From June 21 to 24, 2021, we will present the LASER World of PHOTONICS Industry Days on the World of Photonics Stage. This will take place parallel to the digital World of Photonics Congress and offer the photonics community a platform for information exchange and networking. You can expect exciting presentations on market figures and the photonics applications of tomorrow, as well as quantum optics and many interesting showrooms.
Access to the World of Photonics Stage is free-of-charge for both conference participants at the World of Photonics Congress Online and for visitors to the LASER World of PHOTONICS Industry Days.
|Day 1: June 21, 2021||World of Photonics Congress Opening|
|[#text: June 21, 2021] Day 2: June 22, 2021||
Topic 1: Laser Trends & Markets
Topic 2: Future Applications
|[#text: June 21, 2021] Day 3: June 23, 2021||Science Insights|
|[#text: June 21, 2021] Day 4: June 24, 2021||World of QUANTUM|
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Coherent Inc, USA
Monday, 21 June 2021, 12:15 – 12:30 CET
TU Munich & Walther-Meissner-Institute
Munich Quantum Valley, Germany
Stefan Filipp has been appointed Professor in Technical Physics at the TU Munich and Director of the Walther-Meissner-Institute of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2020. Before he has led the superconducting qubit team at the IBM Research – Zurich Laboratory to develop architectures for quantum computing based on superconducting circuits. He has joined IBM in 2014 as permanent research staff member of the experimental quantum computing team at IBM T.J. Watson Re-search lab in Yorktown Heights, NY, US. His degree in physics he has received from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and the Upp-sala University, Sweden for his studies on quantum geometric phases effects, for which he was awarded the Victor-Hess Award. He then worked as Postdoc and later Senior Researcher on quantum computing, quantum simulation and quantum optics with superconducting circuits at the ETH Zurich. He has been co-chair expert panel 'Quantencomputing' of the Bun-deskanzleramt, Germany in 2020 and is currently leading the GeQCoS project on building a German quantum computer based on superconducting qubits.
Munich Quantum Valley – Quantum Computation and Quantum Technologies in Bavaria
The Munich Quantum Valley is an initiative formed by the Bavarian Academy of Science (BAdW), Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG), Max-Planck-Society (MPG), Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), and the Technische Universität München (TUM) to establish quantum-computing (QC) capabilities and to provide quantum technology expertise in Bavaria for research and development activities and for general applications in industry and society. The main goals of this initiative are to establish a center for quantum computing and quantum technologies, to realize a quantum technology park and to establish special teaching, entrepreneurship and outreach activities to create an economic and technical environment for the indus-trial and widespread use of quantum computation and quantum technologies. To reach these goals, the state of Bavaria has agreed to provide 300 M€ of funding for a period of five years.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 11:20 – 11:35 CET
Dr. Moritz Förster studied chemistry at the University of Frankfurt and has been active as a speaker in the Photonics Forum of the VDMA since 2019. Since May 2020 he is also managing director of the Working Committee “Lasers and Laser Systems for Material Processing” (AG Laser). The AG Laser represents the interests of around 30 companies before politics, business partners, the interested public, and the media. The member companies include leading manufacturers of both laser sources and laser machining systems. This AG Laser profile is complemented with producers of components specific to laser technologies. An independent organisation within VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, or German Engineering Federation), AG Laser has been the proactive voice of Germany’s laser industry since 1988. With about 3,300 members from Germany and other EU (including EFTA) nations, VDMA is the largest industrial association in Europe.
Trends in the German Laser Industry
The leading European mechanical engineering association - VDMA - provides insights into current developments in the German laser industry. Technical trends will be highlighted as well as market developments and association policy aspects. The managing director of the AG Laser in the VDMA will be available for discussion, as will representatives of the laser industry. We look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:45 – 12:00 CET
Reinhard Genzel, born 1952 in Bad Homburg v. d. H., Germany, is one of the Directors of Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Professor in the Graduate School of the University of California, Berkeley and an Honorary Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich. He is a Scientific Member of the Max Planck Society and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
His research interests include astrophysics of galactic nuclei, star formation, kinematics and cosmic evolution of galaxies, massive black holes and experimental infrared, submillimeter and millimeter astronomy.
He has received numerous honours and awards, including the Shaw Prize of The Shaw Prize Foundation and the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy.
In 2020, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, jointly with Andrea Ghez, for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy.
