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.
AMO’s mission as a research-oriented company is to efficiently close the gap between university research and industrial application. For this purpose, AMO identifies those topics from basic research that seem particularly suitable for industrial implementation and demonstrates these in application-oriented technology. In joint projects and bilateral cooperation, research and development results are transferred to industry for maintenance and creation of jobs. AMO operates a state-of-the-art 400 m² cleanroom and offers a range of services from consulting to prototype development.
AMO’s nanophotonic department headed by Dr. Stephan Suckow is working on photonic integrated circuits (PICs) in the silicon and silicon nitride fabrication platform which can be accessed through customized foundry services.
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.
GoQuantum is a deep-tech Startup based in Berlin, Germany and Santiago, Chile.
GoQuantum develops quantum-safe technologies for communications: this is connectivity hardware that is safe under quantum computing, integrating the latest in Post-Quantum algorithms and Quantum random number generators for offering cutting-edge security.
Its products are primarily targeted to the Telecommunication and OEM connectivity hardware manufacturer industry, including related services and tailor-made solutions for Internet of Things, M2M (LPWAN) and mobile telecommunication networks (4G/5G) radio link layer scenarios.
Hahn-Schickard develops intelligent cross-industry products using microsystems technology, from the first idea through production to the final product. The research and development service provider has institutes at four locations in Baden-Württemberg including Stuttgart, Villingen-Schwenningen, Freiburg and Ulm. In close cooperation with the business sector, Hahn-Schickard realizes innovative products and technologies in the fields of sensors, intelligent embedded systems for the internet of things, artificial intelligence, lab-on-a-chip and analytics, as well as packaging and interconnection technology and electrochemical energy systems. In the field of highly sensitive, cutting-edge quantum sensors, thermo managemant, hybrid integration, reliability and chemo- and biosensorics are focus topics at Hahn-Schickard. The range of services includes small, medium and large-scale production.
"Specialized on digital optics, HOLOEYE is providing products and services in the fields of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS)-based spatial light modulators (SLM), customized design and fabrication services for diffractive optical elements (DOE), as well as a broad range of standard DOEs and customizable LCoS microdisplay components.
Since 1999, our development and engineering teams in Berlin-Adlershof (Germany) have participated successfully in many publicly and privately funded research projects and implemented numerous industrial applications. Our range of standardized products and solutions comprise complete SLM kits, microdisplay components, driver-hardware, software tools, SLM-accessories, and standard DOEs (polymer / glass). For demands beyond standard, we offer customization and development, ranging from services and support for driver electronics, electronic designs, LCoS designs, and DOE designs, product development, fabrication and replication, to firmware and software solutions.
Within the field of Spatial Light Modulators (SLM) SLMs basing on high-resolution 2D microdisplays are developed and produced for phase but also amplitude modulation. Here we focus on reflective LCoS architectures / displays / microdisplays and the common video resolutions from Full HD (1920 x 1080 px) over 4k (3840 x 2169 px) up to 4160 x 2464 px. Due to the physical properties of the liquid crystals used, our SLMs are particularly suitable for applications in numerous fields of optics, where the phase, the amplitude or the polarization of light is to be dynamically modulated with high spatial resolution. Covering a wavelength range of ~ 350 nm to 2500 nm, high resolution light modulation applications within the visible, the near-infrared, and the telecommunication waveband are addressed.
The Diffractive Optical Elements (DOE) team comes up with a broad range of off-the-shelf standard DOEs with various patterns, like dot arrays, dot circles, circles, multi-lines, and cross-hair patterns. It also develops new DOEs following costumer specifications for the light patterns to be generated. The DOEs are made of standard plastic materials – like polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) or polycarbonate (PC) – as well as of standard fused silica glass by etching, or are replicated, using acrylate-on-soda-lime glass substrates.
Telecommunication: optical switching, wavelength selective switching (WSS)
Holography: AR/VR/MR displays, projection, data storage, …
Microscopy: light sheet, super-resolution imaging, 3D, …
Laser beam shaping (donut modes, Bessel/Airy beams, top-hat-profiles)
Temporal laser pulse shaping
Laser beam splitting
Laser beam steering
Polarization generation (radial, azimuthal)
Since 2021, HOLOEYE is conducting the project "SLM4OAM, Räumlicher Licht-Modulator für den MIR-Spektralbereich zur breitbandigen und abhörsicheren Freiraum-Datenübertragung mittels Vortex-Strahlen" (funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, BMWK). In partnership with the company Ifnano (formerly Laser Labor Göttingen, LLG), HOLOEYE is developing a novel Spatial Light Modulator for an innovative free-space communication System, based on the use of Vortex Beams and "on-demand" tuning of the Orbital Angular Momentum of light for the transmission of information with n>1 Bit/Photon.
