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: October 24th 2017, Trilux GmbH, Arnsberg

Program of earlier meeting  (09.03.2017)

Date of the next meeting: Wednesday, October 24th 2017 at TRILUX Vertrieb GmbH in Arbsberg-Hüsten.

Start: 14 Uhr, End: about 18:15 Uhr

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: postponed. New date and venue coming soon.
Agenda of the last meeting
(april 06th 2017).

Date of the next meeting: postponed.

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: 03 May 2016
Agenda of the last meeting
(May 04th 2017)

Agenda of the current meeting October 12th 2017 at Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT in Aachen

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 (27.04.2017, IHK Darmstadt)
Date of the next meeting: Thursday, 24. Oktober 2017 at Kla-Tencor MIE GmbH in Weilburg

Begin: 2.00 pm , End approx. 6:00 pm

Program as PDF

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 (April 25th 2017 at Satisloh GmbH in Wetzlar)

The next meeting of the working group "Optical Design" is on Tuesday, October 19th 2017 at the Institute for Optics and microsystems at the Technischen Hochschule Mittelhessen in Giessen.

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

Program as PDF (german)