIDAR-systems.
The business model of AIXEMTEC is based on a flexible assembly technology platform which allows high productivity in high-mix production. On the one hand, AIXEMTEC develops and sells flexible assembly systems to manufacturers optical systems as well as contract assembly companies. On the other, AIXEMTEC runs its own assembly systems and supports customers during production ramp-up.
As independent and renowned specialist, asphericon is a technology leader in the field of manufacturing of aspheric optics. The specially designed and patented technology for the control of CNC grinding and polishing machines form the basis of the production process. Small series up to large-scale production can be realised with high precision with this worldwide unique technology. asphericon supports customers along optics design, fabrication, coating full interferometric analysis, assembly and characterisation.
design!struktur has been founded by Dipl. Ing. Ulrich Bernatzki 2003 and today is located in Ettringen / Allgäu in Bavaria. After graduating as an Engineer in Aircraft Design, expertise has been collected as in the field of sports and racing car design and construction with special focus on aerodynamics and plastics technology. Significant expertise in the segments of precision optics and mechanics and medical technologies has been collected then as mechanical engineer in the optics industry for more than 12 years.
The foundation of design!struktur was motivated primarily by the intention to offer industrial design and mechanical engineering, as well as prototyping and serial production to customers from one source. Before that it was an often made experience that design studies were considered to be mechanically not feasible, were put aside or product developments did not match the demanded style and design.
design!struktur prevents obstructive and time-consuming interface gaps and provides actually feasible designs and mechanical constructions and production claiming for best practicability and manufacturability.
Beyond that design!struktur offers services in the fields of optical design, procurement of optical and mechanical components as well as sample, prototype and small to middle volume assembly of optomechanical groups and devices including commissioning.
Founded 1999, HOLOEYE Photonics AG is providing products and services in the fields of diffractive optics (DOE), spatial light modulators (SLM) and LCOS microdisplay components. HOLOEYE´s development and engineering team is based in Berlin together with technical sales. HOLOEYE offers a great variety of microdisplay based Spatial Light Modulators products for phase and/or amplitude modulation. Based on both translucent or reflective liquid crystal microdisplays, HOLOEYE’s SLMs have been utilized in numerous applications ranging over holographic projection and security systems via optical metrology, optical switching devices, biophotonics, laser pulse shaping, and even laser material processing. HOLOEYE developed and characterized a number of phase modulator products for high resolution holographic applications for the visible, near-infrared and telecommunication waveband. The LCOS microdisplay division is providing manufacturers in the field of technical optics, specifically technical projection, imaging, and display technologies, with LCOS microdisplay-hardware other Liquid Crystal micro displays and electronics design services as component solutions. HOLOEYE is specialized in the development of custom drive electronics, flex cables and display packages and also offers custom LC designs and display customizations for specific applications which have demands beyond standard projection displays. HOLOEYE is also providing customized design, fabrication and replication services of Diffractive Optical Elements. Besides that HOLOEYE also offers a broad range of standard Diffractive Optical Elements with various patterns like dot arrays, dot-circles, circles, multi-lines and cross patterns.
Laboratoire du BETA
Faculté des Sciences
Economiques et de Gestion
Université de Strasbourg
61, Avenue de la Forêt-Noire
A joint research unit belonging to CNRS, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Lorraine, INRAE and AgroParisTech, the BETA lab is located on 5 different premises: in Strasbourg, Nancy, Metz, Colmar and Mulhouse. Since its creation, the research conducted in BETA has been guided by the desire to coordinate the theoretical aspects of research and their applications in economics and management. Several fields have developed its identity: innovation, technology and organizational management, the assessment of environmental assets, the study of the relation between qualification and employment, and economic history. Our team consists of more than 200 members, including a hundred tenured researchers, around 50 PhD students, and 20 engineers and support staff.
The sponsoring association Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen was founded in 1987 in the form of a registered association. It has since then run the institute (LLG) as a non-profit making special-purpose enterprise, being institutionally supported by the State of Lower Saxony.
The statutory purpose "Promotion of Optical Technologies" is successfully fulfilled through applied basic research and knowledge transfer between research institutions and industry through research assignments, consultancy, scientific expertise, training and services and is documented by a large number of publications.
The Optics / Short Wavelengths department is concerned with the characterization of laser light sources as well as high quality optics for beam steering and shaping. One focus is put on the deep UV wavelengths (193 nm, 248 nm) relevant for semiconductor microlithography; all other laser relevant wavelengths are also available. In order to characterize quality and radiation stability of optical components, e.g. absorption, thermal lensing, damage thresholds and long-term degradation we operate several measuring instruments. Furthermore, propagation and coherence properties of laser radiation are measured with high-resolution wavefront sensors. Wavelength dependent coating inhomogeneities with a high spatial-resolution can be measured by a specific hyperspectral measurement setup.
Moreover, compact laser-driven plasma sources are developed in order to generate extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation and soft x-rays being used for several metrological applications such as absorption spectroscopy (NEXFAS), reflectometry and microscopy within the ‘water window’ (λ = 2.2 – 4.4 nm). In addition, stability and damage threshold measurements are conducted for EUV relevant materials and sensors at λ = 13.5 nm using appropriate beam shaping optics.
