Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Individualized fiber components for the world market

23.06.2017

On June 14th, 2017, Dr.-Ing. Thomas Theeg, scientist at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), founded the 18th spin-off company of the research institute. Specialized in custom glass fiber components, fiber modules and manufacturing systems for these components, the FiberBridge Photonics GmbH will be providing customers from research, production, telecommunications and medical technology with individualized products.

Already in March 2016, the business idea had been awarded at the StartUp-Impuls ideas competition of the Sparkasse Hannover and the hannoverimpuls GmbH in the “Going Global” category. Furthermore, in November 2016, scientists of the LZH received funding through the EXIST research transfer program of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.


From the Science and Technology Park Hannover (WTH) to the world market: The FiberBridge Photonics GmbH manufactures fiber components and modules for laser and light guiding systems.

FiberBridge Photonics GmbH


The logo of the 18th spin-off company of the LZH.

FiberBridge Photonics GmbH

“With this support we were able to further develop our research findings for the foundation of the company. Startups like ours, which require extensive development works in preparation of the foundation, would not be possible without this funding”, says CEO Dr.-Ing. Thomas Theeg.

Optimum conditions for high-tech startups

Before, the FiberBridge Photonics team had been working in the Laser Development Department of the LZH for ten years, and collected extensive competences and experiences in the field of glass fiber components and fiber-based laser systems.

“We encourage our employees to develop business ideas, and offer startups the opportunity to test their business model here while keeping the investment costs at a low level before they leave the LZH at some point”, explains Dr. Dietmar Kracht, Executive Director of the LZH, the entrepreneurial culture at the institute. Prior to FiberBridge, already 17 spin-off companies of the institute had been established in the region of Hannover, and created about 500 jobs.

In their search for financing options and in preparing the EXIST proposal, the LZH scientists were supported by hannoverimpuls. The business development agency of the city and region of Hannover is dedicated to strengthening Hannover as a business through transferring innovations from science.

Flexibly combinable glass fiber components of almost any shape

The FiberBridge Photonics team will now enter the world market with a highly innovative and competitive product portfolio. The optical properties of their glass fiber components and fiber modules, which are manufactured semi-automated using CO2 laser radiation, match perfectly because all products come from a single source. Customers select for example their individual wavelength and fiber type, and, moreover, can flexibly combine various components. Both small, medium and large production volumes are available, with a high reproducibility.

Thus, entirely new possibilities in terms of system performance and economic efficiency are opening up for many industrial sectors, such as for example laser manufacturers. There is a high demand: The customers need precise, reproducible and cost-efficient components for their laser and light guiding systems. As of late, these products can be purchased via www.fiberbridge-photonics.com.

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.fiberbridge-photonics.com

Melanie Gauch | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

More articles from Physics and Astronomy:

nachricht Observations of nearby supernova and associated jet cocoon provide new insights on gamma-ray bursts
18.01.2019 | George Washington University

nachricht A new twist on a mesmerizing story
17.01.2019 | ETH Zurich Department of Physics

All articles from Physics and Astronomy >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Ten-year anniversary of the Neumayer Station III

The scientific and political community alike stress the importance of German Antarctic research

Joint Press Release from the BMBF and AWI

The Antarctic is a frigid continent south of the Antarctic Circle, where researchers are the only inhabitants. Despite the hostile conditions, here the Alfred...

Im Focus: Ultra ultrasound to transform new tech

World first experiments on sensor that may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles

The new sensor - capable of detecting vibrations of living cells - may revolutionise everything from medical devices to unmanned vehicles.

Im Focus: Flying Optical Cats for Quantum Communication

Dead and alive at the same time? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have implemented Erwin Schrödinger’s paradoxical gedanken experiment employing an entangled atom-light state.

In 1935 Erwin Schrödinger formulated a thought experiment designed to capture the paradoxical nature of quantum physics. The crucial element of this gedanken...

Im Focus: Nanocellulose for novel implants: Ears from the 3D-printer

Cellulose obtained from wood has amazing material properties. Empa researchers are now equipping the biodegradable material with additional functionalities to produce implants for cartilage diseases using 3D printing.

It all starts with an ear. Empa researcher Michael Hausmann removes the object shaped like a human ear from the 3D printer and explains:

Im Focus: Elucidating the Atomic Mechanism of Superlubricity

The phenomenon of so-called superlubricity is known, but so far the explanation at the atomic level has been missing: for example, how does extremely low friction occur in bearings? Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institutes IWM and IWS jointly deciphered a universal mechanism of superlubricity for certain diamond-like carbon layers in combination with organic lubricants. Based on this knowledge, it is now possible to formulate design rules for supra lubricating layer-lubricant combinations. The results are presented in an article in Nature Communications, volume 10.

One of the most important prerequisites for sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility is minimizing friction. Research and industry have been dedicated...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

Our digital society in 2040

16.01.2019 | Event News

11th International Symposium: “Advanced Battery Power – Kraftwerk Batterie” Aachen, 3-4 April 2019

14.01.2019 | Event News

ICTM Conference 2019: Digitization emerges as an engineering trend for turbomachinery construction

12.12.2018 | Event News

 
Latest News

Additive manufacturing reflects fundamental metallurgical principles to create materials

18.01.2019 | Materials Sciences

How molecules teeter in a laser field

18.01.2019 | Life Sciences

The cytoskeleton of neurons has been found to be involved in Alzheimer's disease

18.01.2019 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>