Opto­Net Work­shop · Ultra Pre­cis­ion Manu­fac­tu­ring of Asphe­res and Freeforms

2022 Sep 14 Mi

bis 15. Sep­tem­ber 2022 | ganztägig


It’s time to meet again: In Sep­tem­ber 2022, there will finally be ano­ther work­shop ›Ultra Pre­cis­ion Manu­fac­tu­ring of Asphe­res and Free­forms‹. Meet the com­mu­nity, get into the latest tech­no­lo­gies and deve­lo­p­ments and cele­brate an anni­ver­sary: Fraun­ho­fer IOF and Opto­Net e.V. are proud to announce the 10th edi­tion of the inter­na­tio­nal work­shop in Jena.
This year we focus on Sci­en­ti­fic Free­form Optics Pro­jects, Manu­fac­tu­ring Tech­no­lo­gies, Free­form Sys­tems & Appli­ca­ti­ons, and Cha­rac­te­riza­tion of Free­form Sur­faces.

We are loo­king for­ward to see­ing fami­liar and new col­le­agues again, to exci­ting lec­tures and inte­res­t­ing exhibitors.


Wed­nes­day, Sep­tem­ber 14

11:30 Registration & Wel­come snack

12:00 Wel­co­ming & Retrospect
Anke Sieg­meier › Opto­Net, Germany

Gra­ting Tech­no­logy for Space Instru­ments at IOF: Sta­tus and Prospects
Uwe Zeit­ner › Fraun­ho­fer IOF, Germany

13:00 Part I · Sci­en­ti­fic Free­form Optics Projects

Rese­arch high­lights from CeFO, the Cen­ter for Free­form Optics
Tom Sule­ski › UNC Char­lotte Cen­ter for Free­form Optics, USA

Free your mind – Form your optics: The fo+ Alli­ance
Sven Kiontke › aspher­icon GmbH, Germany

The new era for free-form micro-optics: story of a uni­que pilot line
Jes­sica van Heck › PHA­BU­LOuS Pilot Line Asso­cia­tion, Switzerland

14:30 Exhibi­tion & Cof­fee Break

15:00 Part II · Manu­fac­tu­ring Technologies

Ultra pre­cis­ion poli­shing asphere and free­form optics by robot ccp
Xue­jun Zhang › Chang­chun Insti­tute of Optics (CIOMP), China

Manu­fac­tu­ring bla­zed metal­lic free­form gra­tings with com­mer­cial machines
Cyril Bour­ge­not, Chris­to­pher Gra­ham, John Gir­kin › Pre­cis­ion Optics Labo­ra­tory, Uni­ver­sity of Dur­ham, UK

Manu­fac­tu­ring of Func­tional Sur­faces by Dia­mond Machining
Lars Schö­ne­mann, Olt­mann Rie­mer › Leib­niz-IWT, Germany

Enab­ling New Mate­ri­als in Ultra Pre­cis­ion Machi­ning Through Ultra­so­nic Assistance
Ben­ja­min Bulla › son‑x, Germany

Form Error Com­pen­sa­tion of Free­form Sur­faces Machi­ned by Dia­mond Turning
Chris­to­pher Mor­gan › Moore Nano­tech­no­logy Sys­tems, USA

Free­form Optics Fabri­ca­tion with Atmo­sphe­ric Plasmajets
Hen­drik Paet­zelt › Tri­onplas Tech­no­lo­gies GmbH, Germany

17:00  Exhi­bi­tion & Cof­fee Break

19:00 Evening event

address:  Volks­bad// Kne­bel­straße 10 // Jena.
Andreas Tün­ner­mann › Fraun­ho­fer IOF, Germany


The evening event is kindly sup­ported by ZEISS and Qioptiq.


Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 15

8:00 Registration

8:30 Part III · Free­form Sys­tems and Applications

Using Asphe­ri­cal Optics: SENTINEL‑4 A Geo­sta­tio­nary Ima­ging UVN Spec­tro­me­ter for Air Qua­lity Monitoring
Gior­gio Bag­nasco › ESA/ESTEC  Noor­dwijk, Netherlands

Satel­lite-based Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Appli­ca­ti­ons of High-Per­for­mance Opti­cal Systems
Fabian Stein­lech­ner › Fraun­ho­fer IOF, Germany

The Hyper­spec­tral Ima­ging Spec­tro­me­ter DESIS on board of the Inter­na­tio­nal Space Station
Ingo Wal­ter › DLR, Insti­tute of Opti­cal Sen­sor Sys­tems, Germany

Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring of Metal Opti­cal Sys­tems for Space
Nils Heid­ler, Enrico Hil­pert › Fraun­ho­fer IOF, Germany

High pro­duc­tive machi­ning of large scale free form mirrors
Chris­tian Wen­zel › Inno­lite, Germany

