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Virtual Workshop Series • follow the light • Episode #4

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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+ [free­form optics plus] 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.

Episode #4: Optical coatings for freeform optics

The fourth epi­sode of the vir­tual work­shop series focu­ses on the topic of opti­cal coa­tings for free­form optics. In any opti­cal sys­tem, coa­tings con­tri­bute signi­fi­cantly to opti­mal per­for­mance. The web­i­nar will focus on the most important requi­re­ments for coa­tings on free­form opti­cal ele­ments and how these can be met with state-of-the-art technologies.
Experts from Fraun­ho­fer IOF and Mater­ion Bal­zers Optics will pre­sent basic facts and latest expe­ri­men­tal results.


[Freeform Optics Plus] at a glance

Ste­pha­nie Hesse-Ertelt from the Fraun­ho­fer IOF mana­ges the regio­nal growth core fo+ as rese­arch coor­di­na­tor across all part­ners and deve­lo­p­ments along the tech­no­logy plat­form and pres­ents an over­view of the alli­ance and the results of Fraun­ho­fer IOF.

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Why Coatings make a difference & What is best for High-Reflectance?

Ste­fan Jakobs of Mater­ion Bal­zers Optics has inves­ti­ga­ted the sui­ta­bi­lity of purely dielec­tric and metal-dielec­tric coa­ting sys­tems for the mir­ror coa­ting of free­form optics. He pres­ents coa­ting pro­ces­ses and layer design as well as results for spec­tral reflec­tance, opti­cal los­ses and laser damage threshold.




Anti-Reflection coatings and nanostructures AR-plas

Ulrike Schulz from the Fraun­ho­fer IOF has many years of exper­tise in the field of pla­s­tic coa­ting and will pre­sent various pro­ces­ses for anti­re­flec­tion coa­ting of sur­faces. Com­bi­na­ti­ons of thin lay­ers and nanos­truc­tures achieve par­ti­cu­larly good pro­per­ties on free­form surfaces.

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Conformal Coatings by Atomic Layer Deposition

Adriana Szeghalmi is deve­lo­ping thin films using ato­mic layer depo­si­tion (ALD) at Fraun­ho­fer IOF and Jena Uni­ver­sity. This pro­cess enables the uni­form coa­ting of com­plex-shaped optics and dif­frac­tion gra­tings to increase their efficiency.

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The event regis­tra­tion is open, 150 places are available. Par­ti­ci­pa­tion is free of charge. You will receive the access data for the digi­tal work­shop plat­form ZOOM by email in good time before the start of the event.



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