Committees and Memberships

Photonics 21

Work Group 1 - Information and Communication

The major highways of communication and information flows are optical. The data rates of the internet are scaling with advances in lasers, optical fibres and optical coding technologies. Bringing the benefits of broadband communications to European citizens presents both the challenges and the rewards for the next generation of photonic systems.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund
White Paper

FTTH Council Europe

Fiber to the Home Council Europe

The FTTH Council Europe is an industry organisation whose mission is to accelerate the availability of fibre-based, ultra-high-speed access networks for the benefit of consumers and businesses.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

Intergovernmental Framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology

COST has a very specific mission and goal. It contributes to reducing the fragmentation in European research investments and opening the European Research Area to cooperation worldwide.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

SPIE OFC / NFOEC Committee 2013

Digital Transmission Systems

OFC/NFOEC is indisputably the world's leading global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

SPIE Photonics West

The world's leading biomedical optics, MEMs, photonics, and industrial laser conference and exhibition

Most influential conference for biophotonics and biomedical optics, high-power laser manufacturing, optoelectronics, microfabrication, and green photonics.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund

ITG Committee 5.2 Communication Networks and Systems

Technical Committee 5.2.5 Access and Home Networks

Dipl.-Ing. Klaus-Dieter Langer

Technical Program Committee for OWC/Globecom 2012

Optical Wireless Communications Workshop

3rd IEEE Workshop on Optical Wireless Communications (OWC’12) Co-located with IEEE Globecom 2012, Anaheim CA


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ronald Freund


International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks


Dr. rer. nat. Volker Jungnickel