Photonics West 2018

JAN - FEB 2018

27 - 1

San Francisco, USA

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 Photonics West 2018 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Components and Fiber Optical Sensor Systems at Fraunhofer Booth 4529-34, January 27th to February 1st, San Francisco, USA.

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.

Technical Contact

David de Felipe Mesquida

David de Felipe Mesquida

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-589

InP Foundry Services

Photonic Integration Toolbox

Design your own InP-Based Photonic-Integrated Circuit (PIC) containing passive- and active devices on one substrate (Tape-Out every 3 months). Choose from a range of proven building blocks, such as 40 GHz receivers, 20 GHz DMLs and EAMs, 1 dB/cm passive waveguides, and polarization- rotator and splitter. Low-cost multi-project wafer-run-based PICs are already commercially available through Jeppix , and customer-specific private runs can be realized on demand. Dedicated design and layout software is provided, and several packaging partners are available.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Francisco Soares

Dr.-Ing. Francisco Soares

Project Manager

Phone +49 30 31002-141

Terahertz Sensing

T-Sweeper: Realtime cw Terahertz spectroscopy

Terahertz radiation is increasingly employed in industrial environments for process monitoring and material inspection. The layer thickness of coatings, the structure of polymer components or imperfections in non-conductive materials can be investigated.

With the T-Sweeper, Fraunhofer HHI enhances the speed of continuous wave Terahertz spectroscopy by the 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

CyberGlove - Motion Capture with Nerves out of Glass

Multifunctional fiber sensor platform for human-machine interface or motion capture

A multifunctional fiber sensor platform adapted to a glove for a human-machine interface will be presented. The CyberGlove addresses different applications in motion capturing for Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR).

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Schade

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang Schade

Head of Fiber Optical Sensor Systems Department

Phone +49 5321 3816-8410