Photonics Manager Compact

Highly Professional Development Program

You will gain an overview of latest research knowledge and new professional competences in key technologies of photonics from renowned scientists of Fraunhofer IOF and the "Abbe School of Photonics" of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in up to 5 days. Also, learn to connect this knowledge with effective, appreciative leadership practices.

The program assists you in mastering the current challenges in the photonics industry and in comprehending, instructing, and executing processes and methods for a long-term increase in effectiveness.

You also receive the opportunity to expand your network within the photonics family.

 

Discover the future of photonics with us!

Dates: July 4-8, 2022

 

Course language: English

 

Fees: See price details below

 

 

Terms of participation: More info

 

Max. number of participants: 15

 

Booking deadline: June 16, 2022

 

Organizing Institution:

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

 

Venue:

Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany

(How to get there)

Program Description of "Photonics Manager Compact"

In order to successfully meet the challenges of the future photonics industry, it is necessary to be up to date with technical developments but also to embrace new leadership skills. To meet these requirements, participants will get to know state-of-the-art innovations in the fields of laser technology, advanced optical systems, and quantum technology in focused and varied on-site sessions in Jena (Germany), but also learn about the approaches of "Mindful Leadership" and "Mindful Organizational Design".

For a comprehensive overview, the "Photonics Manager Compact" program consists of the parts: "Future of Photonics" and "Future of Leadership in Photonics".

Find out more about the contents in the detailed descriptions below and in the corresponding daily program.

Photonics Manager Compact

Future of Photonics*

Future of Leadership in Photonics*

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Perspectives of Laser Technology Next Generation Optical Systems
Quantum Technology & Photonic System Integration Future of Leadership in Photonics (Appreciative Leadership)
Future of Leadership in Photonics (Appreciative Organizational Development)

 

* also bookable separately

Fees and Booking

 

Fees include course materials, teaching, catering, and up to 4 evening events; excluding costs for travel and accommodation.

The participation fee is tax-free according to § 4 No. 22a UStG (UStG means German Turnover Tax Act).

The booking takes place exclusively online.

The maximum number of participants for the entire "Photonics Manager Compact" program is 15.

 

 

Tickets

 

Booking deadline: June 16, 2022

  • Photonics Manager Compact (full 5-day program, incl. 4 evening events): 2850 €
    • Future of Photonics (3-day ticket, incl. 3 evening events): 2200 €
    • Future of Leadership in Photonics (2-day ticket, incl. 1 evening event): 1200 €

Target group

 

  • Emerging leaders as well as executives (CEO, CTO, department heads, etc.) who actively tackle the challenges of the transforming photonics industry and photonics innovations in their companies.
  • Managers of innovation, strategy, IT, HR, or product development within the photonics industry, who want to get a comprehensive overview of the current landscape and trends in photonics.

Motivation

 

The Role of Photonics for Specialists and Managers

The field of photonics is changing. Externally, companies are increasingly networking with cooperation partners along the photonics value chain. Internally, the employees in the organization continue to develop. Growth and restructuring take place continuously. There is global competition for the best staff.

Being able to keep pace in this highly dynamic industry, remaining innovative and identifying new fields of application is becoming increasingly important for specialists and managers. Technological competency matters – and so do leadership and management skills. The combination of these is essential in order to ensure competitiveness, and to maintain a position on the market.  

 

An Education Program to Meet the Challenges of Future Photonics

As one of Germany's most noted institutes for applied optics and photonics research we offer the highly professional education program "Photonics Manager Compact". This unique, international program equips you with a new mindset and the skills necessary to meet the challenges of future photonics. In a holistic approach, you receive the latest knowledge from research and connect it with leadership practice.

You will gain new professional competences in key technologies of photonics, imparted by renowned scientists of Fraunhofer IOF and Friedrich Schiller University Jena, but also dive into management-relevant contents such as mindful leadership approaches. Furthermore, the program offers you the chance to expand your network of important players of photonics.

Course Objectives

 

This highly professional development program of Fraunhofer IOF contains a broad representation of the possibilities available within photonics: from a visible optical range over the micro range to the nano-/quantum range.

"Photonics Manager Compact" offers you an insight into development potentials and future scenarios for securing your competitiveness.

The program covers the field of photonics at several levels, namely the future of laser technology, the next generation of optical systems, the most important area of quantum technology, including the integration of photonic systems, and future of leadership in photonics.

You will get an overview of these topics and an introduction to methods and processes regarding their application in different problem areas of various sectors as well as recommendations regarding their economic efficiency. The program enables you to include problem cases from your working environment and exchange opinions on possible solutions and opportunities.

