The Program


  • Previous attendees project updates
  • Detectors
  • NIR-MEMS and its applications
  • Applications and instruments
  • Integrated optics and MEMS

Program Monday, November 12

9:30 h

Coffee, registration and hand out book of abstracts

10:25 h

Welcome by Patrick Paul, Laser Components GmbH


10:30 h


Uwe-Peter Arlt

Keller HCW GmbH, Germany
Radiometric measurement of low temperature objects with uncooled 2.4 µm InGaAs photodiodes


 10:45 h


Previous attendees project updates.
Chair: Jana Jágerská, Norway




Ka Fai Mak

Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany

Multi-octave-spanning simultaneous infrared coverage driven by emerging 2 µm laser systems




Stefan Lischke

IHP, Frankfurt, Germany

High performance Ge photo detectors for an advanced photonic BiCMOS process


Borislav Hinkov
Institute of Solid State Electronics and Center for Micro- and Nanostructures, TU Wien, Austria
Interband cascade lasers for trace gas sensing


Rosa Maria Vinella
Xenics nv, Leuven, Belgium
A 400 KHz line rate 2048-pixel stitched SWIR linear array


Justin Jensen
Laser Components Pyro Group Inc., Stuart, FL, USA
Performance improvements at pyroelectric detectors for FTIR applications by implementation of the differential scheme

12:00-13:30 h

Lunch Break


13:30 h


Werner Mäntele

Institut für Biophysik, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
Mid-IR spectroscopy of skin using QCLs and photothermal detection: a window into skin as a basis for non-invasive glucose measurement


13:45 h


Chair: Jane Hodgkinson, UK


Silvan Schmid

Vienna University of Technologies, Vienna, Austria

Nanomechanical IR detector


Pawel E. Malinowski
imec, Leuven, Belgium
Thin-film photodetectors enabling infrared CMOS image sensors


David Schmelz
Microstructure Technology, Institute of Applied Physics, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
Si-microstructures for Ge-on-Si photodetectors


Robert Rehm

Fraunhofer-Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, Freiburg, Germany
Infrared detector development at Fraunhofer IAF


Chee Hing Tan
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, The University Of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Progress towards “noiseless” avalanche photodiodes


Ankur Shah
Laser Components Detector Group, Tempe, AZ, USA
An affordable fast recovery transimpedance amplifier

15:05-15:50 h

Coffee Break


15:50 h


NIR-MEMS and its applications.
Chair: Robert Rehm


Gerard Wysocki
MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center, Princeton University, NJ, USA
Advancing mid-infrared (mid-IR) photonics sensing technologies for environmental, medical and security applications


Alexander Telle
ACM Coatings GmbH, Naumburg, Germany
Ultra-black and high-emissivity coatings for infrared technologies


Jens Mondry
Carl Zeiss Spectroscopy GmbH, Jena, Germany
Specifications and availability of light sources for broadband NIR spectroscopy

Andreas Niemöller
Applied Spectroscopy, Food & Agri Solutions (FAS), Bruker Optik GmbH, Ettlingen, Germany

Modern developments of FT-NIR and miniaturized MEMS based systems

  Bassem Mortada
Si-Ware Systems, Egypt
Monolithic single chip FT-NIR optical core module
  Nikolay D. Stoyanov
Microsensor Technology LLC, Saint Petersburg, Russia
LED minispectrometer for the spectral range 1200-2400 nm
  Dominik G. Rabus
Spectral Engines, Finland
Cloud Computing – The next generation of material scanning solutions
  Alexander Wolter
HiperScan GmbH, Dresden, Germany
Tiny NIR-Spectrometer and Performance Requirements
  Crispin Zawadzki
Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin, Germany
PolyPhotonics Berlin – a versatile hybrid optical kit for NIR applications in telecom, datacom and sensors based on polymers

17:35 h

Time for networking, hotel check-in, buffet, drinks and bowling at 5005 Bowling, Olching
Buffet will be served until 20:00h

