634. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Merging Micro- and Nano-Optics: 3D Printing for Advanced and Functional Optics

Merging Micro- and Nano-Optics: 3D Printing for Advanced and Functional Optics

Su, 08.01.2017 17:00  –   We, 11.01.2017 12:00
H. Giessen und A. Herkommer, Universität Stuttgart
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef
Hauptstr. 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany

Event partner:
Contact person:
Harald Giessen,


3D printing revolutionalized the manufacturing of complex shapes in the last few years. The sub-micrometer scale is accessible via femtosecond two photon-absorption. This allows to fabricate tiny optical free form surfaces, resulting in cheap high-quality microoptical elements. Such elements are the key for micro- and nano-optics and can find applications in miniaturized cameras, sensors, or endoscopes.
Goal of this seminar is a fruitful exchange between leading researchers in the field of micro- and nano-optics, which leads to novel ideas and applications. Topics of the seminar include, but are not restricted to:
Fundamental limits of micro- and nano-optical systems
Advanced fabrication of micro-optical systems
Combination of micro- and nano-optics
Plasmonics and metasurfaces in micro-optical systems
Applications of micro-optical systems in the life-sciences
Microscale optoelectronics
Micro-optical elements for beam shaping and lighting
Active micro- and nano-optics
Functional micro- and nano-optics
Improvements in direct laser writing: resolution, speed, accuracy
Materials and material properties for micro-optics
Industrial production of micro-optical elements: from the lab to the fab

This seminar is funded by the WE Heraeus-Foundation.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Georg von Freymann
University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Spatial light modulator based 3D direct laser writing

Harald Giessen
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Merging 3D printed complex micro- and nanooptics

Werner Göbel
Karl Storz GmbH & Co KG, Tuttlingen, Germany
Microoptics for Modern Endoscopy

Min Gu
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Superresolution direct laser writing for nanoscale information optics

Hans Peter Herzig
EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Refractive and diffractive micro-optics down to the nano-scale

Christian Koos
KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
3D printed optics for high-speed optoelectronics and telecom applications

Carlo Liberale
KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Direct laser writing of 3D microstructures for optical tweezers and imaging

Mangirdas Malinauskas
Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Laser printed hybrid/fiber μ-optics: a decade of advances

Hong-Bo Sun
Jilin University, Changchun, China
Femtosecond laser 3D nanoprinting for functional devices: From protein assembling to intelligent micronano-robots

Michael Thiel
CSO Nanoscribe GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany
3D printing for photonic applications

Michael Totzeck
Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Germany
Optics for the digital age

Martin Wegener
KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany
3D Laser Lithography: No Limits?

Hans Zappe
University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Photon fluidics: How liquids open new avenues in micro-optics

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Boris Chichkov
LZH, Hannover, Germany
3D Laser printing of microoptical components and nanoparticles

Elmina Kabouraki
FORTH, Crete, Greece
3D Active Nanostructures

Ruth Houbertz
CEO and Managing Director Multiphoton Optics GmbH, Würzburg, Germany
Closing the gap – high-precision 3D printing

Helmut Schift
PSI Villigen, Switzerland
Tailored surface smoothening of the inherent roughness of micro-lenses fabricated with 2-photon-lithography

Simon Thiele
University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Optical design and simulation of complex micro-optics for femtosecond 3D printing