Laser+Photonics - Photonik

Metrology

Non-contact inspection of complex optical components

Non-contact inspection of complex optical components

A fiber-optical precision metrology system enables fast 100 % inspection at the production line. mehr

Laser-assisted bioprinting

Laser

Laser-assisted bioprinting

For some years now, 3D printing has also been developed for biological applications. A laser-assisted process shows advantages over competing technologies. mehr

Coaxial beam shaping for laser materials processing

Laser

Coaxial beam shaping for laser materials processing

The coaxial feeding of additional material within a closed annularly shaped intensity profile leads to significant process-specific and machine-technological advantages. mehr

Photonics – an integral part of Industry 4.0

Laser

Photonics – an integral part of Industry 4.0

Photonics acts as a catalyst in achieving the aim of Industry 4.0. This comprises producing dynamic, self-organized, real-time optimized value networks that connect multiple organizations. mehr

Three-photon microscopy –  key to deeper images

Laser

Three-photon microscopy – key to deeper images

Imaging larger volumes of neurons in live brain studies using three-photon excitation requires multiwatt ultrafast laser sources at longer IR wavelengths. mehr

3D-endoscopy: cinematic technology for contact-free measurement

Image processing

3D-endoscopy: cinematic technology for contact-free measurement

New algorithms for subpixel precise calculations on parallel processed hardware allow for depth and distance measuring via stereo endoscopy in real-time. Even portable systems are conceivable in the future. mehr

Image sensors for high dynamic range sub-lux imaging

Image processing

Image sensors for high dynamic range sub-lux imaging

By combining two CCD technologies on hardware level, megapixel sensors can provide an exceptionally low noise floor with high dynamic range. mehr

In vivo skin cancer diagnosis using non-invasive imaging techniques

Image Processing

In vivo skin cancer diagnosis using non-invasive imaging techniques

The diagnosis of skin cancer via biopsy is laborious and prone to error. The use of emerging optical imaging techniques could significantly improve the diagnostic accuracy. mehr

Small cameras, big performance: Embedded Vision in medicine

Image processing

Small cameras, big performance: Embedded Vision in medicine

Miniaturization is a growing trend in many different areas of technology – including industrial image processing. Embedded Vision systems have proven a major benefit for applications in the Medical & Life-Science domain. mehr

When every wall is “transparent”

Image processing

When every wall is “transparent”

To tackle the challenge of localizing objects behind occluders specialized cameras and laser illumination with a high price tag are required. A new approach now brings this to consumer hardware. mehr

Custom Bayer filter multispectral imaging: integrated technology

Components

Custom Bayer filter multispectral imaging: integrated technology

Multispectral systems are typically complex and sensible devices. A novel approach based on Bayer filters now allows compact and cost-efficient multispectral imager that feature high mechanical and thermal stability. mehr

LED measurements in the production line

Metrology

LED measurements in the production line

Optical measurements in LED mass production must be fast and precise. Various methods can be used in the individual production stages, in order to produce reliable results. mehr

Flexible and robust beam shaping with aspheres

Components

Flexible and robust beam shaping with aspheres

The focus of the beam shaping system is the generation of top-hat profiles with nearly any dimensions. mehr

High-contrast imaging: a new method of suppressing stray light

Components

High-contrast imaging: a new method of suppressing stray light

Contrast is an important factor in high-resolution, high-quality imaging. A new type of coating for mechanical components absorbs oblique rays of light, which significantly improves the contrast of the image. mehr

An integrated platform for ­optical-coherence techniques

Components

An integrated platform for ­optical-coherence techniques

Optical Coherence Interferometry is ready for integration using planar optics technology. All components can already be combined in photonic circuitry that is highly integrated on a single substrate. mehr

Chip-based solutions for rapid diagnostics of infectious diseases

Spectroscopy

Chip-based solutions for rapid diagnostics of infectious diseases

Due to chip-based methods microbiological diagnostics can be significantly accelerated and life-saving therapies can become more efficient. mehr

Confocal endomicroscopy during brain surgery

Microscopy

Confocal endomicroscopy during brain surgery

Confocal endomicroscopy is a rapidly developing method, which has the potential to provide real-time in vivo histopathological information to neurosurgeons and pathologists. mehr

Additive manufacturing using femtosecond laser pulses

Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing using femtosecond laser pulses

The technology transfer from an academic level to industrial application requires adapted materials and processes which enable a reliable high-throughput fabrication. Therefore a good combination of materials and processing strategies carried out on appropriate hardware is needed. mehr

Additive manufacturing: Where is laser metrology heading?

Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing: Where is laser metrology heading?

There is hardly another production technology with as much potential to change industrial product development as additive manufacturing, especially selective laser melting. mehr

Microfabrication solutions by 3D printing

Manufacturing

Microfabrication solutions by 3D printing

A new 3D printing technology permits fabrication at nano- and microscale at high resolution an precision. mehr

Technical surface functionalization

Manufacturing

Technical surface functionalization

Due to technical progress in the field of laser sources, direct laser interference is becoming more and more important in industrial applications to generate nano- and microstructures. mehr

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