The Program

The goals of the workshop are as follows:

- Present a broad variety of topics within a short time.

- Open up time for networking and detailed individual discussions.

- Bringing together researchers and development people from institutes
  and industry as well as business people

- More than 50 % of the attendees shall present a paper or a poster



Program of the 3rd WORKshop on Infrared Technologies
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Topics & Invited Speakers

Session 1: Infrared Detectors

  • MIR spectroscopy of skin in vivo with quantum cascade laser excitation and photoacoustic/photothermal detection: A way to noninvasive glucose monitoring,
    Werner Mäntele, Institute of Biophysics, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Interband cascade infrared detectors,
    Antoni Rogalski, Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • Recent developments for mid- and longwave infrared superlattice detectors,
    Frank Rutz, Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, Freiburg, Germany
  • Uncooled Operation of 2.2 µm 256 Element InGaAs Line Sensors,
    Lowell Snyder, Laser Components Detector Group, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, USA
  • IR luminescence diodes as narrowband detectors in the SWIR spectral range,
    Richard Wittig, Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, Koethen, Germany
  • Non-invasive glucose monitoring with mid-IR photothermal deflection spectroscopy enhanced by total internal reflection,
    Otto Hertzberg, Institute of Biophysics, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Monolithic germanium PIN photodiodes coupled to silicon waveguides
    Stefan Lischke, IHP, Leibniz-Institut für innovative Mikroelektronik Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
  • Compact mid-IR sensors based on bi-functional and commutable semiconductor lasers and detectors on the same chip
    Rolf Szedlak, Institute of Solid State Electronics, TU Wien
  • Advances in lithium tantalate based pyroelectric detectors
    Alan Doctor, Laser Components Pyro Group, Inc., Stuart, Florida, USA
  • THz detection with off-the-shelf IR pyroelectric sensors
    Alexander Mlynek, Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Germany
  • Effects of microclimate on the performance of IR semiconductor detectors
    Lowell Snyder, Laser Components Detector Group, Tempe, Arizona, USA

Session 2: Infrared Components

  • Properties and applications of infra red linear variable filters
    Ian Reilly, Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd, Hinckley Leicestershire UK
  • Smart compact IR-source for high performance NDIR-sensors
    Elmar Konrad, Axetris AG, Kaegiswil, Switzerland
  • Effects of microclimate on the performance of pyro detectors
    Justin Jensen, Laser Components Pyro Group, Stuart, Florida, USA
  • New technologies for infrared gas spectroscopy including  MIR up-conversion
    Armin Lambrecht, Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM Freiburg, Germany
  • Molded optics for QCL beam shaping
    Martin Forrer, FISBA AG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Integration of a monolithic freeform optic in an IR camera
    Michael Degel, JENOPTIK Optical Systems GmbH, Jena, Germany
  • Refractive index drift of infrared glasses during rapid cooling
    Rolf Henkel, VITRON Spezialwerkstoffe GmbH, Jena-Maua, Thuringia, Germany
  • Advances in infra red filters using sputter deposition
    Ian Reilly, Vortex Optical Coatings Ltd, Hinckley, Leicestershire UK
  • Powerful IR emitters for compact NDIR gas detectors
    Marco Schossig, Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Encapsulated graphene based infrared emitters
    G.R.Nash, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, Devon, U.K.
  • Mid-IR supercontinuum sources and their spectroscopic applications
    Markus Brandstetter, RECENDT GmbH – Research Center for Non-Destructive Testing, Linz, Austria
  • Passively mode locked Ho:YAG oscillator at 2.1 micron
    K.F. Mak, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany
  • Advances in high performances and low cost QCL technologies
    Antoine Muller, Alpes Laser, St. Blaise, Switzerland

Session 3: Applications

  • Photoacoustic and photothermal investigation of human skin in vivo
    Alexander Bauer, Institute of Biophysics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
  • Hot and cold wheel detection for railway rolling stock through IR detection
    George Jeppesen, Voestalpine SIGNALING Siershahn GmbH, Siershahn, Germany
  • Breath gas diagnostics based on substrate integrated hollow waveguides
    Erhan Tütüncü, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Ulm, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Postdeadline: All-infrared spectrum display from 400 nm to 300 µm
    Fritz Keilmann, LASNIX, Berg, Germany
  • Quantum cascade laser based heterodyne phase sensitive dispersion spectroscopy in the Mid-IR range
    Bernhard Lendl, Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics. Technische Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Fast ONLine/INLine touchless infrared properties prediction of transparent materials
    Heinz Größwang, Phyma Computermesstechnik Spektrometersysteme GmbH, Gaaden, Austria
  • NIR moisture in powder process sensor app
    Klaus Schürmann, LabCognition, Analytical Software GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, Germany
  • Latest progress of molecular spectroscopy in natural product analysis
    Christian W. Huck, Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, CCB – Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Leopold-Franzens University  Innsbruck, Austria
  • Roadside monitoring of automobile exhaust gas emission using tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
    T.K. Subramaniam, Department of Science and Humanities (Physics), Sri Sairam Engineering College,
    Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
  • FLAIR 2016: Highlights and trends
    Francesco D’Amato, CNR-INO, Firenze, Italy
  • Comparison of IR and THz methods for non-destructive layer thickness measurements
    Stefan Böttger, Phototherm Dr. Petry GmbH, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
  • Heat transfer coefficient measurements for film cooling flows with on-glass IR thermometry
    Michael Straußwald, Institut für Thermodynamik, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Neubiberg, Germany
  • A bumpy ride: infrared instrumentation on light aircraft
    Jane Hodgkinson, Engineering Photonics, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
  • MIR-ATR spectroscopy in medical applications: Blood analysis and continous hemodialysis monitoring
    Andreas Roth, Institute of Biophysics, Goethe-University Frankfurt,  Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
  • Industrial applications for interband and quantum cascade lasers
    Peter Geiser, Norsk Elektro Optikk AS, NEO Monitors AS, Skedsmokorset, Norway
  • Infrared sensing via tailored thin-film waveguides
    Boris Mizaikoff, Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm University, Ulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Postdeadline: MID-IR spectroscopy for the detection of organic molecules
    Oleg Assev, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland