May 11 – 12, 2022

EPIC Meeting on Advanced Microoptics:
Simulation, Fabrication & Characterization

EPIC Meeting @ Nanoscribe

We are happy to welcome you at this EPIC Meeting!

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) is the world’s leading industry association promoting the sustainable development of the photonics industry. With its over 750 members, EPIC represents a broad spectrum of companies in the photonics ecosystem. The purpose of this meeting is to connect stakeholders within the supply chain of advanced microoptics manufacturing with use cases in different application fields.

At this EPIC Meeting on Advanced Microoptics you will have the opportunity to listen to several talks in four sessions. On day one, the first session focuses on design tools for advanced micro-optical systems with Frank Wyrowski, CEO at LightTrans, giving examples of flat optics designs. Another speaker at this session is Jens Niegemann, who is Lead R&D engineer at Ansys.
Presentations in session two will cover topics around the fabrication techniques for innovative refractive and diffractive microoptics.

In his keynote, our Chief Science Officer (CSO) and Co-founder Dr. Michael Thiel, will give you insights on how our 3D printing technology is beneficial for industrial microoptics production. Our new Quantum X align, the first high-precision 3D printer with advanced 3D alignment capabilities, enables the printing of freeform microoptical elements directly onto complex structures, precisely on pre-existing patterns and topographies, such as optical fibers and photonic chips. The new 3D printer unlocks unprecedented possibilities for photonic packaging, which is promising for developing more energy-efficient technologies with high data processing capacities.

In the following Harald Gießen, Professor at the University of Stuttgart will talk about complex 3D printed microoptics. Followed by a presentation on wafer-level manufacturing of microoptics from Reinhard Voelkel, CEO at SUSS Microoptics. The closing presentation in session two will be held by Rolando Ferrini, Head of Photonics, FEMTOprint & Andrea Lovera, Chief Science Officer at FEMTOprint.

The next day, the focus will be on mass manufacturing by replication technologies, where, among others, Jürgen Valentin, Head of Technology and Innovation at Nanofocus, speaks about in-process metrology for microlenses using confocal microscopy. Andrea Kneidinger, Business Development Manager at EV Group will present monolithic molding of freeform glass microoptics.
Session four covers topics around material challenges and novel applications, including a presentation from Patrick Risch, NeptunLab, on 3D printing and injection molding of fused silica glass.

Come visit us at our headquarters to explore the world of 3D Microfabrication! We are looking forward to welcoming you to this EPIC Meeting on Advanced Microoptics.

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