HOLOEYE is also participating since 2021 in the project SMART-electron (https://www.smartelectron.eu/). This project, funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, involves an international consortium (University of Milano-Biocca, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Barcelona Institute of Photonic Science, Israel institute of technology, Italian Research Counil, and QED Film & Stage Productions Ltd.) aims at developing an innovative technological platform for designing, realizing and operating all-optical rapidly-programmable phase masks for electrons. SMART-electron will introduce a new paradigm where properly synthesized ultrafast electromagnetic fields will be used for engineering the phase space of a free-electron wave function."
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 Institut für Nanophotonik Göttingen (IFNANO) works in close cooperation with research institutions and industrial companies around the world in the field of applied optics. Research and development results are marketed by spin-off companies or sold under license. The IFNANO thus contributes to securing the science and business location of Lower Saxony. Research activities range from the development of non-contact photonic measurement techniques, the manufacturing of new products and product refinement using lasers, the development of new laser systems for photonic applications in life sciences and medical technology.
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.
The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing (led by the University of Birmingham) brings together world-leading experts from Physics and Engineering from the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Imperial, Nottingham, Southampton, Strathclyde and Sussex, NPL and the British Geological Survey to drive commercial exploitation of quantum sensor technology in collaboration with industry. Particular areas of focus are magnetometry, geophysics, navigation, timing and underpinning technology aimed at reducing the size, weight power and cost of future sensor systems. The QT Hub, which has over 100 projects valued at approximately £100 million, is keen to collaborate with industry companies to further advance quantum sensor technologies.
The UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing is part of the National Quantum Technologies Programme (NQTP), which was established in 2014 and has EPSRC, IUK, STFC, MOD, NPL, BEIS, and GCHQ as partners.
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.
We at qutools are excited about quantum physics and we want to share this fascination with you. The purpose of our activity is to enable the better understanding of quantum physics, on one hand, and advancing technology through this understanding, on the other hand.
That is why we focus on innovation, while addressing the needs in your lab. We want you to be able to concentrate on your research, not on the measurement tools. With our knowledge of the technology, the hardware and the software needed to perform your type of experiment, together we will find the best solution to facilitate your research and we will tailor it to your needs. For those aspiring to be the scientists of tomorrow, we also have a strong focus on making quantum physics tangible for everyone through quantum physics kits meant for education and outreach.
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.
The Fraunhofer IOF has been successfully conducting application-oriented research in various areas of optical system technology for over 20 years. This enables the step from standardized and specially customized optical, mechanical and electronic components to optical, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic modules and systems with complex functionality. The overriding goal is to control light, from its generation to its application.
Fraunhofer IOF's customers come from the areas of information and communication, lighting, transportation and traffic, production, life science, nutrition, medical technology, environmental and safety technology.
The range of services offered by the Fraunhofer IOF includes system solutions, starting with new system design concepts and their simulation, through the development of technologies, manufacturing and measurement processes, through to the construction of prototypes and pilot series for applications in all currently used wavelength ranges of light.
The Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ) in Berlin-Adlershof is an international state-of-the-art competence center for science & technology as well as service & transfer for innovations in and by crystalline materials. The R&D spectrum thereby ranges from basic over applied research activities up to pre-industrial research tasks.
Crystalline materials are key technology enabling components to provide electronic and photonic solutions for today´s and future challenges in society like artificial intelligence (communication, mobility etc.), energy (renewable energies, power conversion etc.) as well as health (medical diagnosis, modern surgical instruments etc.). The IKZ provides innovations in crystalline materials by its combined in-house expertise on plant engineering, numerical simulations and crystal growth to achieve highest quality crystalline materials with tailored properties. Nanostructures, thin films and volume crystals are investigated with the latter being the unique selling point of the institute.
A strong theoretical and experimental materials science know-how is a strong asset for IKZ´s R&D activities. Together with partners from institutes with technology platforms as well as industry companies, the institute will in future also drive innovations by crystalline materials, namely the reliable evaluation and benchmarking of innovative crystalline prototype materials for disruptive technology approaches.
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.