OFC 2023

OFC 2023

The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2023 will be held from March 7-9, 2023, in San Diego, USA.

It is the world’s largest conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals, attracting researchers, industry leaders, and academics from around the world.

It attracts researchers, industry leaders and academics from around the world, providing them with a unique platform to exchange ideas and knowledge. More than 15,000 participants from over 70 countries are expected to attend this year’s event.

We will present together with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI)  at the conference and will showcase current innovations in the area of Photonic Components, Networks, and Systems at Fraunhofer booth 4519. HHI is one of the world’s leading developers of mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as video signal coding and data processing. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works across the entire spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

The department Hybrid PICs’ integration technology PolyBoard combines polymer-based PICs with InP. This enables complex photonic integrated circuits, such as waveguide-integrated THz receiver PICs for wireless communications and self-calibrated laser sources for telecommunications, datacom, sensing and spectroscopy. The THz receiver PIC uses tunable lasers, modulators and isolators to achieve on-chip injection locking and inject the THz signal into the waveguide-integrated photoconductive antenna. The self-calibrated laser source uses the function of the micro-optical bench on the PolyBoard, which enables precise wavelength readout through thin-film filters, etalons and photodiodes. The two PICs are funded by the EU TERAWAY and TERAmeasure projects.

We are pleased to be part of this global gathering and is excited about the networking and collaboration opportunities it will provide. 


For more information visit: www.ofcconference.org

Working In Photonics

Working In Photonics

10/26/2022 13-17 h

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Opportunities to enter the world of photonics
Photonics is one of the most exciting and innovative areas of applied research. Hybrid integrated photonic devices form the basis for dynamically growing application fields in telecommunications, sensor technology, environmental analysis, diagnostics and quantum technology.

We are pleased to give you an insight into the working world of photonics and its entry opportunities. We have invited various companies to present themselves and their jobs. In addition, our colleagues from the different areas will report on their daily work: from students to microtechnologists to scientific employees, you can get to know the whole range of photonics at Fraunhofer HHI.

You will also have the opportunity to visit our labs and talk to the company representatives and ask questions.

You can register here via the website.

Deadline is October 25, 2022.

All further information can be found on our flyer.

Our hygiene rules at Fraunhofer HHI can be found here. (Status 23.06.2022)

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ECOC 2022 Basel

ECOC 2022 Basel

Also this year our association of Polyphotonics Berlin e.V. will be at ECOC in Basel, Switzerland from September 19-21, 2022.

The event is the most important meeting place for everyone in the fiber optic communication technology industry and we look forward to welcoming you back to our exhibition halls.

We look forward to being back in the exhibition halls. The show will once again feature the latest products and services, as well as another opportunity to meet and network face-to-face with key suppliers and industry leaders.

Meeting colleagues, customers and peers, as well as international exhibitors, over the three days of the show will be a great foundation for exchanging ideas, learning and making new business contacts.


We look forward to seeing all participants and visitors in September.


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LASER World of PHOTONICS – Trade Fair for the Photonics Industry

LASER World of PHOTONICS – Trade Fair for the Photonics Industry

April 26-29, 2022 | Munich Trade Fair Center

LASER World of PHOTONICS – Trade Fair for the Photonics Industry

25th world’s leading trade fair for photonics components, systems and applications

This spring, Munich will once again become the center of the international photonics industry for a few days as the world’s leading trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022 opens its doors at the Munich Exhibition Center. PolyPhotonics Berlin e.V. will also be present at this year’s trade fair.

The German photonics industry is recovering quickly economically after a decline in sales in the pandemic year 2020 and is optimistic about the future. The industry association SPECTARIS forecasts significant growth of up to 14 percent for 2021 and a significant increase in subsequent years. The global market for photonics has also seen strong growth despite the pandemic. “We are pleased to make an important contribution with LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022, timed appropriately in the spring, to continue the positive trend in the photonics industry,” explains Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München.

The trade show had to be postponed in 2021 due to the corona pandemic, but the scientific congress could at least be held in digital format. “The upcoming trade show will once again bring the international trade audience together on site for an intensive exchange about innovations and products, to intensify existing business relationships and to establish new ones,” Pfeiffer said. Project manager Anke Odouli adds: “To this end, we are relying on our detailed protection and hygiene concept, which has already proven itself many times over. “

LASER World of PHOTONICS will also have a broad international presence in 2022. Companies from 30 countries had registered by mid-January. The USA and China are particularly well represented, but a company from Australia has also booked a booth at the trade show for the first time. Market leaders from the photonics sector and major industry-related research institutes have also confirmed their participation, including TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik, Coherent Shared Services, IPG Laser, LASER COMPONENTS Germany, Fraunhofer-Society, Laser 2000, Newport Spectra-Physics, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology and JENOPTIK Optical Systems.In large parts of the economy, innovations are now inconceivable without the contribution of photonics. For example, photonics plays a decisive role in future-proofing vehicles, provides physicians with live transmissions from living cells, optimizes quality controls in industry and enables data transmission from space at the speed of light. The trade show will focus on laser systems for industrial manufacturing, lasers and optoelectronics, optics, sensor technology, measurement and testing technology, and manufacturing technologies for optics.

