Applied Industrial Optics (AIO)

Applied Industrial Optics (AIO)

25 - 28 July 2016
Kongresshaus Stadthalle Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Advances in optical technologies and their use in commercial applications

Recent advances in applied optics have resulted in technological breakthroughs with significant commercial implications. The environmental, defense, oil & gas, food & beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical industries are just a few of the sectors that are consistently pushing the boundaries in applied industrial optics (AIO). At AIO, researchers with experience in overcoming the challenges of deploying and commercializing new technology meet research groups striving to get their technology out of the lab. In addition to traditional presentations, AIO hosts panel sessions aimed at fostering dialog and new collaborations amongst attendees. Topic categories include:  instrumentation, metrology, imaging systems, applied spectroscopy, wearable devices, clinical diagnostics, harsh environment systems and emerging laser, fiber, and photonic technologies.
Selected Topics:

  • LED/laser lighting
  • Optics and Energy
  • Autonomous/Automated Systems
  • Remote Sensing
  • Non-destructive Evaluation/Non-invasive testing
  • Nano/micro-photonics
  • Biomimetics
  • Smartphone Optics
  • Wearable Technology
Plenary Speakers
Monday, 25 July, 09:00 - 10:30

Chris Dainty, University College London, UK

Keith Nugent, La Trobe University, Australia

Michael Totzeck, Carl Zeiss AG, Germany

Gary Miller
US Naval Research Laboratory
United States

Dominik Rabus

Jess Ford
Weatherford International Ltd
United States

Program Chair
Georg Müller
ABB Corporate Research

Program Chair
Marion O'Farrell

Program Chair
Arlene Smith
Avo Photonics Inc
United States

Program Chair

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Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016 23:59 EDT
Hotel Reservation 24 June 2016
Advanced Registration 27 June 2016 23:59 EDT
Advanced Registration 27 June 2016
Schedule at a glance
Peyman Ahmadi, Nufern, United States, 2 µm Fiber Laser and Amplifier Development , Invited

Egidijus Auksorius, Institut Langevin, France, Internal Fingerprint Imaging with Full-Field Optical Coherence Tomography , Invited

Adrian Beasley, Keeler, Ltd, United Kingdom, Look Into my Eyes , Invited

Christian Bohling, Secopta GmbH, Germany, LIBS for Industrial Applications , Invited

Kort Bremer, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, Optical Waveguide Based Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor System for Smartphones , Invited

Ivan Capraro, Adaptica Srl, Italy, Mobile Integrated Optical Devices for Clinical Eye-care Practice , Invited

Garrett Cole, Crystalline Mirror Solutions LLC, United States, Crystalline Coatings: A New Paradigm in Optical Coating Technology , Invited

Denis Donlagic, Univerza v Mariboru, Slovenia, Micro-photonics Sensors Created Through Micromachining of Optical Fibers , Invited

Norbert Engelberts, Optimal Thermal Solutions BV, Netherlands, Thermal Simulation: a must for optimal product design, Invited

Daniel Föger, Bartenbach GmbH, Austria, Complex Surface Optics applied in modern Illumination Concepts, Invited

Torsten Frosch, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany, Raman Spectroscopic Gas Sensing , Invited

Andrea Giudice, Micro Photon Devices SRL, Italy, Miniaturized Optical Systems for Small Area Single Photon Avalanche Diodes, Invited

Jan Grahmann, Fraunhofer Inst. for Photonic Microsyste, Germany, MOEMS Based Scanning Grating Facilitates Miniaturization and Tuning Speed Enhancement of an EC-QCL Towards a µEC-QCL for Real Time Spectroscopic Sensing , Invited

Abdelmalek Hanafi, BMW Group, Germany, New High-brightness Laser-based White Light Source for Vehicular Lighting Systems (And Other Applications) , Invited

Josh Hogan, Compact Imaging , United States, MRO: Tomographic Imaging for Consumer Applications , Invited

Peter Höjerback, Serstech AB, Sweden, The Future of Chemical Intelligence Systems is Now , Invited

Karl Klett, US Army Research Laboratory, United States, 3-D Digital Holography for Biometric Applications , Invited

Marion Matters-Krammerer, Eindhoven University of Technology, Germany, Optics and Electronics: Co-design and Technology Merging , Invited

Norbert Neumann, Germany, MEMS Tunable Fabry-Pérot Filters for Infrared Microspectrometer Applications , Invited

Stojan Radic, University of California, San Diego, United States, Highly Coherent Tunable Frequency Combs, Invited

Nicole Reader, The Modern Mirror Inc., Canada, Uncovering the Possibilities at the Intersection of Fashion and Optics: Taking an Idea to Market , Invited

Karsten Rebner, Reutlingen University, Germany, Hyperspectral Imaging for Quality Analysis and Control , Invited

Jörg Reitterer, TriLite Technologies GmbH, Austria, Software Beam Combiner for Ultra-compact RGB Laser Light Modules with MEMS Mirrors, Invited

Thilo Sandner, Fraunhofer Inst Photonic Microsystems, Micro Scanning Mirrors an Enabling Technology for Applied Optics , Invited

Michael Schütz, Intego GmbH, Germany, Challenges and Solutions in Transferring Optical Technologies into High-Volume Inline Production Environments , Invited

Hans Zappe, University of Freiburg, Printable Planar Polymer Optics , Invited

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Congress Special Events

Special Events

Welcome Reception Cruise
Date: Monday, 25th July, 2016
Boarding Time: 18:30


Join your colleagues on a cruise along the Neckar River and enjoy a very special view of Heidelberg and its sights, including the Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle as the cruise makes it’s way up and down the River.  The main cruise is Heidelberg to Neckarsteinach and back. The influence of the locks can clearly be seen in these traveling times – the full length cruise is only 10 minutes faster downstream than upstream.  Capacity of the boat: 500 people

Fees: Full Technical - $20.00, Student Technical- $10.00 and Guest -$85.00
RSVP at time of registration is required for a ticket.

OSA 100th Celebration: Light the Future
Date: 26 July 2016
18:30 - 20:00

 OSA100-LTF_(1).jpg OSA100LTF_Izatt_Thumbnail_(1).jpgJoseph Izatt
Duke University, USA

Bernard Kress
Microsoft, USA

You're invited to celebrate OSA’S 100th Anniversary! OSA will be 100 years old in 2016 and we are planning a big celebration to commemorate this historic event. Our focus is on the extraordinary people who have advanced the field. OSA’s Imaging and Applied Optics Light The Future speaker series will feature Joseph Izatt, professor of Biophotonics, Duke University, and OSA Fellow Bernard Kress, Microsoft, USA.

OSA - The Optical Society

Platnum Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


UNSW Canberra

American Elements, global manufacturer of high purity metals, substrates, laser crystals, advanced materials for semiconductors, optoelectronics, & LEDs.


Hamamatsu Photonics
Raytrix GmbH
Sacher Lasertechnik GmbH
ViALUX Messtechnik + Bildvararbeitung GmbH