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Acal BFi is a European leader in advanced technology solutions, providing marketing, engineering, design, manufacturing and custom services and the only such provider with an infrastructure to deliver a broad complementary range of specialist products and bespoke solutions across Europe. Acal BFi Photonics business unit is one of the eight technology business units in the company and operates across Europe including the UK, Germany, France, Benelux, Italy, Spain and the Nordic region. It supplies a range of products that address the Photonics market including: lasers & laser diode modules, scanning technologies and marking heads, optical components & filters, spectrometers and spectrophotometers/colorimeters, laser beam diagnostic and detection modules. Acal BFi Photonics has the capability to supply stand alone units as well as OEM components or sub-modules to meet specific customer needs. Proof of concept & demonstrations, training, installations, repair and calibrations are also part of the custom services Acal BFi offers. www.acalbfi.com
Acreo Swedish ICT provides cutting edge resources and technologies within Sensors and Actuators, Power Electronics, Digital Communication and Life Science. Expertise areas include fiber optics, nanoelectronics, broadband technologies, printed electronics and sensor systems. Acreo Swedish ICT has 145 employees in Kista, Gothenburg, Norrköping and Hudiksvall. Acreo is a part of Swedish ICT. www.acreo.se
Funded Research Projects Experience .
ALPHA: Architectures for fLexible Photonics Home and Access networks
COSYNET: Coherent optical transmission systems and their impact on 100G network design
ALPHA: Architectures for fLexible Photonic Home and Access networks
Advanced-Vacuum develops cost-effective, custom vacuum solutions, including reliable plasma etch and deposition systems. The space industry relies on the company’s expertise for high-performance, thermal/vacuum environmental test chambers. Advanced Vacuum’s trusted platforms meet specialized needs for critical R&D, prototyping, and low-volume production in diverse fields, from semiconductors and materials science to component testing and failure/yield analysis. In 2011, Plasma-Therm acquired Advanced Vacuum, which was founded in Sweden in 1993. www.advanced-vacuum.com
Aifotec offers significant and industry-proven experience in a variety of Photonic Development Services and Photonic Manufacturing Services as used in today’s CMOS photonics applications. Aifotec’s Hybrid Integration Technology experience allows packaging solutions across leading-edge process benches such as glass, ceramic, polymer and silicon, using either laser bonding, as well as different gluing technologies. In addition to this know-how Aifotec provides the equipment for the handling as well as packaging of material from single-die attachment, flip-chip on 6 to 8 inch wafers and pigtailed optical subassemblies. www.aifotec.com
Funded Research Projects Experience .
Plat4M: Photonic Libraries And Technology for Manufacturing
PHASTFlex: Photonic Hybrid Assembly Through Flexible Waveguides
AIM INFRAROT-MODULE develops, manufactures and sells premium infrared detectors and thermal sights as well as Stirling cooling engines required for the operation of detectors at cryogenic temperatures. The high-tech company combines all necessary core competencies such as electronic engineering, microelectronics, semiconductor technology including crystal growth, optics and precision engineering under one roof. AIM not only manufactures standard products but also offers customer specific solutions and belongs to a small elite of manufacturers in these technologies worldwide. AIM products are in service with the German Bundeswehr and different NATO-countries. They are also utilised in research, industrial processes, safety & security technologies and environmental protection. Space applications constitute a new important segment. www.aim-ir.com
AIXaTECH is a volume manufacturer of single crystal AlN templates. The templates serve as starting layers for subsequent growth of GaN-based layers. Compared to the conventional manufacture via MOCDV, AIXaTECH’s templates allow an increased throughput and higher yield for customers active in the LED business. For customers reaching out for the next generation of power electronic devices the advantages lie in the retention of the silicon characteristics and the excellent price-performance ratio. Due to AIXaTECH’s patent portfolio the customers have the utmost design freedom without paying license fees to competitors. A future activity of AIXaTECH is the manufacture of single-crystal InGaN layers with high In-content to increase the efficiency of Si tandem solar cells by a double digit percentage. AIXaTECH was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of RWTH Aachen and is located in Baesweiler, Germany. www.aixatech.com
AIXTRON is a provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The company's technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound, silicon, or organic semiconductor materials, as well as polymers, carbon nanotubes, graphene and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in solid state lighting, fiber optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signalling and lighting, flat panel display applications, energy harvesting and storage as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies. www.aixtron.com
Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering Ltd (AFE) designs and manufactures fibreoptic solutions to meet specific customer requirements. We specialise in high performance products and can supply prototypes through to high volume. We package a wide range of active components including laser diodes, photodiodes, LEDs, avalanche photodiodes and can provide receptacles, fibre pigtailed components together with bidirectional modules, laser combiners etc. We also have assembly capabilities combining 3D design tools, electronics design, fibre splicing, fibre termination, environmental testing and our own mechanical workshop. We supply market leaders in instrumentation, telecommunications and sensors. We are actively seeking new markets where we can further develop our technology. www.afe-uk.com
Alpes Lasers is a one stop shop for laser sources in the mid-infrared, it is component manufacturer providing Quantum Cascade Lasers to integrators of chemical detection systems applied to markets as diverse as combustion monitoring, industrial security or medical diagnostic. The devices operate CW at room temperature with mW to W range powers single- or multi-mode and emit up to 3 to 23 microns. The company concentrates on design and quality assurance thanks to its fabless operation. www.alpeslasers.ch
Altechna is a supplier of laser related products and solutions, specializing in the following key activity fields:
* Laser related components.