In the leadership module, there will be a section about the acquisition and application of methodological knowledge with concrete reference to the participants’ practices with regards to current and future challenges of leadership in photonics. The participants are familiarized with the approaches of appreciative leadership and organizational development.

The program enables you to include problem cases from your working environment and exchange opinions with other managers about possible solutions and opportunities.

Networking

 

  • Get the opportunity for a close exchange with executives of the photonics industry during the training and enhance your network.
  • Use the various possibilities for conversations during the breaks, at meals and in discussions.
  • Attend exclusive evening events in a small circle and gain deeper insights into the world of photonics.
  • Get into conversation with a special guest from the industry during one of the evening events and get further impulses for your company in a practice-oriented impulse lecture
  • Experience Jena in the context of a city tour with the participants of the program.
  • Celebrate 30 years of Fraunhofer IOF with us and come into casual exchange with employees from all departments.
  • Become part of the world of photonics!

Key Benefits

 

  • Acquire up-to-date knowledge on innovative methods and processes at various points in the process chain: from macro- and micro-optics to nano- and quantum optics.
  • Discover processes and methods in the field of photonics to increase the effectiveness and thus achieve an increase in sales.
  • Familiarize yourself with solutions from various industries and receive suggestions for your innovation processes.
  • Benefit from identifying trends for the next 3 to 5 years and gain the opportunity for close exchange with executives of the photonics industry and upgrade your network. 
  • Perceive and strengthen the potential of your business by developing a growth mindset in the context of photonics and acquire the necessary skills to get there. 
  • Become a certified "Future Leader in Photonics" and learn how to turn challenges into opportunities for yourself, your team, and your organization.

The Organizer

 

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena conducts applied research in the field of photonics and develops innovative optical systems to control light – from generation and manipulation to its application. The services offered by the Institute cover the entire photonic process chain from optomechanical and optoelectronic system design to manufacturing of custom-specific solutions and prototypes. 

Current focuses of our research activities include freeform technologies, micro- and nanotechnologies, fiber laser systems, quantum optics, and optical technologies for safe human-machine interaction. The institute operates in the business fields of Sensors & Metrology, Opto-mechanical Systems, and Light Sources & Lasers.

With the Digital Innovation Hub Photonics (DIHP) and the Max Planck School of Photonics, Fraunhofer IOF combines its technical expertise with competence in the field of innovation management and professional training at the highest level, making it one of the leading institutions in the national and international photonics industry.

 

How to get there

Future of Photonics - details on first module package

Trends, Techniques, Processes, Facilities, Applications

New technologies alter traditional business models regardless of the particular industry. Knowing these technologies and their business implications are fundamental for optimizing relevant process chains. Learn about the latest trends and developments in photonics from the experts at Fraunhofer IOF and the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

 

The "Future of Photonics" module package consists of the following modules:

  • "Perspectives of Laser Technology" (Day 1)
  • "Next Generation Optical Systems" (Day 2)
  • "Quantum Technology & Photonic System Integration" (Day 3)

These modules take place as one-day events each.

 

Find out more to the topics in the detailed descriptions beside.

Schedule

 


Future of Photonics
Trends, Techniques, Processes, Facilities, Applications

 

Module 1 / Day 1

Perspectives of
Laser Technology

Module 2 / Day 2

Next Generation
Optical Systems

Module 3 / Day 3

Quantum Technology &
Photonic System Integration

8:30 A.M.-
9:00 A.M.

Check-in and get together (with coffee and tea)

9:00 A.M.-
9:05 A.M.

Welcome and Introduction

Top 1

9:05 A.M.-
10:05 A.M.

Welcome @ Photonics-Center
and introduction

Design strategies for
freeform optical components -
fundamentals and trends
Introduction to
quantum computing

10:05 A.M.-
10:25 A.M.

Short break with speaker talk

TOP 2

10:25 A.M.-
11:25 A.M.

Trends in laser and
fiber technology
Design strategies for
freeform optical components -
applications
Quantum imaging -
fundamentals and trends

11:25 A.M.-
11:45 A.M.

Short break with speaker talk

TOP 3

11:45 A.M.-
12:45 P.M.

Application perspectives and
trends in ultrashort pulse lasers
Overview and trends of
optical measuring techniques and systems
Fundamentals and applications of
quantum communication

12:45 P.M.-
1:45 P.M.

Lunch break with speaker talk

1:45 P.M.-
3:00 P.M.

Lab tour

Lab tour

Lab tour
3:00 P.M.-
3:20 P.M.
Break

TOP 4

3:20 P.M.-
4:20 P.M.

