4 October 2023 / 11:50 - 14:50 GMT
EPIC TechWatch at ECOC
Glasgow, Scotland

This technology session is a part of the Product focus session at ECOC exhibition where exhibiting EPIC members will get a chance to introduce their technology.
Join us on Wednesday 4 October to get to know the latest innovative products, live demonstrations and technology announcements.
No special registration is needed to attend the event, but you need to have the ticket to enter general ECOC expo.


11:50 – 12:05 Welcome and introduction by EPIC

12:05 – 12:20 VLC PhotonicsScaling up the photonic testing back-end – Iñigo Artundo, CEO
12:20 – 12:35 VPIphotonics System-aware PIC Design for FSO, Quantum, and Telecom Applications – Chris Maloney, Director of Business Development
12:35 – 12:50 Ligentec Volume ready fabrication of low loss photonic integrated circuits – Michael Gieselmann, CCO
12:50 – 13:05 Vario Optics On-board photonic integration – closing the gap between PICs and optical glass fibers – Nikolaus Flöry, Business Development Manager
13:05 – 13:20 Fraunhofer HHI –  RFconnect – A compact RF PIC assembly for fast and convenient prototype development up to 40 GHz – Axel Schönau, Research Associate/Project Manager
13:20 – 13:35 Quantifi PhotonicsThe Future of Photonic Manufacturing Test – Iannick Monfils, CTO
13:35 – 13:50 FEMTOprint – Laser-based 3D micro-manufacturing of high precision components for fiber-to-chip connectivity in integrated & quantum photonics – Rolando Ferrini, Chief Regional Officer (CRO) & Head of FEMTOprint Neuchâtel
13:50 – 14:05 Albis OptoelectronicsIntegration of high performance III-V photodiodes on silicon photonics platform – Hektor Meier, Head of Product Development
14:05 – 14:20 Vector Photonics PCSELs For Quantum Applications – Euan Livingston, Director of Sales and Marketing
14:20 – 14:35 MicroAlignMicro actuators for independent manipulation of optical fibers in a fiber array: a route towards perfect fiber array connectivity – Simone Cardarelli, CEO
14:35 – 14:50 JENOPTIK, UFO Probe® Vertical – Leap forward in merging photonic and electric wafer-level test – Tobias Gnausch, Product Manager SBU Semiconductor & Advanced Manufacturing



Product Focus theatre located in Hall 3. View the floor plan here


Chris Maloney is the Director of Business Development and Managing Director of US Operations at VPIphotonics. He has a Masters of Science in Microelectronic Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Messiah University, and is currently President of the Rochester Section of OPTICA.

Director of Business Development at VPIphotonics

Michael Geiselmann (President & CCO) studied physics and engineering at University Stuttgart and Ecole Centrale Paris. After his PhD at ICFO in Barcelona in 2014 he joined the laboratory of Prof. Kippenberg at EPFL in Lausanne, where he advanced frequency comb generation on integrated silicon nitride chips towards applications and was involved in several international research projects. In 2016, he co-founded LIGENTEC and brought the company to the international stage of photonic integration.

Business Development Manager at Vario Optics
Research Associate/Project Manager at Fraunhofer HHI
Chief Regional Officer & Head of FEMTOprint Neuchâtel at Femtoprint

Dr. Hektor Meier obtained his PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in 2011. Shortly after he became a member of the product development team of Enablence Switzerland and later Albis Optoelectronics. He was responsible for the development of ultra high speed InGaAs PIN and avalanche photodiodes. Since 2016 he acts as Head of Product Development at Albis and is in charge of the technology development and expansion of the product portfolio.

Head of Product Development at Albis Optoelectronics
Director of Sales and Marketing at Vector Photonics

Tobias Gnausch is product manager at Jenoptik. He is responsible for the ‘UFO Probe® card technology, an electro-optical probe card for PIC wafer-level testing. He joined Jenoptik as an optical designer for diffractive optical elements and systems. He also worked for Bosch as a mechanical engineer and developer for interferometric stylus measurement systems. Tobias studied technical physics and holds several patents in the field of testing as well as micro-optics.

Product Manager at JENOPTIK
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