World of Photonics Congress Opening Plenary
A 40-Year Journey
More than one hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity (GR). One year later, Karl Schwarzschild solved the GR equa-tions for a non-rotating, spherical mass distribution; if this mass is sufficiently compact, even light cannot escape from within the so-called event horizon, and there is a mass singularity at the center. The theoretical con-cept of a 'black hole' was born, and was refined in the next decades by work of Penrose, Wheeler, Kerr, Hawking and many others. First indirect evidence for the existence of such black holes in our Universe came from observations of compact X-ray binaries and distant luminous quasars. I will discuss the forty year journey, which my colleagues and I have been undertaking to study the mass distribution in the Center of our Milky Way from ever more precise, long term studies of the motions of gas and stars as test particles of the space time. These studies show the existence of a four million solar mass object, which must be a single massive black hole, beyond any reasonable doubt.
Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:15 – 12:15 CET
Prof. Dr. Constantin Haefner has been managing director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, Germany, since 2019. Previously, Haefner led the Advanced Photon Technologies Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, where he was responsible for the programmatic development and application of next-generation, high average power energetic laser systems for scientific research, national security and commercial applications.
Haefner received his physics degree from the University of Konstanz (1999) and his PhD from the University of Heidelberg (2003). In 2004, he became Chief Laser Scientist at the Nevada Terawatt Facility in Reno, Nevada. In 2006, he moved to LLNL, where he led the research and de-velopment of cutting-edge technologies for large, high-intensity, high-power laser systems. In 2017, he was named an OSA Fellow for his pioneering work in next-generation high average power petawatt laser systems.
Ultrashort-Pulsed Lasers for Industry and Research
Scaling the average power of ultrashort pulse lasers is the key to unlocking their ability for precise material processing and virtually limitless material selection on an industrial scale. The underlying technology not only enables increased precision and flexibility in arbitrary material processing applications, but is also of systemic importance in the fields of mobility, energy and health. Against this background, the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Advanced Photon Sources "CAPS" bundles the competencies of different institutes to create unique selling points for their customers and the global photonics market. CAPS recently demonstrated multi-kilowatt ultrashort pulse lasers and first applications. A user facility is available to test your ideas.
Despite high-throughput precision materials processing, sources with high brilliance at shorter wavelengths are needed in the photonics market. Laser-driven secondary sources such as EUV, X-rays or even particle beams offer unique properties and provide the perspective to address these markets.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 14:30 – 15:00 CET
CTO and Managing Director
Q.ANT GmbH, Germany
Since his graduation, Stefan Hengesbach has been intensively engaged in photonics, especially semiconductor lasers. He received his diploma in engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in 2008.
After a stay abroad at the Fraunhofer Center for Laser Technologies in Michigan, he took up a position as a university lecturer at the Chair for Laser Technology of the RWTH Aachen University and as a research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen until 2016.
A major aspect of his research has been the modelling and simulation of optical systems, the design of diode laser modules and especially the frequency stabilization and high-power multiplexing technologies. He re-ceived his doctorate degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 2014 at the RWTH Aachen University.
In 2016, Dr. Hengesbach switched to the TRUMPF Group. As Executive Assistant to the Managing Director Sales and Services at TRUMPF he gained intensive insights into sales, services and competition in the area of laser sources and materials processing.
In 2018, he became managing director of the TRUMPF Group's newly founded spin-off Q.ANT, which focuses on the development of products based on quantum optics.
Quantum Sensing - from First Industrialized Applications to Future-Oriented Concepts
Quantum mechanical measurement techniques have the potential to overcome limitations of classical measurements. Q.ANT develops sensors based on different physical effects that are at different levels of technology maturity.
Particle sensors based on "classical entanglement" have already been developed by Q.ANT and are being evaluated by test customers. This technology uses non-separable states in classical optical systems that are mathematically analogous to quantum mechanical entanglement.
In the near future atomic gyroscopes have the potential to provide precise control of motions ranging from autonomous driving to satellite orbit control.
Quantum magnetometers based on NV centers are suitable for addressing a wide range of sensing applications, from magnetic field measurements and NMR spec-troscopy to pressure and temperature measurements. Currently, simple magnetometers with low sensitivity are already commercially available.
Core components for all products using entangled photons like quantum and ghost imaging are nonlinear crystals with waveguides. Q.ANT produces its own nonlinear waveguides in order to have access to application-optimized core components even at short notice.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 14:00 – 14:20 CET
Optech Consulting, Germany
Dr. Arnold Mayer is president and founder of Optech Consulting, a consultancy specializing in the laser and photonics industry. The company provides consulting for industry, investment bodies, and government. It publishes periodic reports on the industrial laser market and organizes the International Laser Marketplace symposium. Prior to founding Optech Consulting in 1992 Arnold held positions in business development, industrial R&D, and management consulting. He received his degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart.