High-power coherent sources of
extreme ultraviolet radiation and
their application in imaging and metrology
Novel avenues in
microstructured optical components -
from consumer market to space-applications
Opportunities, challenges and
new directions for the integration of
complex optical systems
4:20 P.M.-
4:45 P.M.

Concluding moderation

Coffee break with speaker talk

6:30 P.M.-
9:30 P.M.
Evening event Evening event Evening event

Module 1: Perspectives of Laser Technology

 

Are you looking for the future of laser technology? Would you like to discover innovations, trends, and opportunities in the broad areas of laser and fiber technology, ultrafast lasers, and emerging opportunities and applications in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectral region?

This module provides fundamentals for a general understanding of laser and fiber technology, from insights into manufacturing to specific examples of applications of the technologies, and examination of current trends. It also allows you to gain current insights into market trends and thus participate in the future of photonics.

Welcome @ Photonics-Center and Introduction

Key technology and trailblazer: Modern photonics is the basis and driver for change, progress and growth in business, science and society worldwide.

Dr. Robert Kammel, head of the department "Strategy, Organization and Communication" at Fraunhofer IOF, welcomes you to the Photonics Center and gives you an introduction to the program of the "Photonics Manager Compact" with an overview of current developments, trends, and future topics in photonics.

What does the future of photonics look like? We will take a look at current studies on photonics markets, present trends and discuss their developments and consequences. You will get an insight into different industries, technologies, and markets of photonics on a national and international level and exchange views on current applications and future perspectives of photonics together with the participants of the "Photonics Manager Compact".

Dr. Reinhold Pabst, expert for leadership and organizational development, will accompany the subsequent introduction of the participants.

Photonics counts as a key technology of the future.
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Photonics counts as a key technology of the future.

Trends in laser and fiber technology

Within this component of the module, you will develop basic competencies in laser and fiber technology. Emerging trends in laser and fiber technology are introduced with a theoretical, numerical, and experimental background.

What we offer:

  • Gain an understanding of high-power laser systems and fiber components.
  • Requirements of different applications, limits of scalability, and an overview of optical parameters and their trade-offs complete this introduction.
  • The module also gives you an insight into manufacturing techniques, such as fiber drawing and estimating development costs.
  • Complementing the theory, possible software applications are also discussed.

Dr. Thomas Schreiber is responsible for this part of the module. He is head of the department for "Laser and Fiber Technology" at Fraunhofer IOF.

Fiber production with preforms.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Preform and fiber technology for high performance lasers.

Application perspectives and trends of ultrashort lasers

The overview of ultrashort pulse lasers gives a better insight into this field of technology and shows current trends in applications.

What we offer:

  • In this part of the module, you will learn the basics of the interaction process between ultrashort pulse lasers and absorbing/transparent materials.
  • You will gain elementary knowledge about the use of ultrashort pulse lasers in micromaterial processing with its advantages and limitations.
  • You will learn about current approaches to increase productivity.
  • Application examples and insights into emerging trends will complete this broad perspective on ultrashort pulse lasers.

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte is a professor for laser physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and deputy director of Fraunhofer IOF. His expertise and experiences provide a broad perspective in the field of ultrashort lasers.

Laser pulses are shot onto the material surface of a microchip.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Micro material processing with ultrashort laser pulses.

High-power coherent sources of extreme ultraviolet radiation and their application in imaging and metrology

In this part of the module, you will develop fundamental skills in laser-driven frequency conversion to the EUV spectral range and for the application of these sources in high-resolution imaging and metrology.

What we offer:

  • Gain an understanding of application-relevant spectral regions beyond the capabilities of primary beam sources, especially the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spectral region.
  • Learn the fundamentals of high gas harmonic generation and the variables that affect photon energy and flux.
  • Gain knowledge of the requirements for driving laser systems.
  • As part of the module, you will also gain insight into selected systems of coherent EUV high power radiation sources.
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of lensless coherent imaging methods and their capabilities in metrology .
  • Learn about the contrast mechanisms in extreme ultraviolet (EUV).
  • An insight into various applications of EUV imaging will conclude this part of the module.

Prof. Dr. Jens Limpert and Dr. Jan Rothhardt are responsible for this part of the module. Mr. Limpert is a member of the scientific directorate at Fraunhofer IOF and heads the Fiber and Waveguide Lasers group at the Institute of Applied Physics at FSU Jena. Mr. Rothhardt conducts research at the Helmholtz Institute Jena (HI Jena) and is a recognized expert in the field of laser-based beam sources.

Novel ultrashort-pulsed lasers and laser sources for industrial applications.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Novel ultrashort-pulsed lasers and laser sources for industrial applications.

Module 2: Next Generation Optical Systems

 

In the second module, you will learn about the next generation of optical components and complex optical systems.

At the beginning of this module you will learn the basics and trends in the design of freeform optical components and their applications. You will gain insight into the possibilities of measurement methods and their applications as well as the advantages of different optical measurement systems. Finally, you will get a comprehensive overview of the classification, realization, and potential of optical micro- and nanostructures.

Design strategies for freeform optical components - fundamentals and trends

This component of the module combines theory and practice on the topic of freeform components.

What we offer:

  • Learn about different types of freeform surfaces and which trends can be observed.
  • We will show you which aspects of a classic value chain are changed by the use of freeform surfaces.
  • Find out about the typical application scenarios in which freeform surfaces offer added value.
  • Find out which advantages and additional possibilities freeform surfaces offer. 
  • Learn about the specific problems that arise when using freeform surfaces in optical design, manufacturing, metrology, and assembly, and how they can be solved.

The speaker for this part of the module is Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross, former head of the "Optical System Design" department at the Institute of Applied Physics at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena.

Design and light simulation of a free form prism.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Optics design and free form prism for a head-mounted-display.

Design strategies for freeform optical components – applications

This part of the module shows you possibilities of diverse applications in the field of freeform components.

What we offer:

  • Gain information and experience on what to consider when using freeform components, e.g., in manufacturing or metrology. 
  • Get an overview of possible application scenarios for freeform optics.
  • Learn about success stories in the use of optical systems, especially from the fields of aerospace, lighting, and image processing.

The speaker for this part of the module is Dr. Robert Brüning, head of the department for "Optical and Mechanical System Design" at Fraunhofer IOF.

View into a lightweight housing of a metal optics.
© Fraunhofer IOF
View into a lightweight housing of a metal optics.

Overview and trends of optical measuring techniques and systems

Gain insights into the current state of optical measuring techniques and systems and obtain application-oriented knowledge and trends on this topic.

What we offer:

  • In this part of the module, you will learn about different measuring methods for detecting the shape of objects.
  • You will gain knowledge about optical and non-contact measurement methods and their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn more about multimodal multispectral measurement methods and possibilities for fast measurement in real time and with short latency times.
  • Learn more about components for 3D sensors.
  • Reflect evaluation procedures for sensors and data sheets as well as different acceptance procedures (VDI/VDE 2634).
  • Examples of sensor solutions and applications illustrate the new knowledge.

Dr. Peter Kühmstedt, head of the department "Imaging & Sensing", presents his knowledge and experience in research and application of optical measuring techniques and systems.

3D sensor heads
© Fraunhofer IOF
3D sensors for high performance 3D sensor network

Novel avenues in microstructured optical components – from consumer market to space-applications

This part of the module explores the variety of micro-structures - whether for the use in smartphones or in an astronomic context.

What we offer:

  • Get an overview of the classification and potential of micro- and nanostructured elements in optical applications.
  • Learn about physical operating principles of optical microstructures and become familiar with common manufacturing technologies, their capabilities, and limitations.
  • Get an overview of novel applications of microstructured optical components, especially those with high demands on the microoptical elements used, such as microoptics in cell phones, automotive applications, or space-based spectroscopy.
  • Discover the unique selling points of the use of optical microstructures.

Prof. Dr. Uwe Zeitner is responsible for this part of the module. He is part of the Scientific Directorate of Fraunhofer IOF and head of the department for "Microstructure Technology" at the Institute of Applied Physics (Friedrich Schiller University Jena).

Car model with enlarged view of the microstructured headlights.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Micro-optics in automotive headlights enable more precise light modeling.

Module 3: Quantum Technology & Photonic System Integration

 

Secure communication, qubits, and new forms of imaging: The module enables you to understand how one of the most important trends, the second quantum revolution, is helping to open up new paths. The view is complemented by the many possibilities of modern system integration.

The content of the module consists of an introduction to the thinking of quantum optics and quantum computing, fundamentals and trends in quantum imaging and quantum communications, and their applications. The module concludes with an overview of the prospects and challenges of integrating complex optical systems, incorporating recent research results.

Introduction to quantum computing

In this module section, you will acquire fundamental skills in the operation of quantum computers. The module discusses the required conceptual and physical foundations of qubits and entanglement, introduces a quantum algorithm, and discusses possible use cases for quantum computers.

What we offer:

  • Understanding the rules by which qubits operate and their physical implementation.
  • Fundamentals of "entanglement" as a natural feature of many-body quantum systems and its potential for information processing.
  • Learn about quantum phase estimation as a central component of Shor's algorithm.
  • Gain insight into the fundamental problem properties where quantum computing can be useful.
  • You will learn about and appreciate possible use cases based on fundamental features of quantum computers.