Program Tuesday, November 13

8:00 h Coffee reception
8:30 h Applications and instruments, Part 1.
Chair: Yu Yao, USA
  Verena Mackowiak
Thorlabs GmbH, Dachau, Germany
Gas sensing with quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectroscopy
  Jordi Riu
Beamagine SL, Barcelona, Spain
Solid-state LIDAR camera for long range and high-resolution 3D imaging for autonomous vehicles
  Jack Triest
Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Kiel, Germany
IR based underwater dissolved gas measurements
  Caroline von Andrian-Werburg
MIRell Photonics GmbH, Würzburg, Germany
New laser ellipsometer for advanced thin film characterization
  Tobias Roesener
Instrument Systems GmbH, Munich, Germany
High resolution array spectroradiometer for high volume laser diode and VCSEL testing
  Guillaume Nesa
Olythe SAS, Aix-en-Provence, France
OCIGO: a miniaturized alcohol breath analyzer based on NDIR for consumer applications
  Robert Jahns or Bernd-M. Dicks
Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Luebeck, Germany
IR gas sensors: a medical device manufacturer’s view
  Tristan Zuerl
Faculty of Engineering Science, Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany
Measuring human urinary bladder filling level using infrared spectroscopy
09:50 h Coffee Break
10:30 h Integrated optics and MEMS.
Chair: Markus Brandstetter, Austria
  Falah Al-Falahi
Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Engineering Department, Dresden, Germany
MEMS IR Emitter based on carbon nanotubes
  Julia Baldauf
CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, Erfurt, Germany
Packaging of infrared emitting devices and thermopile sensors for high temperature applications
  Anja Müller, Lorenz Sykora
IRUBIS GmbH, Gilching, Germany
Subwavelength structures for interference enhanced attenuated total reflection spectroscopy and its application for blood analysis
  Robert Stach
Institute of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm University, Ulm, Germany
3D printed substrate integrated hollow waveguides for mid-infrared laser spectroscopy
  Jana Jágerská
Department of Physics and Technology, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
On-chip trace gas spectroscopy
  Axel Wille
Department Micro Dosing Systems, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsystems and Solid State Technologies EMFT, Munich, Germany
Micro pumps in the field of gas sensing
  Li Long
CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH, Erfurt, Germany
The measurement and numerical extraction of infrared optical properties of MEMS films
11:45-13:00 h Lunch
13:00 h Integrated optics and MEMS, continuation.
Chair: Markus Brandstetter
  Yu Yao
School of ECEE, Arizona State University, USA
Ultra-compact high performance infrared optoelectronic devices based on active metasurfaces
  L. Tamina Hagemann
Institute for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Ulm University, Ulm Germany
Comparison of substrate-integrated hollow waveguides for infrared spectroscopy on gases
  Oliver Wille
Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, Germany
Characterization of a multispectral gas detection system
13:45 h
Applications and instruments, Part 2.
Chair: Boris Mizaikoff, Germany
  Francesco D'Amato or Erik Kerstel
CNR-INO, Firenze, Italy - LIPHY, Université de Grenoble Alpes, France
FLAIR 2018: highlights and trends
14:00 h Speed Break
14:30 h Jane Hodgkinson
Engineering Photonics, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire, UK
Electronic wavelength locking of near IR laser diodes
  Markus Brandstetter
Research Center for Non Destructive Testing (RECENDT) GmbH, Austria
Stand-off detection using Mid infrared Supercontinuum sources
  Gerard Wysocki
Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Broadband high resolution multi-heterodyne spectroscopy in the mid-IR and THz with quantum and interband cascade laser frequency combs
  Alexander Bauer
DiaMonTech GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Mid-IR spectroscopy of skin using QCLs and photothermal detection: dynamcis of the acid mantle and applications in dermatology
  Sebastian Steinlechner
Institut für Laserphysik, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Towards gravitational wave detectors operating at a wavelength of 2µm
15:45 h Closing Remarks
15:50 h Coffee Break, Company Tour