The Global Market for Industrial Lasers and Systems - Status and Forecast
In 2020 the global market for laser systems for materials processing decreased only very slightely, given the macro-economic environment in the year of the global pandemic. The market analyst Arnold Mayer will discuss the market development in comparison to other markets and look at some local markets as well.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:05 – 11:25 CET
Jörg Mayer, born in 1972, is a communications scientist. As a business consultant with Andersen Consulting / Accenture from 1998 to 2001, he was engaged in the implementation of Customer Relationship Programs in large‐scale companies – mainly in Germany, the USA and Great Britain. Until 2007 he led PR- and advertising campaigns with the agency Scholz & Friends / Lowe Worldwide for large institutions and international service companies. Between 2007 and 2017 he was engaged as CEO of distinctive renewable energy associations, shaping the effects of Germany’s energy transition. Since 2018, he heads the German Industry Association SPECTARIS with a membership base of more than 450 companies, representing industries with a total turnover of 70 bn. Euros and more than 300.000 employees in Germany. SPECTARIS is the German voice for Optics, Photonics, Analytical and Medical Technologies.
German Photonics in the World Market
After a comparatively weak 2020 due to the Corona pandemic, the German photonics industry with its approximately 1,000 companies and 160,000 employees is continuing its expansion course. Sales growth of up to 14 percent is projected for 2021. By 2025, average annual growth of around six percent and a total revenue of then almost 60 billion euros are expected. In view of an export ratio of more than 70 percent, foreign business is of great significance. The most important target countries for German exports are the People's Republic of China, the United States, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Germany accounts for almost 40 percent of European and more than 6 percent of global photonics production. Important areas for manufacturers are, for example, photonics core components and materials as well as solutions for Industry 4.0, healthcare and wellness, optical measurements and mobility.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 11:25 – 11:45 CET
Director of Market Research
Yole Développement, France
With more than 25+ years’ experience within the semiconductor industry, Eric Mounier PhD. is Director of Market Research at Yole. Eric provides daily in-depth insights into current and future semiconductor trends, markets and innovative technologies (such as Quantum computing, Si photonics, new sensing technologies, new type of sensors ...). Based on relevant methodological expertise and a strong technological background, he works closely with all the teams at Yole to point out disruptive technologies and analyze and present business opportunities through technology & market reports and custom consulting projects. With numerous internal workshops on technologies, methodologies, best practices and more, Yole’s Fellow Analyst ensures the training of Yole’s Technology & Market Analysts.
In this position, Eric Mounier has spoken in numerous international conferences, presenting his vision of the semiconductor industry and latest technical innovations. He has also authored or co-authored more than 100 papers as well as more than 120 Yole’s technology & market reports.
Previously, Eric held R&D and Marketing positions at CEA Leti (France). Eric Mounier has a PhD. in Semiconductor Engineering and a degree in Optoelectronics from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble (France).
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CET
Leiter Abteilung Physik und Physikdidaktik
Technische Universität Braunschweig , Germany
Rainer Müller is professor of physics education at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. He is active in Quantum Education, for example in the European Quantum Technology Flagship. He is member of Cluster of Excellence Quantum Frontiers and the Quantum Valley Lower Saxony.
Roundtable "Quantum - Quo Vadis?"
Quantum technologies are currently raising high hopes for industrial and commercial applications. Quantum computing in particular is seen as a disruptive technology of the future. For the success of these developments, it is necessary to provide the required workforce. There need to be developers but also users of quantum technologies – not only physicists but also engineers and computer scientists. The necessary competences and curricula for these different target groups need to be developed. Therefore, the field of quantum education is essential for future development. In the presentation an overview of the field and the current developments in the European and national environment will be given.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CET
THOSS Media GmbH, Germany
Industry Insights: World of QUANTUM
Dr. Andreas Thoss
Andreas Thoss is a journalist and physicist. In 2003, he received his doctorate in physics with a thesis on ultrashort pulse laser research, which he conducted at the Max Born Institute in Berlin. In the same year, he joined the international publishing house John Wiley & Sons. At Wiley, he gained extensive experience as an editor and publisher in book, journal and online publishing. Among other things, he founded four journals there. In 2010, he started THOSS Media, where he launched one more academic journal. As an expert in content marketing, he wrote several hundred texts that were published on more than 70 different platforms. Since 2016, he has also been Contributing Editor, Germany, at the magazine Laser Focus World.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:00 – 10:05 CET