Responsible for this part of the module is Dr. Falk Eilenberger, who leads the research group "Photonics in 2D Materials" at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he offers the lecture on quantum computing.

Laser-based addressing optics for a next-generation quantum computer ion trap.
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Laser-based addressing optics for a next-generation quantum computer ion trap.

Quantum imaging - fundamentals and trends

Making the invisible visible - quantum technology makes it possible. Dive in and cross the boundary between the real and quantum worlds.

What we offer:

  • You will be introduced to the concepts of quantum physics, such as the superposition principle of states, entanglement, correlations, and wave-particle duality.
  • You will learn the basic concepts of quantum imaging and quantum sensing - from "quantum light" to imaging with unidentified light.
  • You will learn about potential application areas and development hurdles along the way.
  • The program will give you an overview of the applicability of quantum-based imaging in the natural sciences.

Dr. Markus Gräfe, scientist in the department "Emerging Technologies" of Fraunhofer IOF, will present his view and knowledge about fundamentals and trends in quantum imaging.

Setup for quantum imaging in the laboratory.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Laboratory setup for quantum imaging.

Fundamentals and applications of quantum communications

Secure communication using quantum technology is becoming increasingly important and is the trend par excellence for modern data exchange. This part of the module highlights the main cornerstones of this technology.

What we offer:

  • Get an overview of current research and development in quantum communications.
  • After a brief introduction to the fundamental concepts of quantum information and quantum optics, you will address issues related to the physical and technical fundamentals of quantum communication systems and interconnect technologies for real-world application scenarios.
  • You will learn about the basic concepts of quantum key distribution (QKD) and learn more about its applicability in real-world scenarios, as well as potential hurdles along the way.
  • Finally, current research on the manipulation and distribution of entangled photons and the latest developments in satellite-enabled quantum hardware will be discussed.

Dr. Fabian Steinlechner is a scientist in the department "Emerging Technologies" of Fraunhofer IOF in the field of quantum communications. He will share the expertise which he has gained in teaching and research.

Source for entangled photons for quantum communication.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Source for entangled photons for quantum communication.

Opportunities, challenges, and new directions for the integration of complex optical systems

This part of the module addresses the complexity of sophisticated optical systems, with content focusing on requirements and solutions in joining technologies for macroscopic optics, micro-optics, and integrated optics.

What we offer:

  • You will learn about the design of assembly process chains for small, medium and large batch production and acquire knowledge about their selection and optimization.
  • In this part of the module, you will be able to parameterize assembly and especially joining processes, specify and select equipment, and use sophisticated data analysis tools.
  • You will gain information on a variety of assembly and joining technologies for demanding operating environments and learn how to plan such processes.
  • You will learn about new trends in optoelectronic system integration and the challenges of integrating complex optical systems, including the use of artificial intelligence.

Dr. Erik Beckert is responsible for this component of the module. He is the head of department "Opto-mechatronic Components and Systems" at Fraunhofer IOF.  

Complex optical system.
© Fraunhofer IOF
Spectrometer for the international space station ISS

Speakers of Module 1

 

Dr. Robert Kammel

Robert Kammel studied technical physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the University of Barcelona, Spain. In his PhD, he focussed his research on topics of laser-material-interactions, medical laser physics and tailored femtosecond laser structuring for intraocular surgery. Today, he is working as research coordinator at Fraunhofer IOF and is responsible for a cross-institutional transfer-ecosystem called the "Center of Excellence in Photonics" and for developing national and international strategic cooperations with partners from science and industry. Robert Kammel is head of the "Strategy, Organization, Marketing" department.  

 

Dr. Reinhold Pabst

Reinhold Pabst is an experienced innovation strategist, coach and researcher in the field of innovation management and organizational development at the applied research organization Fraunhofer IOF in Germany. He holds a PhD in Innovation Marketing, a M.A. in Coaching and Leadership and a M.Sc. in Business Administration. In his research, he focuses on the role of innovation facilitation and related competencies and tools. His practical experience includes entrepreneurship in two start-ups and over ten years of coaching and consulting in the field of innovation, business and personnel development.

 

Dr. Thomas Schreiber  

Thomas Schreiber received his Diploma degree in general physics in 2001. After finishing his Ph.D. work in nonlinear fiber optics in 2006, he built up a research group within the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, which later became the department of "Laser- and Fiber Technology". Its current research work includes high power fiber technology ranging from components to a system level for fundamental, industrial or space applications. He published more than 160 papers and conference contributions, three book contributions and more than ten invited talks, giving 3400 citations and a h-index of 34.

