Member structure

The member structure of Optence covers the entire value chain of optical technologies: raw material suppliers, optical componenten manufacturers, system producers, designers, finishers and product users as well as numerous research organizations and university institutes.

The currently 87 members are located in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, adjoining federal states but also in Schleswig-Holstein or Switzerland.

When deciding about membership the main focus of Optence often plays a significant role.

The competences of our members are in the following fields:

  • Optical systems: image recording and representation, sensor technology, microscopy, fiber optics
  • Mechanical engineering: optical machines, glass cutting, coatings and surface finishing
  • Optical metrology: form and surface metrology, analytical metrology and laser technology
  • Materials: glass, plastic materials, liquid crystals, coating materials
  • Lighting: LED, OLED
  • Image processing