Invited industrial speakers

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Invited Industrial speakers

Juha Leskinen, Noptel: “TOF LIDAR needs and applications”

Founded in 1982, the Finnish company Noptel specializes in the design and manufacture of innovative optoelectronic products comprising its technological know-how in the measurement of distance and position. Since 2011 Noptel Oy has been a subsidiary of FN Herstal, an integral part of Herstal Group. The Noptel company has a strong focus on technology expertise. The company’s core competence relies on know-how dedicated to exploiting three optoelectronic measurement technologies, which are: – Fast distance measurement based on laser pulse travel time (near field dynamic applications); – Cumulative distance measurement based on laser pulse travel time (long-distance measurements); – Position and motion measurement (light beam position detection)

Mari Tenhunen, Timegate Instruments Ltd“From minerals sensing to mining intelligence”

Timegate Instruments Ltd has a strong scientific background and extensive knowledge in R&D and innovation. The founder team has developed and patented the Timegated® Raman innovation which they have also commercialized. This multi-talented team has a lot of experience in spectroscopy, research, pharmaceuticals, mining, PAT and data applications. Timegate wants to spread the joy of time-gating and ensure that is available for all who want to get more out of their material analysis. They help to accelerate customer material research, solve complex analytical challenges and increase customer’s productivity. Timegate’s mission is to help the consumer with making the world healthier, cleaner, safer and more efficient.

Saku Kaukonen, Sapotech: “Optical measurements in high-temperature process environment”

Based in Finland, Sapotech offers breakthrough solutions to the metals industry, combining unique image processing and laser technologies to inspect the production of metals at all temperatures. All Sapotech’s solutions are designed to be compact, easy to maintain and customize, and with a short payback time. Sapotech’s IoT-based Reveal platform enables real-time visualization, acquisition and storing of large amounts of production data. The company technology is widely used in the steel, aluminum, ferrochromium, nickel and copper industries. Company’s mission is to enhance its customers’ production capacity and quality by revealing never-before-seen details of their processes.

Maria Jokela, VTT: “Automotive LiDARs in Adverse Weather”

Since its establishment 76 years ago, VTT has become an important center of technological expertise and developer of new technologies. The development path of Finland as a whole, as well as the events and phenomena of each era, are reflected in VTT’s history. It reveals one of the keys to VTT’s success: the organization has always been able to meet challenges by adapting to changes in its environment.

Cyriel Minkenberg, Rockley Photonics“A Unified Silicon Photonics Platform for Communications, Imaging and Sensing”

A fabless supplier of silicon photonics chipsets, IP and custom designs for high-volume optics applications. Rockley’s core technology platform was developed with a total focus on high volume manufacture of highly integrated optical/electronic devices. Rockley’s large waveguide photonics platform offers multiple benefits over conventional solutions. These benefits include higher density waveguide circuit design, better manufacturing tolerance, superior optical power handling, and a more efficient interface from the photonics IC to the physical domain. Rockley Photonics’ technology simplifies the manufacturing, assembly, and test process while maximizing the power efficiency of the optical system.

Dr. Janne Laukkanen, Dispelix: “Dispelix diffractive waveguide displays: technology, markets and applications”

Dispelix is a designer and fabless manufacturer of the world’s first truly mass manufacturable diffractive waveguide displays and display modules.

Wolfgang Heni, Polariton Technologies Ltd: “Polariton Technologies: Electro-optic modulation beyond 100 GHz on the silicon platform”

Polariton Technologies has its headquarters in Zürich. Polariton Technologies – The world’s fastest and smallest electro-optic modulators

Philipp Dietrich, Vanguard Automation GmbH: “3D-Nanoprinting of Freeform Lenses and Photonic Wirebonds: From lab to Fab”

The company offers machines and processes for 3D nano-printing in the field of photonic integration and packaging. Company’s solutions cover the full range from small-scale prototyping to fully automated mass production. The technology has been researched at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for almost one decade. Vanguard Automation GmbH was founded in 2017 as a joint venture of Vanguard Photonics GmbH and ficonTEC Service GmbH.

Jyrki Huttunen, Oplatek: “Molded glass optics manufacturing in high volumes

Oplatek is the leading North-European solution provider in the field of photonics with over 30 years of experience. Oplatek is specialized in manufacturing specialty optical fibers and capillaries, molded glass components, thin film coatings, precision mechanics, and optical assemblies for various industries. By combining fields of expertise, Oplatek can offer customers a full chain of service from design to serial production.

Dr. Olli Herranen, Millog: “Aspherical lens production and MRF technology”

Millog is a strategic partner of the Finnish Defence Forces and provides defense materiel life-cycle support to the Finnish Army. This includes maintenance and material services for platforms and systems related to non-armored and armored vehicles, electronic systems, as well as modifications and installations for all systems. Millog participates in the Finnish Army’s materiel projects, based on the company’s expertise in land forces.