 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Nolte  

Stefan Nolte is professor of laser physics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he is head of the Ultrafast Optics group at the Institute of Applied Physics. He is also the Deputy Director of Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. His research focus lies on ultrashort pulse micromachining and materials modification for industrial and medical applications, where he has been actively engaged since the field's inception in the mid-1990s. His work has spurred the industrial use of ultrashort pulse lasers in materials processing. Apart from ablation and surface structuring, three-dimensional structuring within the volume of transparent materials is another current research topic.

 

Prof. Dr. Jens Limpert

Prof. Dr. Jens Limpert studied physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, where he also received his PhD on fiber-based ultrashort pulse amplification in 2003. After a postdoctoral stay abroad at the University of Bordeaux, he returned to Jena in 2005 and has since headed the Fiber and Waveguide Lasers group at the Institute of Applied Physics at FSU. He is dedicated to the research of novel laser concepts and their applications.

Jens Limpert has published more than 400 articles in international journals, a large number of invited talks at professional conferences, and published five books. He has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant, an ERC Consolidator Grant and an ERC Advanced Grant.

 

Dr. Jan Rothhardt

After graduating in physics in 2006, Jan Rothhardt received his PhD in 2010 in the field of nonlinear optics / laser technology. After a research stay at CEA-Saclay, he established a research group for "Soft X-ray Spectroscopy and Microscopy" at the Institute of Applied Physics of FSU Jena and at the Helmholtz Institute Jena (HI-Jena).

He is the author of more than 80 articles in international journals and more than 100 conference papers, including a large number of invited talks. His contributions to the development and application of laser-based beam sources in the EUV were recognized in 2020 with the "Roentgen Prize at Justus Liebig University Giessen”.

 

Speakers of Module 2

 

Prof. Dr. Herbert Gross

Herbert Gross studied Physics at the University of Stuttgart. He received his PhD on laser simulation in 1995. After working as a scientist in optical design, modelling, and simulation at Carl Zeiss since 1982 he headed the central department of optical design and simulation from 1995 to 2010. From 2012 to 2021, he was a professor at the University of Jena in the Institute of Applied Physics and held a chair of Optical System Design. He is currently conducting research at Fraunhofer IOF. His main working areas are physical optical simulations, beam propagation, partial coherence, classical optical design, aberration theory, system development and metrology. He is also heading regularly educational seminars for professionals about optical design.

 

Dr. Robert Brüning

Robert Brüning completed his studies of physics with a focus on optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena in 2013 and received his doctorate in the field of laser beam characterization, diffractive optics, and complex light (2013–2017). Afterwards, he worked as a post-doc at the Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule with the focus on miniaturized spectrometers until 2018. In 2019, he became group leader for "Microoptical Imaging Systems" with a research focus on multispectral camera systems at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena. Since 2020, he is head of department for "Optical and Mechanical System Design".

 

Dr. Peter Kühmstedt

Peter Kühmstedt received his Diploma in 1990 in Physics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. He was with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering Jena from 1992 to 1996 and has been working there again since 1999. He has been group manager of the 3D measurement group since 2000 and in 2020 he became Head of the department Imaging and Sensing. Kühmstedt received his Ph.D. degree in the Physics Department at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University at Greifswald in 2003. His major field of work is the development of 3D measurement systems.

 

Prof. Dr. Uwe D. Zeitner

Uwe D. Zeitner received his diploma, PhD, and Habilitation in physics in 1995, 1999, and 2008, respectively, from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. Since 1999, he works at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, currently as a member of the scientific board. His field of research lies in the development of micro- and nano-lithographic solutions for optical applications enabled by fundamental research in various fields. He has a strong background in the development of high-performance optical components and gratings for applications like laser pulse compression or space-borne spectroscopy for missions like GAIA, Sentinel-4/5, FLEX, or CarbonSat.

 

Speakers of Module 3

 

Dr. Falk Eilenberger  

Falk Eilenberger received his diploma in physics in 2008, after which he went to the University of Sydney as a Visiting Scholar to conduct research on nonlinear effects in optical communication systems. He received his PhD from Friedrich Schiller University in 2014 for research on spatiotemporal phenomena in nonlinear optics. Subsequently, he worked for four years as a science coordinator at Fraunhofer IOF, where he was already able to contribute to the establishment of the research and development focus "Quantum Technologies". In 2018, he moved back to Friedrich Schiller University as a junior research group leader focusing on "Photonics in 2D Materials". His group conducts research on quantum nanomaterials as well as system solutions in optical quantum technology. His main focus in university teaching is quantum informatics and quantum algorithms.

