Partners are organized in project groups and meet on a regular basis to coordinate their activities. Participation is limited to the members of the projects and working groups, and with personal invitation. Furthermore a public workshop, a strategy meeting and a project meeting is held every year.
Leading companies and research institutions have teamed up in the regional TOF alliance to develop and market tailored optical fibers for future applications. The shared vision, the objectives and first results of their cooperation will be presented in the first public workshop of TOF in Jena.
Furthermore, the alliance is proud to welcome international experts from industry and research for an high-level exchange on the latest developments, techniques and products.
The workshop will gather experts from industry and science to introduce the community to the TOF alliance, to explore synergies with existing projects, within and beyond TOF and to discuss future challenges on the topic.
November 14, 2017
Meet the members of the TOF alliance, the speakers and guests and make new contacts at our Welcome Reception. Enjoy food and drinks on the top of the Jentower.
November 15, 2017
Hartmut Bartelt & Eric Lindner › TOF Alliance
9:15 Opening Address
Hans-Peter Hiepe › German Federal Ministry of Education & Research (solicited)
9:30 Session 1 › ROBUST OPTICAL FIBERS
As part of the TOF activities the project robust fiber develops new materials and technologies needed for the industrial manufacturing of fibers suitable for extreme environments and highly demanding applications. An overview and first results of the project will be presented.
Chair: Jürgen Rosenkranz › j-fiber Jena, Germany
Rugged optical fibers for distributed temperature sensing under rough conditions
André Hertwig › Saveway Langewiesen, Germany
Chemical and physical properties of non-oxide fibers
Johann Troles › University of Rennes, France
Optical Fibers for harsh environments
Devinder Saini › Fiberguide Industries, USA
10:30 Exhibition & Coffee Break
11:00 Session 2 › FIBER-BASED LIGHT SOURCES
Within the TOF activities, project 2 develops innovative light sources based on novel micro- and nanostructured optical fibers. This session provides further details on the project targets and presents related information on currently used novel light sources in industry and research.
Chair: Thomas Gabler › LASOS GmbH Jena, Germany
Whitelight Laser in Modern Microscopy
Hilmar Gugel › Leica Microsystems CMS Mannheim, Germany
Ultrabroad spectral broadening using nonlinear microstructure fibre
Nicolas Joly › Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen, Germany
Optimized power supplies for fiber-based light sources
Simon Schwinger › LEJ Lighting & Electronics JENA, Germany
12:00 Guided Exhibition Tour & Lunch
13:30 Session 3 › FIBER-BASED SENSOR SYSTEMS
TOF activities in project 3 works on new sensor concepts based on micro structured fibers and hollow core fibers to enable multi-sensor applications. An overview and first results of the project will be presented. The session discusses fiber requirements required for different applications such as DTS, Spectroscopy and Shape sensing.
Chair: Christian Voigtländer › FBGS Technologies Jena, Germany
Multicore Draw Tower Grating (DTG®) sensors for the measurement of deflection and shape
Eric Lindner › FBGS Technologies Jena, Germany
Innovative Fiber Optical Sensor Solutions – Data Source for Digitalization in Electrical Power Generation
Michael Willsch › SIEMENS Erlangen, Germany
The »Butterfly Fibre Effect« in Composite Materials
Francis Berghmans › Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
14:30 Exhibition & Coffee Break
15:00 Session 4 › LUMINOUS FIBER-BASED TEXTILE FABRICS
In session 4 an overview on the TOF activities in project 4 is presented: Processability and use of glass-based optical fibers in textile products for illumination purposes provide a complete new approach and requirement for optical fiber manufacturing. Both, potential applications such as in automotive or industrial textiles as well as the challenges of industrial integration of light sources in fabrics are discussed in this session.
Chair: Klaus Richter › ITP Weimar, Germany
Introduction of modern invasive and non-invasive medical therapies with laser technology
Rainer Sauerbier › intros Medical Laser, Germany
User perspectives: Technological demands & future challenges
Exchange & discussion
Hartmut Bartelt & Eric Lindner › TOF Alliance
Attendees will be expected to meet their own costs for travel and accommodation. No registration fee is required for speakers and session leaders.
› 290 € regular
› 190 € for members of the German Networks for Optical Technologies
› 39 € for students (student ID required)
(no VAT included according to §4 Nr. 22a UStG)
Take the chance and present your latest technologies and products to the workshop audience. The exhibition will be held in the foyer of the Abbe Center of Photonics, right next to the dining area and the entrance to the auditorium. The exhibition fee is 300 EUR. Exhibition space will be limited.
After your registration we will prepare your invoice and send it to the email address you mentioned in your registration. If you have special requirements for your accounting (e.g. order numbers or adresses), please send us an email within the next 5 days. Cash payment onsite is unfortunately not possible. For any question don’t hesitate to contact us.
Abbe Center Beutenberg of Photonics | 07745 Jena, Germany
Parking space is limited at the venue. We recommend to use public transport lines. From Jena city center use buses 10, 13, 40 and get off at ›Beutenberg Campus‹.
The hotel Steigenberger Esplanade lies in a quiet part of the city center.
Price per Night: 105,00 Euro
URL/Booking: Steigenberger Esplanade Jena | email@example.com
The workshop is supported by the German Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF).