Dutch Society for Precision Engineering

DSPE Optics Week 2017

Symposium & Fair

The week kicks off on Monday, 23 October with the DSPE Optics and Optomechanics Symposium & Fair. As chairman for the day, Jos Benschop, Senior Vice President Technology at ASML, will preside over the presentation of a range of topics, including the 3D printing of optical components, as well as adaptive optics, thermal effects in optical systems, and complex optical coatings. Speakers will be from various companies, including Demcon Focal, Fraunhofer, PTB, Qioptiq, TNO and Zeiss SMT. Companies are invited to participate with a stand. See www.opticsweek.nl who already registred for the exhibition.


Demonstration Day

Tuesday, 24 October will mark the debut of the Demonstration Day. This event will give event delegates the opportunity to visit the Fraunhofer IPT and ILT institutes and the Digital Photonic Production research campus, which was set up in Aachen two years ago. Topics will range from the digitalization of precision blank moulding processes to EUV metrology/lithography or the self-optimising assembly of optical systems. Places are limited to 50, so early registration is advised.



The two-day course on optomechanics will be delivered on 24-25 October by Daniel Vukobratovich, Senior Scientist at Raytheon, as well as Adjunct Professor in the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA. The course is aimed at (systems) engineers, Ph.D. students and technicians, and will cover optics and optics mounting alignment, dynamics, and thermal as well as material stability.

A 3-day course entitled ‘Optical Design for Imaging Systems’, coordinated by Prof. Paul Urbach from Delft University of Technology, will be held on 24-26 October. This course is a continuation of the European project SMETHODS (SMEs Training and Hands-on practice in Optical Design and Simulation) and will provide hands-on training in the design and optimisation of optical imaging systems supported by a theoretical introduction.



The Optics Week 2017 is being organised by DSPE in collaboration with Fraunhofer IPT and ILT, and RWTH. Other partners are Brainport Industries, Holland Instrumentation, Optence, PhotonicsNL, Spectaris and Cluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW.

Registration and more information: www.opticsweek.nl


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