 

Dr. Markus Gräfe

Dr. Markus Gräfe received his PhD at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in 2017 and pushed the field of integrated quantum photonics forward. Since 2018 he is head of the "Quantum-Enhanced-Imaging" Group at Fraunhofer IOF and focuses on novel microscopy and spectroscopy methods as based on non-classical states of light. The goal is to develop new sensing and diagnostic tools for life sciences. Besides, he works on quantum hardware development such as field deployable photon pair sources or quantum random number generators.

 

Dr. Fabian Steinlechner

Fabian Steinlechner is principal investigator of the Fraunhofer Attract "Quantum Communication Technologies" group within the "Leistungszentrum Photonik" and the Abbe Center of Photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Research in the group ranges from applied technology research on ultra-bright and space-proof entangled photon sources to exploring new methods for generating, manipulating, and transmitting quantum states of light for applications in long-distance quantum communications and remote sensing.

 

Dr. Erik Beckert

Erik Beckert studied mechanical engineering in the field of precision engineering at the Technical University of Ilmenau. In 2005, he received his PhD with his thesis on the integration of compact opto-electronic systems. Since 2001 he has been working at Fraunhofer IOF, currently as head of the department "Opto-mechatronic Components and Systems". As an engineer he focusses on hardware-based approaches and implementations in the field of quantum hardware. He is also involved in larger funding projects that aim at building exemplary quantum infrastructures and demonstrating how to make communication physically tap-proof.

Future of Leadership in Photonics - details on second module package

Reinventing Leadership Development in Photonics

Leadership forms the backbone of an organization. In order to maneuver in rapidly changing and complex environments, a system view is needed. Effective leadership strengthens the ability to make decisions in complex situations. Develop your knowledge as a "Future Leader in Photonics" and learn how to turn problems into opportunities for yourself, your team, and your organization. Experience the potential of appreciative leadership and appreciative organizational development while taking into account the special characteristics of the photonics industry.

 

The module "Future of Leadership in Photonics" is designed as a two-day module and consists of the following parts:

  • Appreciative Leadership (Day 4)
  • Appreciative Organizational Development (Day 5)

Learning and personal development need to be reflected over time. Therefore, we include a blended learning phase in this course. Thus, you are able to reflect on your progress and mastery. 

 

Find out more about the topics in the detailed descriptions beside.

Schedule

The times shown are approximate.

 

FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP IN PHOTONICS

 

Module 4 / Day 4

Appreciative
Leadership

Module 4 / Day 5

Appreciative
Organizational Development

8:30 A.M. -
9:00 A.M.

Check-in and get together
(with coffee and tea)

TOP 1

9:00 A.M. -
12:00 P.M.

Appreciative
Leadership
Appreciative
Organizational Development

12:00 P.M. -
12:30 P.M.

Lunch

TOP 2

12:30 P.M. -
3:30 P.M.

Appreciative
Leadership
Appreciative
Organizational Development

4:00 P.M. -
7:00 P.M.

Networking and festive event:
30 years Fraunhofer IOF

 

Module 4: Future in Leadership in Photonics

Learning Objectives:      

  • Acquire and practice new leadership tools for your business context
  • Discover your self-image and attitude as a leader
  • Identify your deeper intentions of what you want to create in your business
  • Craft and maintain sustainable relationships
  • Develop an easier handling of the change in photonics

 

Your Benefits:

  • Become a "Future Leader in Photonics"
  • Master your leadership skills by sharpening the following skills:  
    • A positive view of human nature 
    • Your awareness of the complexity 
    • Experimental orientation 
  • Perceive and strengthen your potential in the business context of photonics
  • Develop your own growth mindset
Mountaineers on the mountainside, securing each other.
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The work of leaders as service to the guided.

Module Part: Appreciative Leadership


Principles and Foundations

  • Transformation of leadership
  • Defining appreciative leadership 
  • Five strategies for appreciative leadership
  • Being successful with appreciative leadership

 

Leadership Effectiveness

  • Growth Mindset
  • Mindfulness
  • Applied empathy
  • Experimental exploration

 

Application of new Concepts in Practice

  • Leadership & Design Thinking
  • Positive Psychology
  • Liberating Structures
  • Development of human potential

 

Module Part: Appreciative Organizational Development

 

Principles and Foundations of Appreciative Inquiry

  • DNA of Appreciative Inquiry – a framework for positive change
  • The power of positive images
  • Collaboration energizers
  • Be the change"

Brave New Work

  • The organizational operating system: 12 key dimensions
  • A positive view of human nature and awareness of the complexity
  • Organizational flow – roundabouts versus traffic lights
  • Six basic patterns as starting points for successful organizational development

Organizational Learning

  • Failure & learning
  • Action research – learning by doing
  • Future tensions
  • Facilitating change
  • Advice Process

Dr. Reinhold Pabst is responsible for the leadership module. He is an experienced innovation strategist, coach, and researcher in the field of innovation management, leadership, and organizational development at Fraunhofer IOF.

