The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI presents the latest developments in sensory and laser technology at the Photonics West. Meet our experts at the joint German booth 4629-28, hall D on February 13-18 in San Francisco, United States.
You find the following highlights at our boot 4629-28, hall D:
Terahertz sensing – World’s most compact THz-transceiver
Terahertz radiation has proven potential as versatile tool for non-destructive testing (NDT). Up to now, the application of THz technologies in industrial environments is severely impeded due to the complexity of today’s THz sensor heads. Especially reflection measurements suffer from bulky and expensive devices. The Fraunhofer HHI presents a novel integrated THz-transceiver, which combines emitter and detector in a single, compact module and allows for measurements under normal incidence for the first time.
Fiber optical 3D shape sensors: Cyberglove – control of robots with nerves out of glass
A new concept for a multifunctional fiber sensor platform for 3D shape sensing is developed by applying a novel femtosecond laser processing technology for high-precision direct writing of Bragg gratings within the core and the cladding of optical fibers. These sensors are exemplary integrated in a Cyberglove, where the movements of each individual finger can be detected, visualized, and simultaneously transferred to a robotic hand.
Integrated Tunable Lasers for THz generation: Dual tunable laser chip at 1.5µm – based on Fraunhofer HHI´s hybrid integration platform PolyBoard
Fraunhofer HHI´s PolyBoard platform enables the hybrid integration in one chip of two Polymer/InP DBR tunable lasers in the 1.5 µm wavelength range. Each laser shows a tuning range of 20 nm (2.4 THz), and continuous sweeps of more than 9 nm (1.1 THz) have been demonstrated. Application fields of such dual optical sources are DWDM optical networks, CW Terahertz systems, microwave photonics, and spectroscopy.
Anne Rommel | Fraunhofer-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Heinrich-Hertz-Institut
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To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.
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Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
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Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
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