OPIE 2018

APR 2018

25 - 27

Yokohama, Japan

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

At OPIE 2018 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Networks and Systems and Photonic Components at Fraunhofer Booth G14, April 25-27, in Yokohama, Japan.

Press Contact

Anne Rommel

Anne Rommel

Press Officer

Phone +49 30 31002-353

Hybrid PICs

The best of all worlds

Fraunhofer HHI’s hybrid integration platform PolyBoard allows for rapid prototyping, short iteration cycles and low upfront development effort. The technology allows the integration of on-chip free space elements, 3D structures, graphene-based electro-absorption modulators, as well as other optical functionalities such as switches, variable optical attenuators, tunable lasers, and flexible high frequency and optical interconnects. The services of Fraunhofer HHI include simulation, CAD, technology development, device manufacturing, characterization, and qualification.

Futher Information can be found here.

Technical Contact

Moritz Kleinert

Moritz Kleinert

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-380

InP Foundry Services

An InP technology to cover a vast variety of monolithic or hybrid integration solutions.

Fraunhofer HHI fabricates individual photonic integrated circuits. Fraunhofer HHI offers an InP platform that integrates receivers (40GHz), transmitters (20GHz) and (1dB/cm) passive components. Partners offer services for design work and packaging.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Francisco Soares

Dr.-Ing. Francisco Soares

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-141

Indium-Phosphide Mach-Zehnder Modulator

O-Band High-Speed Modulator

Fraunhofer HHI presents the state-of-the-art InP Mach-Zehnder Modulator with ultra-high bandwidth for O-Band applications.

Technical Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Dipl.-Phys. Klemens Janiak

Head of Modulators Group

Phone +49 30 31002-574

Visible Light Communication

Make your light smarter

Fraunhofer HHI presents the next generation Gigabit Visible Light Communication (VLC) modules for wireless Internet access via light. Outstanding features are the smaller form factor, lower energy consumption, enhanced coverage and multi-user access. A standard Ethernet interface allows easy network integration. The new modules are immediately available for industrial prototyping and field tests.

Futher Information can be found here.

Technical Contact

Dominic Schulz

Dominic Schulz

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-694

Live Demonstration: Terahertz sensing

T-Sweeper: Realtime cw Terahertz spectroscopy

Terahertz radiation is increasingly employed for process monitoring and material inspection in industry. The layer thickness of coatings, the structure of polymers or imperfections in non-conductive materials can be investigated.
Fraunhofer HHI presents a live demonstration of our novel spectrometer T-Sweeper, which enhances the speed of cw terahertz spectroscopy by a factor 160 compared to state-of-the-art systems: 8 spectra per second with a bandwidth of more than 2 THz can be acquired. This makes cw THz systems a cost-efficient alternative to pulsed systems.

Technical Contact

Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Head of Terahertz Sensor Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-415

Worshops at the fair

April 26, 2018, 1:00-4:30 pm

  • Martin Schell: Photonic Solutions from Fraunhofer HHI
  • Björn Globisch: Optoelectronic Terahertz Systems Solutions from Fraunhofer HHI
  • Moritz Kleinert: Hybrid Photonic Integrated Circuits Solutions from HHI
  • Moritz Kleinert: PolyPhotonics Berlin - Great in Optics, Small in Size
  • Dominic Schulz: New Applications for Optical Wireless Communication
  • Ronald Freund: Test and Measurement Solutions from Fraunhofer HHI

Further information can be found here .

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Giesekus

Dr.-Ing. Joachim Giesekus

Phone +49 30 31002-425