Freeform surfaces are gaining increasing importance in modern optical systems, with a high degree of design freedom with unique possibilities to combine different optical functions. The implementation of freeform optical surfaces enhances the performance in an optical system and offers miniaturized and more compact optics. Dependent on the application, one or more surfaces can be shaped as freeform surfaces which result in strong challenges over the entire value chain. Designs, materials, processes, and characterization methods need to be well aligned. 

This Phabulous workshop brings together international companies and worldwide technology experts and provides an overview about the newest developments in the field. We will discuss them in a networking atmosphere through two main focus on AR/VR and automotive market, (click here to go to the Automotive applications session). This workshop will be organized on two mornings, after each morning, a networking session is organized to allow on-demand exchanges towards future collaborations and flourishing of new research and business opportunities among the participants.

During these two days, we will explore new trends in design and fabrication and the latest advances. Topics include the technology offered by PHABULOuS, the European Pilot Line for the manufacturing of free-form micro-optical components, as well as the challenges of UV replication technologies (wafer-scale, roll-to-plate R2P, and roll-to-roll R2R). We will hear from industrial partners with specific applications and expertise and will show their challenges, demands and offer a user perspective on the current and future practice of free-form micro-optic production in their specific field. Examples and demonstrators will include light management films and diffusers, holographic and diffractive optics, waveguides, meta lenses, antifogging and antiwetting optical films and other technologies.

The 24 May from 9 to 12h, we focus on the use of free form optics for AR/VR applications. Freeform optics, mixed with other new technologies, continue to push the frontier of head-worn displays for virtual reality and augmented reality, and deliver systems with high optical performance, better user experience, and low production cost. With our speakers and participants from the academic to the industrial world, we will bring the discussion to another level.

Bharath Rajagopalan, Director Strategic market Development at STMicroelectronics

Jan Mathijs Ter Meulen,  Co-founder at Morphotonics (download presentation)

Ruben Mohedano, Project Manager and Business Development at LIMBAK (download presentation)

Guillaume Tison, Optical Engineer at Imagine Optic (download presentation)

Jörg Reitterer, CTO at TriLite Technologies (download presentation)

Session 2 Applications in AR/VR markets
Jukka Perento, VP Operations at Inkron Limited (download presentation)

Xavier Bonjour, Marketing & Partnerships Director at Microoled (download presentation)

Jessica Van Heck, Managing Director at PHABULOuS Association (download presentation)

Moderated by Jérémy Picot-Clemente, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC

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Alp Eren Aydin, Research Assistant at Tampere University (Finland)

Arthur Rabner, CTO at Hypervision LTD (Israel)

Bo Chen, Senior Optical Designer at Huawei (Germany)

Damian Gardiner, Founder & Director at Optomel Ltd (UK)

Erhan Ercan, Head of Global Business Development at Morphotonics (The Netherlands)

Fernando Muñoz, Expert Researcher Optics at Huawei (Germany)

Henning Katte, CEO at ilis gmbh (Germany)

Ishwor Koirala, Postdoc at KTH (Sweden)

James Field, Vice President at NanoVox/Vadient Optics (USA)

Jukka Perento, VP Operations at Inkron (Finland)

Laureline Seurre, Development Engineer at Morphotonics (The Netherlands)

Marc Hubner, Global Project Sales Manager at Auer Lighting GmbH (Germany)

Marcel Sieler, CEO at GLOWWING GmbH Co. KG (Germany)

Mariana Ballottin, Development Engineer at Morphotonics (The Netherlands)

Maryvonne Chalony, Application engineer manager at Synopsys (France)

Murat Deveci, Senior Technical Account Manager at OptoFidelity (USA)

Naoya Hayashi, Research Fellow at Dai Nippon Printing (Japan)

Osman Akin, R&D at  Optogon Studio (Turkey)

Paul Blair, Head of Technology at PowerPhotonic (UK)

Rayhane Ghane, R&D Engineer at ficonTEC (Germany)

Rudi Ablinger, Business Development at Sony DADC (Austria)

Stefano Prandoni, Sales Director at Bandwidth10 (USA)

SuleymanTurgut, Chief Revenue Officer at Luminit (USA)

Ulf Geyer, Optical Engineer at Auer Lighting (Germany)

Ville Nissinen, Chemist at Nanocomp Oy (Finland)