Dr. Stefan Krey, Trioptics: “High precision optical system assembly and qualification”

Optical systems have changed the world. And they will continue to do so. TRIOPTICS is significantly involved in this process. Trioptics has the largest spectrum of optical measurement technology and supply test systems for R&D and Production for every manufacturing step in optics: From a system for refractive index measurement, via various lens test systems with an autocollimator as measurement head, up to MTF test systems and camera module testers, they can supply the appropriate optical measurement system for every process step.

Timo Id, Nextrom: “Manufacturing technologies of optical fibers”

Nextrom is the leading global supplier of production technologies for optical fibers and fiber optic cables. Nextrom’s core competencies include solutions for optical glass making, fiber drawing, fiber coating, ribbon making, proof testing, and fiber optic cable production. From first contact onwards, Nextrom provides customized high-quality solutions and personal support to ensure total customer satisfaction. Nextrom is a business unit of Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH.

Dr. Lars Rymell, Eclipse Optics: “Engineering Light – Some industrial applications of optics and photonics

Eclipse Optics work with companies to create specialized solutions in optics and photonics that increase value and cut cost.

Konstantinas Zakalskis, Ekspla: “From idea to product: how feasible become implementable

EKSPLA is a manufacturer of solid state lasers, laser systems and optoelectronics for basic research and industrial applications. Employing 30 years of experience and close partnership with the scientific community, EKSPLA is focused on high-performance advanced solutions.

Snorre Olsen, VIGO: “Photonics applications of VIGO products”

VIGO System S.A. is a world-leading manufacturer of uncooled infrared photon detectors. In the 1980’s, a team led by Professor Józef Piotrowski, Ph.D., developed at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland a special technique for manufacturing detectors operating without cryocooling, which was subsequently implemented at the Company.

Juha Aimo, Development Mgr, Tasowheel Systems: “Optomechanical challenges in an optical application

Tasowheel Systems designs and produces solutions for CD profiling, as well as components, spare parts, and maintenance services for paper and board processes. Over 200,000 Tasowheel actuators and dilution valves are operating in paper production processes worldwide. Tasowheel Systems operates in innovative industries where exceptionally precise and silent transmission and motion are needed. In health technology, Tasowheel Systems develops first-class applications that benefit healthcare services, including devices for optical measurement and x-ray imaging.[:fi]

Invited Industrial speakers

Juha Leskinen, Noptel: “TOF LIDAR needs and applications”

Founded in 1982, the Finnish company Noptel specializes in the design and manufacture of innovative optoelectronic products comprising its technological know-how in the measurement of distance and position. Since 2011 Noptel Oy has been a subsidiary of FN Herstal, an integral part of Herstal Group. The Noptel company has a strong focus on technology expertise. The company’s core competence rely on know-how dedicated to exploiting three optoelectronic measurement technologies, which are: – Fast distance measurement based on laser pulse travel time (near field dynamic applications); – Cumulative distance measurement based on laser pulse travel time (long-distance measurements); – Position and motion measurement (light beam position detection)

Mari Tenhunen, Timegate Instruments Ltd“From minerals sensing to mining intelligence”

Timegate Instruments Ltd has a strong scientific background and extensive knowledge in R&D and innovation. The founder team has developed and patented the Timegated® Raman innovation which they have also commercialized. This multi-talented team has a lot of experience in spectroscopy, research, pharmaceuticals, mining, PAT and data applications. Timegate wants to spread the joy of time-gating and ensure that is available for all who want to get more out of their material analysis. They help to accelerate customer material research, solve complex analytical challenges and increase customer’s productivity. Timegate’s mission is to help the consumer with making the world healthier, cleaner, safer and more efficient.

Juha Roininen, Sapotech: “Optical measurements in high-temperature process environment”

Based in Finland, Sapotech offers breakthrough solutions to the metals industry, combining unique image processing and laser technologies to inspect the production of metals at all temperatures. All Sapotech’s solutions are designed to be compact, easy to maintain and customize, and with a short payback time. Sapotech’s IoT-based Reveal platform enables real-time visualization, acquisition and storing of large amounts of production data. The company technology is widely used in the steel, aluminum, ferrochromium, nickel and copper industries. Company’s mission is to enhance their customers’ production capacity and quality by revealing never-before-seen details of their processes.

Maria Jokela, VTT: “Automotive LiDARs in Adverse Weather”

Since its establishment 76 years ago, VTT has become an important center of technological expertise and developer of new technologies. The development path of Finland as a whole, as well as the events and phenomena of each era, are reflected in VTT’s history. It reveals one of the keys to VTT’s success: the organization has always been able to meet challenges by adapting to changes in its environment.