* Distribution of well-known photonics industry brands in local markets.
* R&D solutions in laser optics.
* Manufacturing of laser related components.
* Quality assurance and measurements to guarantee the highest quality.
AMS Technologies is a leading solution provider and distributor of high-tech, leading-edge components, systems and equipment, with almost 30 years of experience to date and currently serving more than 1000 European customers. Optical Technologies is our key competency field with the broadest and most widely varying product offering, ranging from optical components and systems for the most differing of applications, over cameras for machine vision and on to capital equipment for fiber optic applications. Coupled with our Thermal Management Engineering team focusing on Photonics cooling and temperature stabilization and our Power Technologies focus on Laser Drivers, TEC controllers and Power Supplies we enable and create custom Photonics Solutions. www.amstechnologies.com
Andor Technology, incorporating Bitplane, is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions, microscopy systems and 3D visualisation and analysis software for research and OEM markets. Andor’s low Light camera technologies include CCD, Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD), Scientific CMOS (sCMOS), Intensified CCD (ICCD) and X-ray detectors. Andor’s markets and applications include Raman spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), LIDAR, single molecule detection, astronomy, cell microscopy, cancer detection, drug screening, in vivo imaging, medical imaging, clinical diagnostics, point of care, ophthalmology, forensics, gene sequencing, hyperspectral imaging and security/defence. www.andor.com
Advanced Packaging Center (APC) is established to take advantage of the emerging IC packaging market by offering turnkey solutions. APC is a provider of turnkey IC/device packaging, qualification and testing services for the semiconductor and sensor industry. APC will enable customers to reduce time to market with advanced packaging solutions for their new MEMS and Sensor products by taking integral project responsibility for customer packaging projects. APC can assist customers to transfer from proto-typing to mass production for MEMS, Sensors and advanced IC packaging. APC is active in the realization of optical package solutions for example for the automotive industry and participating in European projects SafeSens and 3DFF. www.APCenter.nl
Aledia is a developer of LEDs based on disruptive microwire GaN-on-Silicon technology, it manufactures LEDs on 8-inch (200mm) silicon wafers. The cost of Aledia’s LED 3D chips based on microwires is expected to be four times less than traditional planar (2D) LEDs. Aledia solves the important cost issue in the very large and growing LED market. The Aledia LED technology, made on large-size silicon wafers and with very low materials cost, represents a cost-disruptive solution. The technology is compatible with silicon CMOS technology and will be manufactured directly in existing high-volume silicon foundries. www.aledia.com
Alpha Route des Lasers,the Route des Lasers™ competitiveness cluster is governed by the ALPhA (Aquitaine Lasers, Photonique & Applications) association. It brings together the region’s players in research / industry / technology transfer / training in optics and lasers / dedicated industrial parks / international partnering business convention (Invest in photonics), to jointly conduct actions that structure and stimulate the sector.
