Photonics West 2020

FEB 2020                                  

4 - 6

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 2020 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in Photonic Components and Fiber Optical Sensor Systems at Fraunhofer Booth 4545-26, from February 4-6 in San Francisco, USA.

Press Contact

Anne Rommel

Anne Rommel

Press Officer

Phone +49 30 31002-353

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 is 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

Generic InP Foundry Platform

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

The generic InP integration platform at Fraunhofer HHI continues to be extended. Latest upgrades include components for handling of optical polarization as well as general performance upgrades. 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. Moritz Baier

Dr.-Ing. Moritz Baier

Head of Photonic InP Foundry Group

Phone +49 30 31002-690

Hybrid PICs

The best of all worlds

The PolyBoard platform of Fraunhofer HHI enables the hybrid integration of active and passive optical functionalities into complex and highly functional photonic integrated circuits (PICs). Recent developments include tunable lasers at wavelengths of 785 nm and 1064 nmfor applications in sensing and spectroscopy. Furthermore, PolyBoard’s micro-optical bench allows for the on-chip integration of optical isolators and circulators as an addition to the tunable lasers, as well as nonlinear crystals for quantum technologies.

Technical Contact

Hauke Conradi

Hauke Conradi

Research Associate

Phone +49 30 31002-259

Live Demonstration: Terahertz Sensing

Real-time layer thickness measurements

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

The Fraunhofer HHI present a live demonstration of our continuous-wave system T-Sweeper. The measurement rate of up to 60 points per second allows for thickness measurements in real time, which makes the T-Sweeper a cost-efficient and robust alternative to pulsed THz systems.

Technical Contact

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Björn Globisch

Head of Terahertz Sensor Systems Group

Phone +49 30 31002-415

High-Speed Photodetector Modules

Components for 1Tb/s Transmission and Microwave Photonics

Fraunhofer HHI provides single and balanced photodetector modules with a bandwidth up to 145 GHz operating from the O- to the L-band. The intended application for the modules is test and measurement. For the application of microwave photonics dedicated high-power photodetector modules are presented.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Runge

Head of Detectors Group

Phone +49 30 31002-498