10:25 Exhi­bi­tion & Cof­fee Break

11:00 Part IV · Cha­rac­te­riza­tion of Free­form Surfaces

Advan­ces in MRF and SSI Tech­no­lo­gies enable new Free­form Manu­fac­tu­ring Capabilities
Jean Pierre Lor­meau › QED Tech­no­lo­gies, USA

Inline Metro­logy of Free­form Surfaces
Ruth Mackey, David Mackey › mBryo­nics, Ireland

Fast and Accu­rate Mea­su­re­ment Solu­tion for Asphe­ri­cal and Free­form Optics
Rens Hen­sel­mans › Dutch United Instru­ments, Netherlands

Data Pro­ces­sing for Free­form Pro­duc­tion and Metrology
Andreas Beut­ler › Mahr, Germany

Light scat­te­ring based rough­ness and defect cha­rac­te­riza­tion of free­form surface
Chris­tian Müh­lig › Fraun­ho­fer IOF, Germany

13:00 Closure
Anke Sieg­meier › Opto­Net, Germany

13:15 Exhi­bi­tion & Snack buffet


We cele­brate the 10th anni­ver­sary of the work­shop. All par­ti­ci­pants, col­le­agues and com­pa­n­ions are invi­ted to the anni­ver­sary cerem­ony in a ›refres­hing‹ loca­tion. Be curious.


Take the chance and pre­sent your latest tech­no­lo­gies to the work­shop audi­ence. The exhi­bi­tion will be held in the lobby, right next to the dining area and the ent­rance to the auditorium.
The exhi­bi­tion is fully booked!

Exhi­bi­tors 2022: AMETEK GmbH BU Pre­ci­tech ⋅ AMETEK GmbH BU Tay­lor Hob­son ⋅ Büh­ler Alzenau GmbH ⋅ DUTCH UNITED INSTRUMENTS · Mahr GmbH · micro resist tech­no­logy GmbH · Moore Nano­tech­no­logy Sys­tems ⋅ RSP Tech­no­logy · SCHNEIDER GmbH & Co. KG · son‑x GmbH · Tri­onplas Tech­no­lo­gies GmbH

PAYMENT & Can­cel­la­tion Policy

After your regis­tra­tion you will receive a bin­ding con­fir­ma­tion of par­ti­ci­pa­tion by email. If you have spe­cial requi­re­ments for your accoun­ting (e.g. order num­bers or adres­ses), please send us an email within the next 5 days. For any ques­tion don’t hesi­tate to cont­act us.

Please let us know about can­cel­la­ti­ons asap. Regis­tra­tion fees will not be refun­ded after August 20, 2022.


The work­shop takes place at the Abbe-Zen­trum Beu­ten­berg. It was ope­ned in Janu­ary 2006 and pro­vi­des the sci­ence and inno­va­tion cam­pus on Jena’s Beu­ten­berg with a new cen­tral focus. This cen­tral buil­ding hou­ses the com­mu­nal faci­li­ties used by all the insti­tu­tes based on the Beu­ten­berg Cam­pus. It can com­for­ta­bly accom­mo­date up to 200 peo­ple. Here you can check out the Cam­pus Map.

How to reach the Beu­ten­berg Campus:

  • By public trans­port: From the city cen­ter, choose eit­her of the bus lines 10, 11, 12, 13 to reach the Beu­ten­berg campus.
  • By car: It is not recom­men­ded to approach the Beu­ten­berg cam­pus by car due to the lack of public par­king lots. Howe­ver, if you wish to arrive by car, use »Hans-Knöll-Str. 1« as major input for your navigation.

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Fore­casts are dif­fi­cult at the cur­rent time, but we are con­fi­dently plan­ning a face-to-face event. Please under­stand if we have to adjust the con­di­ti­ons of par­ti­ci­pa­tion to the gene­ral pan­de­mic situa­tion, even at short notice.


Hot spot for Pho­to­nics: Jena, the Euro­pean capi­tal of opti­cal tech­no­lo­gies. The Beu­ten­berg Cam­pus is home to num­e­rous insti­tu­tes, com­pa­nys and labo­ra­to­ries – con­nec­ted to optics and pre­cis­ion engineering.






Sep­tem­ber 2018: Prof. Andreas Tün­ner­mann opens the last work­shop in Jena. After a forced break in 2020 it is now time for the anni­ver­sary event.







Guest from Roches­ter: Jan­nick Rolland, Uni­ver­sity of Roches­ter and Cen­ter for Free­form Optics, speaks to the nearly 200 guests.








Expertenaustausch OptoNet-Workshop

→ Time for exhi­bi­tion and net­wor­king: Guests app­re­ciate the balan­ced mix of tech­ni­cal pre­sen­ta­ti­ons, exhi­bi­tion and networking.










Abbe Zen­trum Beutenberg
Hans-Knöll-Str. 1
07745 Jena

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Opto­Net e.V.
Nora Kirs­ten

03641 327 92 90

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