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Virtual Workshop Series • follow the light • Episode # 1

20. January 2021 um 16:00 – 18:00
fo+ [freeform optics plus] Nora Kirsten
+49 1755757049

Four Episodes ∙ Great cast ∙ LEARNINGS GUARANTEED

While clas­sic optics have reached their limits, free­form optics make the phy­si­cally fea­si­ble pos­si­ble. Free­form optics open up com­ple­tely new pos­si­bi­li­ties for manu­fac­tu­rers of life sci­ence pro­ducts, auto­ma­tion solu­ti­ons, and sen­sor tech­no­logy. fo+ is an alli­ance of sci­en­tists, deve­lo­pers, and manu­fac­tu­rers offe­ring users from high-tech areas the oppor­tu­nity to learn more about the pos­si­bi­li­ties that free­form optics offer, as well as their fields of app­li­ca­tion and opti­cal properties. 


This series is aimed at deve­lo­pers and pro­duct mana­gers working in life sci­en­ces, the auto­mo­tive sec­tor, laser mate­rial pro­ces­sing, sen­sor tech­no­logy, and con­su­mer elec­tro­nics, who are loo­king for new stan­dards, ambi­tious solu­ti­ons, and excel­lent performance.

Episode #1 • January, 20
Skipping Limits – Freeform Optics for Autonomous Industrial Applications

VIS and infra­red came­ras along with LiDAR sen­sors will take over the tasks that cur­r­ently rely on human vision in future auto­no­mous vehi­cles in Indus­try 4.0 app­li­ca­ti­ons. Illus­tra­tion qua­lity is decisive for pre­cision, high-through­put, and safety. With gro­wing demands for data qua­lity and con­struc­tio­nal para­me­ters such as weight and size, the requi­re­ments for opti­cal sys­tems are also incre­a­sing. Clas­si­cal sphe­ri­cal optics quickly reach the limits of what is phy­si­cally fea­si­ble. The still gro­wing field of free­form optics on the other hand offers new solu­ti­ons and pro­mi­sing pos­si­bi­li­ties for over­co­m­ing the limi­ta­ti­ons of clas­si­cal optics.

In the 1st epi­sode of our vir­tual work­shop series, learn how 

  • Repro­du­ci­ble results through to out­stan­ding manu­fac­tu­ring capa­bi­li­ties can be achieved
  • Free­form optics enable com­plex sys­tems des­pite redu­ced components

Atten­dance is free of charge.

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Episode #2:
Shaping the Future – Freeform Optics for Laser Material Processing

aspher­icon pres­ents new beam shaping con­cepts based on free­forms, latest rese­arch results and dis­cuss dif­fe­rent app­li­ca­tion scenarios.



More infor­ma­tion on the date and con­tent will fol­low shortly.

Episode #3 • March, 23
Measuring methods – with and of Freeform Optics

Free­form micro optics pro­du­ced on wafer level create new pos­si­bi­li­ties for cus­tom spec­tro­me­ter designs for app­li­ca­ti­ons like remote sen­sing for agri­cul­ture where highly por­ta­ble and inex­pen­sive solu­ti­ons are necessary and inspec­tion of com­plex sur­faces in elec­tro­nics elec­tro­nics manu­fac­tu­ring where pre­cise high speed mea­su­re­ments are of the essence.
POG will pre­sent two examp­les: a fully minia­tu­ri­zed spec­tro­me­ter for hyper­spec­tral ima­ging using a micro optics array, gra­ting and mul­ti­ple aper­ture lay­ers and a mas­sive par­al­lel chro­ma­tic con­fo­cal depth probe for sur­face topo­gra­phy measurement.


In the pro­duc­tion pro­cess of opti­cal com­pon­ents con­tai­ning free­forms the metro­logy has been a mayor limi­ta­tion. A new prac­ti­cal approach to deal with the task of the mea­su­re­ment is pre­sen­ted by MAHR. The mea­su­ring sys­tem can mea­sure the free­forms and fidu­cials in a very fle­xi­ble way. A part of the solu­tion is also the data trans­fer and the crea­tion of mea­su­ring pro­cess without exten­sive programming.


More infor­ma­tion on the regis­tra­tion will fol­low shortly.

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