Date: 21 June 2023, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST


Free-form micro-optics are miniature optical components that are designed to manipulate light in a highly specific manner. They are an essential component of many consumer electronics devices, including smartphones, tablets, televisions, and virtual and augmented reality headsets. This online workshop will focus on the role of free-form micro-optics in the consumer electronics market.

The discussion concentrates on the design, fabrication, and versatile applications of tailored free-form micro-optics solutions in consumer electronics. It covers the varied techniques like lithography, injection molding, and laser ablation used in the creation process and introduces various materials, such as polymers, glass, and metals. The crucial role of computer-aided design (CAD) and simulation software in optimizing these micro-optics is emphasized. The conversation then extends to the myriad applications of free-form micro-optics, including display technology, illumination, and sensing. Current developments, future trends, and how these micro-optics can enhance the performance and capabilities of consumer electronics devices are also explored.

The goal of the workshop is to provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of how the PHABULOuS European Pilot Line can support the development of companies in the consumer electronics field, as well as current developments and future directions of free-form micro-optics in consumer electronics technologies. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations.


15:00 – 15:05 Welcoming words – Jeremy Picot Clemente, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC European Photonics Industry Consortium (France/Europe)

15:05 – 15:20 Large Area Nanoimprinting for Free-Form Micro-Optics Applications – Mariana Ballotin, Development Engineer at Morphotonics (The Netherlands)

15:20 – 15:35 UV-Roll-to-Roll Manufactured Free-Form Micro-Optics for Displays – Samuli Siitonen, CTO at Nanocomp (Finland)

15:35 – 15:50 Metrology of Mass-Produced Micro-Optics: a Short Review of Different Use Cases – Rafael Porcar, Scientific Coordinator at Imagine Optic (France)

15:50 – 16:05 µ-optics for Communication to Consumer Electronics – Myun-Sik Kim, Principal Strategic Business Development at Axetris (Switzerland)

16:05 – 16:20 Commercialization of Femtosecond 3D Printed Complex Micro-Optics  – Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

16:20 – 16:50 Microlens Arrays for Enhanced Sensitivity in Photon Detection –  Andreas Voelker, Research and Business Development Photonics at CSEM (Switzerland)

16:50 – 17:05 Driving Innovation in Consumer Electronics through Simulation – Sanjay Gangadhara, Senior Program Director, Optics at Ansys (USA)

17:05 – 17:10 Closing words – Jeremy Picot Clemente, Photonics Technology Manager at EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium (France/Europe)

You can register for the event here –