ƒo⁺ – From components to next generation systems
Eight leading Thuringian Photonics companies and two prestigious research institutes have teamed up in the »Innovative Regional Growth Core« fo+ [freeform optics plus] to develop and market innovative freeform optical systems.
The challenge: six levels to innovation
- system integration
The alliance unites all aspects of added value for the purpose of producing high-quality and efficient freeform optical systems for national and international customers.
The project started in January 2014 and will run for three years.
Freiformoptiken für IR-Bildverarbeitung in Miniatursystemen
Der Thüringer Wachstumskern fo+ [freeform optics plus] hat die Entwicklung einer kompletten technologischen Fertigungskette für Freiformoptiken abgeschlossen
Ein alltägliches und doch gefährliches Szenario im Straßenverkehr: Plötzlich stehen Fußgänger auf der Fahrbahn. Abhängig von Licht- und Witterungsbedingungen wird diese Gefahr jedoch häufig erst im letzten Augenblick erkannt. Wo das menschliche Auge an seine Grenzen stößt, können heute Fahrerassistenzsysteme Unsichtbares sichtbar machen und eben solche Sicherheitslücken schließen. Um die Anforderungen der Hersteller für Fahrerassistenzsysteme, aber auch in Bereichen der Fernerkundung zu erfüllen, müssen diese Systeme mit wenig Platzbedarf kompakt gebaut und leicht integrierbar sein. Außerdem sollen sie über eine hohe Auflösung verfügen und ausfallsicher funktionieren.
Growth core plays in freeform top-division
The fo+ consortium draws a positive balance at mid-term
There is no halftime-break for the players of the Thuringian Growth Core fo+ [freeform optics plus]. Too many items are still waiting on the agenda. Yet, the eight industry partners and two research institutes have taken their time to draw a positive balance. At the beginning of september they presented their project results during the international SPIE conference »Optical Systems Design« in Jena. 400 international experts had the opportunity to visit the fo+ booth at the accompanying exhibition.
SPIE OSD: International optical community visits Jena
Public workshop 2015 during leading international expert conference
The international SPIE conference »Optical Systems Design« took place from 7th to 10th september 2015 at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. More than 400 experts from 20 countries discussed new developments in the field of optical system design. For the first time, the regional Growth Core fo+ presented project results and work fields to an international audience. Moreover, the alliance partners were present at the accompanying exhibition. As regional cooperation partner, OptoNet e.V. informed about the photonics cluster Jena and recent network activities.
Public workshop 2015
Alliance partners present project results at international expert conference SPIE Optical Systems Design
More than 400 international experts will meet at the SPIE conference Optical Systems Design in Jena from September 7 - 10, 2015. The conference is is the premier European event for optical instrumentation with the latest advances in optical systems applications, materials, and processing. The fo+ alliance partners will present their project results in numerous presentations and during the accompanying exhibition. OptoNet supports the conference as cooperation partner.
asphericon presents first results of the research project fo+ in Munich
asphericon exhibits at the influential trade fair LASER World of Photonics from June 22nd to 25th 2015 in Munich. At booth 312 in hall B1, the company displays new developments in the field of beam shaping and high-class IR-aspheres, as well as first results of the fo+ project. more »
Go West: ƒo⁺ represented at Photonics West 2015
Freeform Optics Plus presents project in San Francisco
The most influential Photonics convention SPIE Photonics West attracted more than 21,000 visitors this year. Among the exhibitors were 8 of the 10 ƒo⁺ project partners, who represented the Regional Groth Core from Frebruary 10 to 12 in the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco. more »
120 guests attend workshop ›Ultra Precision Manufacturing of Aspheres & Freeforms‹
More than 120 experts from nine countries met on 8 and 9 September 2014 to discuss recent developments in the field. In a preceeding session, the partners of the »Innovative Regional Growth Core« fo+ introduced themselves to the public. Hans-Peter Hiepe of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research delivered a welcome speech. Project goals and first project results were displayed in a poster exhibition. Based on the expertise of the Fraunhofer Institute, eight Thuringian photonic companies and the Institute of Applied Physics at FSU Jena cooperate for three years in order to achieve product and technology leadership.
Workshop Ultra Precision Manufacturing of Aspheres & Freeforms
September 21-22, 2016 in Jena, Germany
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