M Squared is a multi-award-winning photonics and quantum technology company. For over a decade, it has provided the world's purest light to enable scientific progress and power industry – helping to address some of society's greatest challenges. Its laser systems and applications are working to improve healthcare, provide the scientific understanding to help halt climate change, and realise the potential of the coming quantum age. The company is already at the heart of the international quantum supply chain, developing components, sub-systems, and sensors for commercial quantum applications including quantum gravimeters and accelerometers via its dedicated quantum division. Founded in Scotland, M Squared employs over 100 people and has offices throughout the UK, Europe and USA.
Swabian Instruments is a rapidly growing high-tech start-up from Stuttgart that is developing world leading FPGA based instrumentation for quantum technology applications, including digital pattern generators and time-to-digital converters with a timing jitter down to 2.7 ps. Among its customers are top research institutions worldwide, such as MIT, NASA, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford. Swabian Instruments’ technology serves applications ranging from quantum technology and photonics to life sciences. In 2019 the team was a finalist of Germany’s most important entrepreneur award, the Deutscher Gründerpreis.
The CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH is a non-profit, business-oriented research institute. Its main focus is the development of silicon technologies for high-quality micro sensors and microsystems. With technological specialties such as 3D structuring, stacking technologies and double-sided wafer processing, the CiS Research Institute is one of the technology leaders. In the fields of optical, micromechanical and piezoresistive sensors, the CiS Research Institute particularly supports small and medium-sized companies in the development of innovative products. Building on more than 25 years of "Competence in Silicon", the expertise ranges from R&D services to small series production of customer-specific micro components.
At the Institute of Physics the fundamentals of optics/photonics and - together with partner institutions - their transfer into novel applications are a long-standing research focus. This includes quantum optics, nano-optics, matter-wave optics and optical spectroscopy especially for applications in quantum metrology/sensors and quantum communication.
The Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IABC; uni-ulm.de/iabc) at Ulm University is chaired by Prof. B. Mizaikoff and is embedded into the Faculty of Natural Sciences. IABC is internationally acknowledged for its cross-disciplinary research programs, which are focused on the development and application of innovative micro- and nanoanalytical platforms providing advanced methods and technologies in sensing, diagnostics, and imaging of complex molecular processes relevant to environmental, industrial, and medical/biological applications. IABC also has a specific interest in using quantum photonics and non-classical light in real-world chem/bio sensing scenarios. IABC, which also operates the Elemental Analysis Center and the Focused Ion Beam Center for micro-/nano-fabrication/-characterization/-prototyping.
The IHFG has pioneered research in semiconductor quantum optics during the past decade. Next to the epitaxial fabrication of high quality quantum dots from 900 nm up to 1550 nm, recent highlights of the research include the generation of indistinguishable photons from the resonance fluorescence of a single quantum dot, and the demonstration of on-demand generation of indistinguishable polarization-entangled photon pairs. In addition, integrated semiconductor waveguide chips demonstrating triggered single-photon generation, waveguiding and beamsplitter operation has been realized. Furthermore, we have outstanding experience in the design and built-up of semiconductor lasers as emerging technologies for quantum photonics.
QUBIG GmbH is a technology company specialising in the development and manufacture of optical modulators to precisely control and condition the properties of laser light. It combines expertise in the areas of laser technology, crystal optics, high-frequency and high-voltage electronics. QUBIG's products are the result of extensive R&D efforts and are highly customised to meet the specific requirements of its clients. A very high level of innovation, which also derives from its close cooperation with many well-known research institutes from around the globe renders QUBIG's products unique. QUBIGs high-tech devices are mainly implemented as additional modules in larger laser systems for controlling and precisely manipulating the properties of laser light, such as its frequency, phase, polarisation and position. The high durability combined with exceptional broad parameter ranges make the products very versatile and thus useful to a broad range of applications such as laser frequency stabilisation (LFS), interferometry, laser cooling, spectral broadening, quantum computation/cryptography and laser material processing. The market spectrum ranges from fundamental research (atomic/quantum physics) to industry (laser material processing, 3D printing, LiDAR), military, astronomy (laser guide stars) and biology (LifeScience microscopy). QUBIG manages the entire development of its products, from simulation and prototyping to manufacturing and sales. A direct sales approach and a network of selected local distributors allows QUBIG to serve clients on a global scale with more than 150 customers from 40 different countries so far. Since September 2018 QUBIG has been granted the status of research facility by the German State. This allows QUBIG to further its potential in the scientific/technological field and substantiate its role as a link between industry and academia. This status facilitates also collaborations with other research institutions and offers mutual benefits. In addition, teaching has become an essential part of QUBIG. QUBIG's team of scientists are highly qualified (former PostDocs, PhDs), international and have in depth knowledge and many years of experience in various fields of quantum science & technology. The company boasts modern facilitates in central Munich (>750 m^2) as well as an in-house workshop with precision machinery (e.g. CNC milling machine) for rapid high-quality prototyping. Several fully equipped laser booths in clean environment stations and electronics labs with top-class test equipment for high-frequency / high-voltage measurements are available.