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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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42 Cluster Report Optics and PhotonicsPhotonics and Quantum Technology for Communications and Sensors networks in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. At Adlershof, the company operates a research and development centre for innovative products in telecommunications technology. Polyboard 1x1 structure with lilix ® reflector © FOC – fibre optical components GmbH ADVA Optical Networking SE also has offices in Berlin. The telecommunications company has seen strong growth in recent years and is on the DCI (data centre interconnect) market one of the leading providers in the “Metro ICP/CNP” (Internet content provider/carrier neutral provider) and “Enterprise” categories. The ADVA FSP 3000 CloudConnect is a solution for fast data transfer that requires less floor space and energy than comparable technologies. Optical flexline © Fraunhofer HHI Fibre Optics continues to be innovative Optical fibres are not only transmission elements for digital, analogue, or spectral information; they can also become sensor elements themselves. They can also be used as probes or applicators for surgery or photodynamic therapy. Further information can be found in chapters 2.1 “Laser Technology”, 2.4 “Optical Analytics”, 2.5 “Biophotonics and Ophthalmic Optics” and 2.6 “Microelectronis and Microsystems Technology”. The Fraunhofer HHI spin-off u2t Photonics AG was recently acquired by the global player Finisar Germany GmbH. Finisar, headquartered in California, is a major provider of fibre-optic systems and data communications. The outstanding indium phosphide technology of u2t Photonics’ 100G high-speed receivers and photodetectors has proven to be an important investment for Finisar. The Berlin site continues to play a critical role in the development of advanced components targeting 100/200G and 400/600G applications, achieving up to 64 GBd data rates and providing fluid continental and intercontinental data traffic through underground and submarine cables. On its website, CORNING Inc. claims that after the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages, the Glass Age has begun. And the global corporation certainly plays an important role here. In Berlin, Corning Optical Communications GmbH & Co. KG has offices in Mitte and Adlershof. The Mitte branch manages the company’s complete fibre-optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications and data The region is also home to companies that manufacture glass fibres and waveguides. One example is FOC – fibre optical components GmbH, whose fibre coupling and splicing technology is used worldwide. FOC develops and produces passive optical components for use in data transmission, telecommunications, industrial control, sen-

Cluster Report Optics and PhotonicsPhotonics and Quantum Technology for Communications and Sensors 43 sor technology, laser and medical technology. FCC Fibre- CableConnect GmbH, on the other hand, specialises in fibre-optic cables for transmitting laser beams. The cables transport up to 1 kW laser power and are used in both industrial and medical applications. In addition, FCC has fibre bundles, probes for spectroscopy, and optical fibre couplers in its portfolio. Measurement Technology Founded in 1983, SHF Communication Technologies AG develops, manufactures, and sells components and measuring instruments for high-speed data transmission. These components and measuring instruments are frequently used in the communications industry, especially by telecommunications companies, network equipment manufacturers, and research institutes. SHF’s products primarily help increase the data transmission capacity of optical networks. Due to its special expertise in the field of high-speed data transmission, SHF has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this area. The growing demand for fast optoelectronic components and measurement devices is served by the following product segments: bit pattern generators and error analysers for data rates of up to 100 Gbps, optical transmitters and receivers for data rates up to 128 Gbps, driver amplifiers for optical modulators, and passive components for high-frequency technology. Tektronix GmbH is another specialist for measurement technology, sensor technology, and high-speed communication in Berlin. The company develops and manufactures testing and measurement solutions for complex tasks, including health, communications, mobility, and space flight. It has offices in 21 countries and offers a broad portfolio of services which include performance and energy efficiency as well as 3D sensor technology, semiconductor development, and wired communication. Optical transceiver based on a 2.5D glass interposer with optoelectronic components and microlenses © Fraunhofer IZM Photonic System Integration turns Components into Complex Systems Optical data transmission and sensor technology are more than just transmitters and receivers. In addition to electronic components, light sources (edge-emitting lasers, VCSEL, or LEDs), and detectors, but also passive elements such as lenses, optical fibres, filters, and polarisers are integrated into optoelectronic and photonic modules with transmitters and receivers, modulators, amplifiers, and switches. Such modules are much more complex than purely electronic modules and are therefore still usually set up and adjusted manually. One example of this is the manufacture of very high-quality micro-resonators from optical glass fibres. There is currently some very promising work underway in this field at the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM, which, in addition to production, also focuses on the packaging of these highly sensitive components. Many activities at Fraunhofer IZM (such as the PhoxLab) are described in detail in chapter 2.6 “Microsystems Technology” of this Report. Fraunhofer IZM develops standardised methods and processes for assembly and connection technology that are suitable for automation and drastically reduce manufacturing costs. For example, electro-optical interposers

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