Opto­Net Work­shop · Ultra Pre­cision Manu­fac­tu­ring of Asphe­res and Freeforms

2022 Sep 14 Wed

until Sep­tem­ber, 15 2022 | all-day


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 & Protagonists
Andreas Tün­ner­mann › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF, Germany
Anke Sieg­meier › Opto­Net e.V., Germany

Asphe­res, Free­forms and Gra­tings – Manu­fac­tu­ring and Measurement
Uwe Zeit­ner › Fraun­ho­fer IOF

13:00 Part I · Sci­en­ti­fic Free­form Optics Projects

Rese­arch high­lights from CeFO, the Cen­ter for Free­form Optics
Tho­mas J. 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 › Changchn 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
Olt­mann Rie­mer, Lars Schö­ne­mann › Leib­niz-Insti­tut für Werk­stoff­ori­en­tierte Tech­no­lo­gien IWT, Germany

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

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

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

17:30  Exhi­bi­tion & Cof­fee Break

19:30 Evening event
Andreas Tün­ner­mann › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF, Germany
Key­note address: Jeff Roblee › AMETEK Pre­ci­tech Inc., USA


The 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, The Netherlands

Satel­lite-based Quan­tum Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: App­li­ca­ti­ons of High-Per­for­mance Opti­cal Systems
Fabian Stein­lech­ner › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF, Germany

The Hyper­spec­tral Ima­ging Spec­tro­me­ter DESIS on board of the Inter­na­tio­nal Space Station
Ingo Wal­ter › Deut­sches Zen­trum für Luft- und Raum­fahrt e.V. (DLR), Insti­tut für Opti­sche Sen­sor­sys­teme, Germany

Addi­tive Manu­fac­tu­ring of Metal Opti­cal Sys­tems for Space
Nils Heid­ler, Enrico Hil­pert › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF, Germany

10:15 Exhi­bi­tion & Cof­fee Break

10:50 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 Ltd, Ireland

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

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

Light scat­te­ring based rough­ness and defect cha­rac­te­riz­a­tion of free­form surface
Chris­tian Müh­lig › Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Ange­wandte Optik und Fein­me­cha­nik IOF, Germany

13:00 Closure
Anke Sieg­meier › Opto­Net e.V., Germany

13:15 Exhi­bi­tion & Snack buffet


We cele­brate the 10th anni­ver­s­ary of the work­shop. All par­ti­ci­pants, col­leagues and com­pa­n­ions are invi­ted to an 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 · 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 asap about can­cel­la­ti­ons. 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 advi­s­able to approach the Beu­ten­berg cam­pus by car due to the lack of public par­king lots at the cam­pus. Howe­ver, if you wish to arrive by car, use »Hans-Knöll-Str. 1« as major input for your GPS system.

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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.








Event Type


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

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Opto­Net e.V.
Nora Kirs­ten

03641 327 92 90

Book this Event

Ticket-Typ Preis Plätze
Ticket | regular 550.00 €
Ticket | Mem­bers­hip
For mem­bers of Opto­Net and the Opt­ec­Net part­ner networks
390.00 €
Ticket | Stu­dent
For under­gra­duate stu­dents from FSU Jena and Ernst Abbe University
49.00 €