Michael Totzeck is a Fellow and head of the Innovation Management Manufacturing at ZEISS Corporate Research and Technology (CRT). He received his PhD in physics from the Technical University of Berlin in the year of the break of the Berlin Wall. After heading a group on high resolution microscopy at the University of Stuttgart he joined ZEISS Semiconductor manufacturing Technology (SMT) in 2002 as a principal scientist for polarization optics. In 2008 he became director of the metrology department in ZEISS CRT. In 2010 he was appointed as Senior Principal and in 2015 as Fellow. In parallel he is an honorary professor at the University of Konstanz and teaches technical optics there. He is author and coauthor of 70 patent families and >30 papers in refereed journals. His research interests comprise any kind of science that has to do with optics, - in particular imaging, metrology, lithography, quantum technology and digitalization. Shaping the Future: How Photonics Drives – and Is Driven by – the Major Technology Trends
Shaping the Future: How Photonics Drives – and Is Driven by – the Major Technology Trends
Optics and photonics are enabling technologies that spur the very same technology trends that drive them. Digitalization would be impossible without optical lithography with EUV lithography as the youngest offspring. At the same time, computational imaging and machine learning continue to disrupt optics by enabling new functionalities and expanding the application space. Optics is miniaturized on several levels by photonic integrated circuits, 3d-printing, tunable optics, holographic elements, and metamaterials, what opens applications like automotive LIDAR, smartphone sensors, augmented reality and other. Advanced automation requires the situational awareness as provided by visual inspection, 3D sensing and optical metrology - in a way optics is the “eye of the IoT”. But photonics also widens its footprint in advanced manufacturing: Starting from the well-known laser material processing, photonics moves to 3d printing, polishing and even forming.
In short: Optics and photonics have been driven by a mutual reinforcement of technology and application. There is no reason to assume that this feedback-loop has ended. On the contrary, this development accelerates as the intense research on quantum technology demonstrates.
Tuesday, 22 June 2021, 13:30 – 14:00 CET
VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Germany
Peter Soldan verantwortet bei der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH das Manage-ment von Förderprogrammen im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). Zu seinen Aufgaben gehören die Konzeption und Umsetzung von Fördermaßnahmen für Forschung und Industrie sowie Outreach-Aktivitäten.
Er ist seit 2000 im Bereich der Forschungs- und Innovationsförderung beim VDI Technologiezentrum tätig. Gegenwärtig ist er als Leiter Quantensysteme mit der Projektträgerschaft zu Photonik und Quantentechnologien für das BMBF sowie den Koordinierungsaufgaben des VDI Technologiezentrums zur europäischen Technologieplattform Photonics21 und zum EU Quantum Flagship betraut. Peter Soldan ist promovierter Physiker.
Quantentechnologien und Quantencomputing - Aktivitäten des BMBF
Mit dem Programm der Bundesregierung „Quantentechnologien – von den Grundlagen zum Markt“ gibt es bereits seit 2018 einen dedizierten Rahmen für die Förderung der Quantentechnologien. Dieser hat zusammen mit dem starken Wissenschaftssystem den Weg aus den Laboren hin zu ersten Anwendungen geebnet. Um weiter an Dynamik zu gewinnen, hat die Bundesregierung beschlossen, im Rahmen des Konjunktur- und Zukunftspakets zur Bewältigung der wirtschaftlichen Folgen der Covid-19 Krise weitere zwei Milliarden Euro in das Thema zu investie-ren. Das Quantencomputing ist hier ein Fokusthema. Letztlich soll ein umfassen-des Innovationsökosystem aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft ge-schaffen werden. Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über die damit verbundenen Aktivitäten des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:05 – 10:35 CET
Vice President of QuIC and Coordinator for Quantum Technologies at Robert Bosch GmbH
QuIC & Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Dr. Thomas Strohm received his PhD in 1999 at the MPI for Solid State Research in Stuttgart where he did theoretical work on high-temperature superconductors in Prof. Cardona’s group. Thereafter, he joined the Corporate Research division of Robert Bosch GmbH. For more than 10 years, he worked in SW engineering and as a system and SW architect. Among other projects, he was responsible for the development of a SW engineering curriculum and until end of 2016 gave courses on System and SW architecture at Bosch. In 2013, he started scouting Quantum Cryptography and, later, Quantum Computing. Currently, Thomas is coordinating the Quantum Technologies activities at Bosch. He is also part of Europe’s Quantum Community Network (QCN) and the Coordination Office (FCO) of Europe’s Quantum Flagship Initiative and furthermore Vice President of the European Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC). Thomas is also part of the QRANGE public-funded project and contributes to the research on modelling quantum random number generators.
QuIC – The European Quantum Industry Consortium
QuIC is a new association of the Europe’s quantum technology industry. In this talk, it will be presented.
Thursday, 24 June 2021, 11:05 – 11:20 CET
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