5th Conference on Manufacturing of Optical Systems

Munich, Germany
26 June 2017 - 29 June 2017

Manufacturing of Optical Systems will highlight significant technology trends, emerging technologies and associated prospective developments in the field of optics fabrication and testing. This conference provides a forum for all aspects of optics fabrication and testing, ranging from micro to large-scale optics and from high value one-off to mass-produced components including lessons learned papers on special manufacturing issues such as polishing process stability and finishing processes for high-end optics, optics featuring clear apertures below 1 mm or above 100 mm in diameter. One main goal of the meeting is to provide a better link between the design, the manufacturing, and the characterization of optical components and systems. For the first time, there will be a reviewed industrial poster session displayed during the whole conference with companies presenting their key technology competences.

General Chair: Oliver Fähnle, FISBA AG (CH)
Co-Chair: Sven Schröder, Fraunhofer IOF (DE)

Program committee

  • Marcus Trost, Fraunhofer (DE)
  • Zhang Xuejun, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CN)
  • Roland Geyl, SAFRAN A.S. Group (FR)
  • Rolf Rascher, THD- Technische Hoschschule Deggendorf (DE)
  • Frank Frost, Ionenstrahlgestützte Technologien, Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V. (DE)
  • Richard Freeman, Zeeko Ltd (UK)
  • David Walker, University of Huddersfield (UK)
  • Olaf Dambon, Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnologie IPT (DE)
  • Stefan Bäumer, TNO (NL)
  • Willhelm Ulrich, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Norbert Kerwien, Carl Zeiss AG (DE)
  • Jiri Novak, Czech Technical University in Prague (CZ)
  • Massimiliano Rossi, Media-Lario (IT)
  • Sven Kiontke, Asphericon (DE)

Topics include

  • Optics Fabrication, from single piece to High-Volume Fab, from sub-millimeter optics to meter optics and wafer-level optics
  • Testing, Specification, and Characterization of Light Scattering,
  • Roughness, Shape, Defects, subsurface damage, MTF and mid-spatials
  • Finishing methods, e.g. SPDT, MRF, IBF, ductile grinding, FJP, laser polishing, CCP and traditional polishing
  • Optimization techniques in optics fabrication
  • Fabrication friendly Optical Design and Tolerancing
  • Lessons learned producing high level aspheres and freeform optics


For the first time, a reviewed industrial poster session is organized where companies are entitled to present their key technology competences on a poster that will be presented during the whole time of the conference in the conference session room.
Posters presenting competences and know how rather than products will be preferred.