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Cluster Report Photonics in the Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg

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54 Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Optical Analytics company in India specialises in monitoring the quality of milk and other foodstuffs. Optical remote sensing The Remote Sensing of Waterways Working Group of DLR’s Earth Observation Center (EOC) has offices in Berlin-Adlershof. The working group is working on using optical methods to measure the elements found in waterways from afar. While non-imaging sensors are used for this purpose on board ships or in the water itself, imaging spectrometers are used on aircraft and satellites to provide a separate image of the landscape for each spectral channel. Remote sensing is the only technology that can observe the high spatial and temporal dynamics of water bodies. The imaging spectrometer MOS-IRS developed at DLR and on board the IRS-P3 satellite from 1996 to 2005 was the first instrument of its kind. It was primarily developed to lay the foundations and prove the viability of satellite-based quantitative remote sensing. The imaging spectrometer MERIS on board ESA’s environmental satellite ENVISAT marked the transition to the regular provision of data for environmental monitoring by official users and to the monitoring of European environmental guidelines within the framework of the GMES programme. With the mobile phone microscope from Oculyze, for example, it is possible to count cells automatically. © Oculyze GmbH Oculyze GmbH in Wildau has developed an automated, digitalised, and mobile microscopy platform. The Oculyze microscope consists of a detachable optical module (~400x), a smartphone, and an Android application with integrated connection to the company server where the image recognition takes place. The optical module is plugged onto the smartphone and the enlarged image is displayed on the screen via app. The system was first used to analyse yeast levels in the brewing process. The mobility of the platform promises many other applications for the device. The Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics Working Group at the Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences – GFZ deals with radar and optical methods for the analysis of such geo-hazards as earthquakes, mass movements, glacier dynamics, permafrost, and anthropogenic surface deformations. The aim of the research is to develop automated procedures for monitoring and sharing radar and optical data to determine hazardous locations. Extensive information on research and industry in the field of microscopy can also be found in chapter 2.5 “Biophotonics and Ophthalmic Optics”. The increasing climate change has led to a number of research activities in Berlin and Brandenburg. For example, the Research Institute for Post-Mining Landscapes (FIB) conducts spectroscopic measurements to monitor the evaporation and water demand of different landscapes. For such tasks they use drones or images from satelites such as

Cluster Report Optics and Photonics – Optical Analytics 55 LANDSAT or SENTINEL. Experts from the Leibniz Center for Agricultural Landscape Research ZALF also collected comprehensive know how in the interpretation of satelite data for agricultural purposes. The Technical University Berlin hosts a chair of Geoinformation in Environmental Planning. There, they measure, model and evaluate spatio-temporal landscape structures and biophysical phenomena on the local to regional scale using remote sensing and geoinformatics methods. Process analysis of disperse materials The research and innovation centre innoFSPEC Potsdam (“innovative fibre-optic spectroscopy and sensor technology”) was founded in 2008 as a joint project of the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) and the University of Potsdam’s Physical Chemistry Department with the aim of generating innovations through intelligent application of fibre optics. innoFSPEC Potsdam is developing a unique fibre-optic method for the absolute quantification of optical absorption and scattering properties of highly light scattering, opaque materials. Among other things, this will enable a high-performance particle size determination in highly concentrated dispersions as inline-process analytics. In close cooperation with research and industry partners, the technology is used in the fields of food and polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, and biomedicine. Prof. Hans- Gerd Löhmannsröben, Dr. Roland Hass, and Dr. Oliver Reich founded the spin-off PDW Analytics GmbH from the University of Potsdam to use their research for commercial purposes. Plasma spectroscopy The Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften – ISAS e. V. is a non-university research institution based in Dortmund with a branch in Berlin-Adlershof. ISAS is developing different spectrographic methods and systems for applications in material and biomedical analytics. ISAS is working closely with companies in Berlin-Adlershof which will often also subsequently market the systems. Together with LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH, ISAS has established an application laboratory for Raman microscopy in the VIS-UV-DUV spectral range, using the Echelle spectrometer concept developed by ISAS. In cooperation with SENTECH Instrument GmbH, ISAS develops ellipsometers for thin-film analysis. These are used for tasks in the fields of biomedicine and optoelectronics. L.U.M. GmbH is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of instruments for direct and rapid stability analysis and particle characterisation of dispersions. With the help of the extremely powerful measuring technology, material separation processes can be analysed quickly, efficiently, and reliably, and dispersions can be comprehensively characterised. L.U.M.’s innovative analytical instruments are standard equipment in the laboratories of large chemical, food, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical companies. In addition to analytical measuring instruments, L.U.M. GmbH also offers analytical services and contract research in these same fields. L.U.M. GmbH is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and EN 46001. Arc Precision GmbH in Wildau has modular plasma sources for the highest industrial demands in its portfolio. These can be used to refine surfaces with ultra-hard coatings. The company also specialises in analysing the surfaces of coatings. SOPAT GmbH is a specialist for the analysis of particulate systems. The SOPAT system (Smart On-line Particle Analysis Technology) is a combination of photo-optical measurement technology and image processing software. It is used for in situ analysis of particle sizes in real time. In contrast to offline methods, this analysis takes place directly in the reactor, for the first time making it possible to control processes based on particle size. The technology allows easy measurement of drop size distribution before, during, or after a reaction, as it can be easily added to pipelines, columns, or reactors via standard flanges.

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