Speaker of Module 4

 

Dr. Reinhold Pabst

Reinhold Pabst is team leader of the "Human Resources Development, Organizational Development and Innovation" group at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, where he is also responsible for the New Work area. He is an experienced innovation strategist, coach and researcher in the field of innovation management and organizational development. He holds a Ph.D. in innovation marketing, an M.A. in coaching and leadership, and an M.Sc. in business administration. In his research, he focuses on the role of innovation facilitation and related competencies and tools. His practical experience includes entrepreneurship in two start-ups and over ten years of coaching and consulting in the field of innovation, business and personnel development.

 

Reinhold Pabst has published numerous books on the subject of "Appreciative Leadership and Organizational Development" (excerpt):

Pabst, R. et al. (2022): Wertschätzende Teamentwicklung, 1. Edition, Wiley.

Pabst, R. (2022): Wertschätzende universitäre Organisationsentwicklung, 1. Edition Fraunhofer Verlag. (expected release May 2022)

Pabst, R. (2021): Future of Leadership. Space for Reflection to Shape Transformation Processes, 1. Edition, Fraunhofer Verlag.

Pabst, R. et al. (2020): Wertschätzende Organisationsentwicklung, 1. Edition, Wiley.

Pabst. R. et al. (2020): Context is king: Facilitation in innovation projects. A comparison between academic and industry projects, Journal of Innovation Management Vol 8, No 3 (2020) 48-74.

Pabst, R. (2020): 3Dsensation Whitepaper. Die Zukunft der Forschungsallianz. Hand in Hand in die Zukunft: Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion 2025

Gonera, A., Pabst R. (2019): The Use of Design Thinking in Transdisciplinary Research and Innovation Consortia: Challenges, Enablers and Benefits, Journal of Innovation Management, Vol 7 No 3 (2019),

Pabst, R, Koch, L, Podlinski, V. (2019): Erfolgreiche Innovationsworkshops, 1. Edition, Wiley.

Pabst et al. (2019): Oscillating Degrees of Openness in Open Innovation Projects in Research and Innovation Consortia. EURAM 2019

Pabst et al. (2019): Setups for Process Facilitation in Innovation Projects. A comparison between academic and corporate projects, ISPIM 2019

Pabst, R., Tyrasa, I., Preuss, R. (2019): Technology incubators: The Provision of R&D infrastructure and its benefit on high-tech start-ups, ISPIM 2019

Pabst et al. (2018): “Temporal patterns of Open Innovation in Research and Innovation Collaborations”, ISPIM connects 2018

Gonera, A., Pabst R. (2018): Design Thinking in Research Projects – Troublemaker or Gamechanger, ISPIM connects 2018

Drescher, M., Zorn, J., Mauroner, O., Pabst, R. (2017): Open Innovation Practices in Small and Medium-sized High-Tech Enterprises: The Role of Digital Technologies, WOIC 2017, San Francisco

Drescher, M., Mauroner, O., Pabst, R. (2017): Open Innovation in High-Tech SMEs – The Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation, EURAM 2017, Glasgow

Drescher, M., Mauroner, O., Pabst, R. (2016): Open Entrepreneurial Orientation – The Influence of Entrepreneurial Orientation on Open Innovation Activities in SME, WOIC 2016, Barcelona

Drescher, M., Mauroner, O., Pabst, R. (2016): Open Innovation in KMU: Wie kleine Unternehmen von Open Innovation profitieren können, Innteract Conference 2016, Chemnitz

Helm, R., Bühren, C., Pabst, R. (2011): Using warm-up stages before measuring preferences for innovative products, International Journal of Product Development 15(4):227 – 248

Pabst, R. (2010): Präferenzmessung bei inkrementellen Innovationen, Hamburg

Certificate

 

Upon successful completion of the full program, participants will receive the joint certificate: "Fraunhofer Certificate PHOTONICS MANAGER COMPACT" by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF.

 

Active participation and full-time attendance of the four modules are required in order to receive the certificate.

 

The program will be conducted a the Fraunhofer IOF in Jena by leading experts in the respective research field.

 

A total of 15 places are available for our development program "Photonics Manager Compact".

Contact

For registration and individual consultation please contact our program coordinator at Fraunhofer IOF:

 

Franziska Krieg

Contact Press / Media

Franziska Krieg

Program Coordinator
"Photonics Manager"

Fraunhofer IOF
Albert-Einstein-Straße 7
07745 Jena

Phone (+49 3641) 807-212 // 807-809