Working groups

Our working groups meet twice a year on a regular basis. Interesting lectures on special topics are presented and discussed in depth. In many cases the meeting ends with a guided tour of a company or a university institute.

Working Group LED technology:
This group has been in existence since 2011 as a discussion platform for the members of Optence and Photonics BW.

New Date: March 07th 2017, Light Technology Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe

Program of earlier meeting  (10/25/2017)

Date of the next meeting: Wednesday, March 07th 2018 at Light Technology Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe.

Start: 1pm , End: about 6:15 pm

Program as PDF (German)

Working Group Laser Optics:
Laser optics, laser damage, coatings for laser optics are some of the topics discussed in this group.
Next meeting: 12th of April 2018 at Hochschule RheinMain in Rüsselsheim

Agenda of the last meeting (April 06th 2017) at Merck KGaA in Darmstadt

Date of the next meeting: 12th of April at Hochschule RheinMain in Rüsselsheim.

Start: 2pm, End: 6:15 pm

Program as PDF (german)

Working Group Industry 4.0
How can the modern production concept of Industry 4.0 be implemented in the photonics industry? What are the challenges? How can small and medium-size companies adapt their production processes? These were the issues discussed at the kick-off meeting of this working group, founded together with the Wetzlar Network in September 2015.
Next meeting: 07th of May 2018 at Janitza electronics GmbH in Lahnau

Agenda of the last meeting (October 12th 2017)

Date of the next meeting: Tuesday, March 08th 2018 at Janitza electronics GmbH in Lahnau.

Agenda will follow soon

Working Group image data processing:
This group is newly opened as a discussion platform for the members of Optence and Automatisierungsregion Rhein Main Neckar.

Program last meeting (24th of October 2018, Kla-Tencor MIE GmbH in Weilburg)

Date of the next meeting: Thursday, 19th of April 2018 at IHK Darmstadt and Hochschule Darmstadt

Begin: 2.00 pm , End approx. 6:15pm

Program will follow soon

Working group vocational training and further training
The university working group, where industry representatives are most welcome, discusses possible cooperations in training, plans joint trade show activities and defines study-related contents.
Next meeting: October 4th 2017 in Darmstadt, begin: 10 am.

DUV/VUV Working Group
This group was founded by PhotonicNet and Optence 10 years ago and is chaired by Werner Riggers (Laseroptik Garbsen). The next meeting will be on November 9th 2017 in Göttingen.
Agenda of the last meeting
fileadmin/files/optence/Arbeitskreise/02__Agenda___AK_DUV-VUV__300317.pdf(March 9th 2017)

Date of the next meeting: Thursday October 9th 2017 at Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen.

Program as PDF (german)

Working Group Optical Design

The workin group was newly opened as a discussion platform for the members of Optence.

Program of the last meeting (October 19th 2017 at the Institute for Optics and microsystems at the Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen in Giessen)

The next meeting of the working group "Optical Design" is on Tuesday, May 03th 2018 at Leica Camera AG in Wetzlar.

Begin: 2:00 pm, End approx. 6:15 pm

Program will follow soon