Cyriel Minkenberg, Rockley Photonics“A Unified Silicon Photonics Platform for Communications, Imaging and Sensing”

A fabless supplier of silicon photonics chipsets, IP and custom designs for high-volume optics applications. Rockley’s core technology platform was developed with a total focus on high volume manufacture of highly integrated optical/electronic devices. Rockley’s large waveguide photonics platform offers multiple benefits over conventional solutions. These benefits include higher density waveguide circuit design, better manufacturing tolerance, superior optical power handling, and a more efficient interface from the photonics IC to the physical domain. Rockley Photonics’ technology simplifies the manufacturing, assembly, and test process while maximizing the power efficiency of the optical system.

Dr. Janne Laukkanen, Dispelix: “Dispelix diffractive waveguide displays: technology, markets and applications”

Dispelix is a designer and fabless manufacturer of the world’s first truly mass manufacturable diffractive waveguide displays and display modules.

Wolfgang Heni, Polariton Technologies Ltd: “Polariton Technologies: Electro-optic modulation beyond 100 GHz on the silicon platform”

Polariton Technologies has its headquarters in Zürich. Polariton Technologies – The world’s fastest and smallest electro-optic modulators

Philipp Dietrich, Vanguard Automation GmbH: “3D-Nanoprinting of Freeform Lenses and Photonic Wirebonds: From lab to Fab”

The company offers machines and processes for 3D nano-printing in the field of photonic integration and packaging. Company’s solutions cover the full range from small-scale prototyping to fully automated mass production. The technology has been researched at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) for almost one decade. Vanguard Automation GmbH was founded in 2017 as a joint venture of Vanguard Photonics GmbH and ficonTEC Service GmbH.

Jyrki Huttunen, Oplatek: “Molded glass optics manufacturing in high volumes

Oplatek is the leading North-European solution provider in the field of photonics with over 30 years of experience. Oplatek is specialized in manufacturing specialty optical fibers and capillaries, molded glass components, thin film coatings, precision mechanics, and optical assemblies for various industries. By combining fields of expertise, Oplatek can offer customers a full chain of service from design to serial production.

Dr. Olli Herranen, Millog: “Aspherical lens production and MRF technology”

Millog is a strategic partner of the Finnish Defence Forces and provides defense materiel life-cycle support to the Finnish Army. This includes maintenance and material services for platforms and systems related to non-armored and armored vehicles, electronic systems, as well as modifications and installations for all systems. Millog participates in the Finnish Army’s materiel projects, based on the company’s expertise in land forces.

Dr. Stefan Krey, Trioptics: “High precision optical system assembly and qualification”

Optical systems have changed the world. And they will continue to do so. TRIOPTICS is significantly involved in this process. Trioptics has the largest spectrum of optical measurement technology and supply test systems for R&D and Production for every manufacturing step in optics: From a system for refractive index measurement, via various lens test systems with an autocollimator as measurement head, up to MTF test systems and camera module testers, they can supply the appropriate optical measurement system for every process step.

Timo Id, Nextrom: “Manufacturing technologies of optical fibers”

Nextrom is the leading global supplier of production technologies for optical fibers and fiber optic cables. Nextrom’s core competencies include solutions for optical glass making, fiber drawing, fiber coating, ribbon making, proof testing, and fiber optic cable production. From first contact onwards, Nextrom provides customized high-quality solutions and personal support to ensure total customer satisfaction. Nextrom is a business unit of Rosendahl Nextrom GmbH.

Dr. Lars Rymell, Eclipse Optics: “Engineering Light – Some industrial applications of optics and photonics

Eclipse Optics work with companies to create specialized solutions in optics and photonics that increase value and cut cost.

Konstantinas Zakalskis, Ekspla: “From idea to product: how feasible become implementable

EKSPLA is a manufacturer of solid state lasers, laser systems and optoelectronics for basic research and industrial applications. Employing 30 years of experience and close partnership with the scientific community, EKSPLA is focused on high-performance advanced solutions.

Snorre Olsen, VIGO: “Photonics applications of VIGO products”

VIGO System S.A. is a world-leading manufacturer of uncooled infrared photon detectors. In the 1980’s, a team led by Professor Józef Piotrowski, Ph.D., developed at the Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland a special technique for manufacturing detectors operating without cryocooling, which was subsequently implemented at the Company.

Juha Aimo, Development Mgr, Tasowheel Systems: “Optomechanical challenges in an optical application

Tasowheel Systems designs and produces solutions for CD profiling, as well as components, spare parts, and maintenance services for paper and board processes. Over 200,000 Tasowheel actuators and dilution valves are operating in paper production processes worldwide. Tasowheel Systems operates in innovative industries where exceptionally precise and silent transmission and motion are needed. In health technology, Tasowheel Systems develops first-class applications that benefit healthcare services, including devices for optical measurement and x-ray imaging.[:]

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