ALPhA works to:
Assist with innovative projects in industrial R&D, collaborative or pivotal projects, the implementation of selection and approval mechanisms, orientation towards specific financing programs at the regional, national and European level, capitalization of project results in research, industry and services
Conducting actions and representing local authorities
Implementation of the cluster’s growth and attractiveness policy
Partnerships with other competitiveness clusters
ALPhANOV is the Optics and Lasers technological center of the French Route des Lasers™ competitiveness cluster. Supported by the Aquitaine Region, it operates as a private, non-profit organization specialized in technology transfer in close collaboration with CEA/CESTA, CNRS, and the Bordeaux universities. ALPhANOV provides the technical resources and expertise required to fulfil the R&D challenge of innovative project in collaboration with SMEs and laboratories. Located in the Bordeaux area, ALPhANOV employs about 30 highly skilled Researchers, Engineers and Technicians. Its 700-m² facility hosts several dedicated technology platforms, specific laser and metrology systems available for projects in every field of optics and lasers. ALPhANOV conducts scientific research in photonic technology in collaboration with academic laboratories from the Bordeaux University. The Center’s expertise encompasses laser processing and micromachining, laser sources and optical fiber components, optical systems development and imaging. ALPHANOV is also currently involved in about ten laser technology-oriented national and European projects. www.alphanov.com
ALTER TECHNOLOGY is a quality driven company providing procurement, engineering and test services for E.E.E. (Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical) components and electronic systems, within the space and harsh environment markets, where failure is not an option. ALTER TECHNOLOGY works in many markets including, but not limited to, Aerospace, Security, Transport, Emergency Services, Health & Safety and Automotive. www.altertechnology.com
AMO is a research service provider for nanofabrication with focused research & development, prototyping and contract manufacturing. AMO offers the entire infrastructure required for nanofabrication for semiconductor based applications and related technologies. AMO competences are nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and biotechnology. Within many technical fields the employment of nanotechnology is enabling crucial improvements in product properties: Microelectronics is migrating to nanoelectronics and is creating largest storage densities and processor power – in the long term up to quantum devices. Thanks to new nanomaterials and manufacturing methods, integrated optics is developing into nanophotonics with the prospect of fast ”on chip“ optical data processing and the reduction of manufacturing costs. Nanostructures can now be manufactured in the size of biomolecules, thereby opening the possibility of highly exact analytical methods and the coupling of electronics with the biological world. The key to enter the nanocosm is the production technology for smallest structures. AMO’s tools are electrons, photons and economical printing processes (nanoimprint). www.amo.de
Funded Research Projects Experience .
PhoxTrot: Photonics for High-Performance, Low-Cost and Low-Energy Data Centers and High Performance Computing Systems: Terabit/s Optical Interconnect Technologies for On-Board, Board-to-Board and Rack-to-Rack data links
Amplitude Systemes develops and manufactures diode-pumped ultrafast solid-state lasers for scientific and industrial applications. Amplitude Systemes, together with its sister company Amplitude Technologies, is the only company which offers all ultrafast laser technologies available today, from industrial fiber lasers to high energy Petawatt class Ti:Sapphire lasers. Industrial application include: Analytical chemistry, Lab-on-chip, Ophthalmology, Medical devices, Micro-machining, Internal engraving. Scientific applications include: Cellular imaging, Pump-probe, Nano-surgery, Analytical chemistry, Lab-on-chip, Free Electron Lasers. www.amplitude-systemes.com
Funded Research Projects Experience .
Amplitude Systèmes has been involved, either as partner or coordinator, in several European projects related to the development and applications of ultrafast lasers.
art photonics GmbH was founded in Adlershof in 1998 to develop and produce specialty fibers, fiber probes, laser cables and bundles for very broad spectral range from UV to Mid IR. While FlexiRay® fiber cables and bundles are focused on applications in laser technologies and medicine, the other product line FlexiSpec® provides the best fiber solutions for process-spectroscopy in biotechnologies, in chemical, petrochemical, pharma and food industries. FlexiSpec® fiber probes enable biomedical tissue diagnostics in-vivo and can be used for environment pollution monitoring in a field. www.artphotonics.com
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering(ASE) is the world largest provider of package assembly and test services for the semiconductor industry. ASE has a wide package portfolio including leadframe, laminate, wirebond, flip chip and wafer level technologies. ASE Europe serves the company's European customer base with focus on industrial, automotive, communications, and MEMS and sensors markets. The applications include optical sensors, lighting and optical communications segments which are expected to grow in the coming years. www.aseglobal.com
ASE Optics Europe provides optical engineering talent for world-class optical systems. Do you need help with a challenging optical applications? We create applied engineering solutions for a wide range of applications. Based in Barcelona, our team has the expertise to tackle the most complex of challenges. As an RPO Company, ASE Optics Europe helps customers move from lens and assembly design to prototype to full production if needed. Rochester Precision Optics offers expanded access to technology, facilities and testing to speed our customers’ time to market. www.aseoptics.eu
Funded Research Projects Experience .
FaBiMed: Fabrication and Functionalization of BioMedical Microdevices
In general ASE Optics would be interested in participating in projects where optical imaging and/or non-contact metrology are an important part of the project. This has many applications in Medical and in Industry and Security.
asphericon is among the technological leaders in asphere manufacture. The basis for manufacture is a patented technology to control CNC grinding and polishing machines. Small runs right through to large series can be manufactured with high precision. asphericon assists its customers from the initial optic design, via manufacturing, coating, full-surface interferometric measuring, through to the assembly of optical modules and their optical characterization. www.asphericon.com
The Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. The School is home to a number of major national facilities such as Australia's largest accelerator and the H1-NF National Stellarator Facility. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence. A testament to the Schools success is its involvement in four ARC Centres of Excellence and its hosting of three Australian research networks. The Research School of Physics and Engineering interacts and collaborates with are geographic areas such as Jena in Germany, Finland, France (including in plasma physics with ITER fusion), ESA, etc. www.anu.edu.au