Palais de la Musique et des Congrès
Strasbourg, France
29 March - 2 April 2020
Conference 11349
3D Printed Optics and Additive Photonic Manufacturing
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Late submissions may be considered subject to chair approval. For more information, please contact Alex Pulchart Rusova.
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Abstract Due:
7 October 2019

Author Notification:
10 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
26 February 2020

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Conference Chairs
  • Alois M. Herkommer, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Georg von Freymann, Technische Univ. Kaiserslautern (Germany)
  • Manuel Flury, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg (France)

Program Committee
  • Klaus Bade, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
  • Muriel Carin, Univ. de Bretagne-Sud (France)
  • Thierry Engel, IREPA LASER (France)
  • Harald Giessen, Univ. Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Kevin J. Heggarty, Télécom Bretagne (France)

Program Committee continued...
  • Andreas Heinrich, Hochschule Aalen - Technik und Wirtschaft (Germany)
  • Hans Peter Herzig, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Christian Koos, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
  • David Pietroy, Univ. Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne (France)
  • Michael Thiel, Nanoscribe GmbH (Germany)
  • Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH (Germany)
  • Reinhard Voelkel, SUSS MicroOptics SA (Switzerland)

Call for
3D printing technologies are revolutionizing today’s fabrication methods, from research prototypes to individualized mass-production. This trend is accelerated by a growing number of available printing materials, including optical materials and metals. Photonics plays a major double role here: first, optical techniques are the key enablers in most additive printers, and secondly, 3D printed micro and nano-optical components offer whole new applications.

For example, femtosecond two photon-polymerization enables manufacturing of optical components in the sub-micrometer scale, allowing the printing of tiny optical freeform surfaces, metasurfaces or metamaterials. Such elements are the key for novel printed optical systems, which find applications in miniaturized cameras, sensors, or endoscopes.

Additive manufacturing at such high precision and micro-scale however requires adequate optical metrology systems for scanning the originals, or testing the printed results. The printing system has to maintain a high focus quality, accuracy and high power within a large writing volume. Also at the macro scale many innovative technologies in additive fabrication depend on optics and photonics to meet various challenges. New fields of activities are being opened, requiring new developments in simulation and materials science. Contributions are therefore also welcome that open new fields for printing optical components in which high precision is either required or where bigger dimensions are also possible.

This conference puts emphasis on techniques that either explore the limits and applications of printed optical components, or push the limits of 3D additive technologies via photonic techniques. The topics include, but are not limited to:

3D Printed Optics
  • 3D printing technologies for micro- and macro-optics
  • femtosecond laser two- or multiphoton polymerization
  • optical design and simulation of printed optics
  • novel materials for 3Dprinted optics
  • alternative techniques for printing optics
  • printed plasmonics and metasurfaces
  • printed photonic crystals, metamaterials, and/or optical antennas
  • printed fiber optics and interconnects .

  • Additive/Subtractive 3D Photonic Manufacturing
  • additive fabrication techniques (metallic, polymers, molding…)
  • 3D lithography (nano- and micro-scale)
  • optical systems for additive manufacturing
  • 3D high-precision metrology systems
  • laser metal deposition (nano- and micro-scale)
  • selective laser melting/sintering (nano- and micro-scale)
  • multi-material printing and linked additive fabrication
  • 3D etching technologies
  • polymer coatings, conversion to other materials (Au, Ni, SiO2, Si…)
  • stereo lithography
  • mechanical/physical properties of constituent materials
  • link between design/graphics program and machine program.

  • Applications
  • applications of printed micro- and nano-optical systems
  • imaging applications for printed optics
  • applications 3D printed prototypes in the life sciences
  • functional micro- and nano-optics
  • printed optical elements for lighting and fibers optics
  • micro-robotics system with 3D printed elements
  • new metamaterials
  • 3D printing of living tissue
  • microfluidics and lab-on-chips
  • photonic chip applications.
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