In 2022, the World of QUANTUM will celebrate its premiere with its own hall dedicated to what is currently probably the most exciting future field of photonics: quantum technology and its diverse potential applications. Messe München is thus creating a platform for networking research, industry and users, discussing the appropriate implementation of current research results in systems and presenting the first examples of applications for this future technology in computing and cryptography, sensor technology and imaging, communication and medicine. Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders, Chairman of the LASER World of PHOTONICS Exhibitor Advisory Board and CEO of TOPTICA Photonics AG: “Just as Messe München discovered the then newly emerging laser applications as the central theme of a new global technology trade fair back in 1973, it is once again on a visionary path today with its focus on the topic of quantum. It is to be expected that Munich will become a central marketplace for the technology of the unfolding century in the years to come. “LASER World of PHOTONICS will be held at the Munich Exhibition Center from April 26 to 29, 2022, and the next World of Photonics Congress will be held together with the next trade show in June 2023.


For more information, click here: www.world-of-photonics.com

OFC 2022

OFC 2022

March 8-10, 2022 in San Diego, USA.

At OFC 2022, PolyPhotonics Berlin e.V. will present together with the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Intitute current innovations from the field of photonic components, networks and systems at Fraunhofer booth 4431.


OFC, the world’s leading event for optical communications and networks, can again welcome thousands of exhibitors, visitors and media representatives from all over the world this year. OFC 2022, which takes place March 06-10 in San Diego, California, USA, has 8,000 attendees and 430 exhibiting companies.

Given its focus on inclusivity, OFC offers a fully hybrid conference experience. Key members of the global community who could not travel to the U.S. will participate virtually, through live discussions and within recorded content.

Within the OFC plenary sessions, groundbreaking and forward-thinking projects that are shaping our world and driving innovation for a better future will be presented . They demonstrated the impact that the latest developments in optics and photonics will have on the industry. Plenary speakers include John Bowers, director of the Institute of Energy Efficiency, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; James Green, scientist and senior advisor, NASA, USA; and Elise Neel, senior vice president, New Business Incubation, Verizon, USA.

Hundreds of companies will be at OFC this year to showcase their new products and innovations and make new connections with customers. Apart from our frogging partners, PolyPhotonics Berlin e.V., participants include industry giants such as: AC Photonics; Advanced Microoptic Systems GmbH; Aerotech Inc; Aragon Photonics Labs; Broadcom, Inc; CIENA Corporation; Cisco Systems, Inc; Corning Incorporated; East Photonics, Inc; Go!Foton; Infinera; Intel; LIGENTEC; Keysight Technologies; Lumentum; Murata; Nokia; NTT Advanced Technology Corporation; NTT Electronics Corporation; Santec USA; Semtech Corporation; Tektronix, Inc; Viavi Solutions and VPIphotonics.

For more information, visit : www.ofcconference.org

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021

October 4 – 7 , 2021 // Berlin-Adlershof | WISTA-Germany

In October this year, OpTecBB invites to the international innovation conference for the fourth time.

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021 | October 4 – 7, 2021.

The aim of the conference is to connect participants from different industries, regions and countries to jointly enable new ways of cooperation and knowledge transfer and to jointly create innovations. Over four days in numerous online or hybrid sessions with leading national and international experts, participants can expect to hear the latest findings in the fields of photonics, optics, microsystems technology and quantum technology.

With the PolyPhotonics Berlin technology platform, a new technology has been developed in the recent past that is superior to established solution approaches in many respects. With a sustainable corporate vision of the polymer-based platform, further developments are initiated to apply the advanced integration technology also to new fields of application, e.g. in environmental or medical technology. In particular, the exploration of new wavelengths between 400 nm – 1650 nm and the interplay of polymer and silicon nitride based optical waveguides will enable hybrid photonic integration platforms. In this session, we will provide an overview of current platform capabilities and highlight recent developments in the technology to enable new applications in photonic sensing for environmental and healthcare applications.

The PolyPhotonics e.V. workshop will take place on 05.10.2021 at 15:00-18:00.

Within the workshop the association PolyPhotonics Berlin , represented by Crispin Zawadzki and Arne Schleunitz, will present the newly won project PolyChrome Berlin and its 12 alliance partners as well as invited speakers. The project had recently won the RUBIN funding program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the amount of 2.9 million euros.

It is planned to hold the event in a hybrid format. You can expect two days in pure online format and two days with events in Berlin-Adlershof.

The program will be finalized by the end of June, but already now you can look forward to the following main topics:

Photonics for forestry and the wood industry | BioSensing with photonic integrated circuits | Quantum Technologies | PhotonHUB Europe | Photonic terahertz technology for beyond 5G wireless communication | Data center interconnects | German- Israeli nano photonics session in cooperation with NanoIL | Hyperspectral imaging | Optics for solar energy | PolyPhotonics Berlin | Laser Technology | Photonics for AgriFood applications | Sensor Al – a key for a new generation of sensor systems | Advanced UV technologies and applications | Microelectronics & Si-Photonics | Photonic integration as quantum enabling technology | Advances in optical metrology | Vision systems & IR detection for industry, security & defense | Photonics in Japan | Photonics in China | “Working in Photonics”.

More information about the program :



Registration is still possible until October 7 at the following link: