Optik & Photonik 2016/3 June

Optik & Photonik 3/16 (Source: Wiley)

Optik & Photonik 3/16 (Source: Wiley-VCH)

Cover Picture

Cover Picture: Optik & Photonik 3/2016

This photonics integrated circuit (PIC) was created within the new “PIX4life” project of the European Commission. This program focuses on developing compact photonics devices for the life science sector. It is performed by Toptica Photonics AG and several other industry partners and universities. (Source: Toptica)


Photonik 4.0
  • Wenko Süptitz
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Contents: Optik & Photonik 3/2016
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News: Optik & Photonik 3/2016
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Products: Optik & Photonik 3/2016
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Organizations & Initiatives

Big Success of First ‘Control Vision Talks’
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Lux Photonics Consortium and EPIC Team Up
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EPIC Annual General Meeting 2016
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Research & Technology

New Open Source Software for High Resolution Microscopy
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A Laser Source for Biosensors
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Laser Beams with a “Twist”
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Inkjet Process for Flexible Touchscreens
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Fish‐Eyed Lens Cuts Through the Dark
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Silicon Photonics

Automatic Testing of Photonics Components

Silicon photonics sets the pace on the fiber optic data highway. Cloud computing, server farms, big data, fast Internet access, as well as a large number of other computer‐supported services that demand high transmission speeds, benefit from data rates in the Tbit/s range. However, a number of challenges must be overcome for production and testing of the latest generation of silicon photonics wafers. …

  • Steffen Arnold
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Optical Components

Innovative Filter Solutions for Hyperspectral Imaging

Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has been used for a couple of decades in applications such as satellite imaging, air reconnaissance and other not overly price sensitive markets. Still, there is no clear definition of hyperspectral imaging. Sometimes techniques that produce 2D images with more than the typical three RGB colors or spectral channels – for example by inclusion of a near‐infrared channel — are already called…

  • Oliver Pust
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The Future of Glass Optics Replication

While “Industrie 4.0” had been a new and unknown term at the Hannover Fair in 2011, it has now, five years later, become one of the most widely used expressions in the context of production discussions in most industry branches. “What does Industrie 4.0 mean?” This question was asked quite frequently and, as a matter of fact, it could only be answered ambiguously in the past five years. But since every company has a…

  • Holger Kreilkamp, Jan‐Helge Staasmeyer, Laura Niendorf
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Gravitational Waves Detected with Help from High‐Purity Quartz Glass

A super‐high‐tech material made of quartz glass for gravitational wave detectors contributed to the proof of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. In February 2016, experts from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational‐Wave Observatory LIGO Scientific Collaboration in the United States announced their sensational detection of gravitational waves, a discovery sure to be the basis for a Nobel Prize. The researchers struck…

  • Ralf Takke, Klaus Rollmann, Jörg Wetterau
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Light Sources

Nitride‐Based UV‐LEDs and Their Application

A wide range of applications utilize ultraviolet (UV) light in the UVB (280 — 320 nm) and UVC range (< 280 nm). Among them are disinfection of water, air, and surfaces, sensing applications, plant growth lighting, and material processing. While currently some of these applications are already being accessed by using conventional mercury discharge lamps, the use of semiconductor UV‐LEDs promises to revolutionize the…

  • Jens Rass, Neysha Lobo Ploch
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Measurement Technology

Toward a Smart 3D Inspection Platform

As manual inspection methods are increasingly replaced by automated technologies, the reality of Industry 4.0 and the smart factory is beginning to materialize. This brave new world is one of cloud‐based software, deep learning and optimization, and smart, networked instrumentation replacing the rudimentary systems born of the industrial revolution.

  • Terry Arden
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Precise and Rugged Measurement System for Red‐Hot Metals

When casting steel, copper alloys or aluminium in the continuous casting process, the losses of material must be kept as small as possible in order to guarantee economic production. Therefore, measurement systems which control the cutting length are mandatory. Often, however, the inaccuracy inherent in the working principle — caused, for example, by slippage, wear or dirt — is the reason that producers have to add a…

  • Pierre Passarge, Ellen‐Christine Reiff
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Stop Guessing, Start Seeing

In industrial applications, thermal imaging cameras are used for non‐contact temperature measurements. Another common tool for non‐contact temperature measurements widely used in industrial applications is the spot pyrometer. Both work according to the same principle; they detect infrared radiation and translate it into a temperature reading. While a spot pyrometer can only give you a number, which might be inaccurate, a…

  • Joachim Sarfels, Frank Liebelt
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Events June 2016 — November 2016
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Meetings: Optik & Photonik 3/2016
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Buyers’ Guide
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