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Hamamatsu Photonics

5th Technology Days


  • Welcome to Hamamatsu Photonics' 5th Technology Day 'Fresh from the lab' in Munich!



    Wednesday, 27th of November 17:30 - 22:30 Evening reception
    Thursday, 28th of November 09:30 - 17:00 Technology Day




    Courtyard Munich Center by Marriot

    Schwanthalerstraße 37, 

    80336 München


    What’s on?

    Evening Reception (27th November 2019)

    This years’ event will take commence at 17:30 on 27th November. The evening will begin with a welcome reception and a  industry focused presentation from our keynote speaker Dr. Werner Ritter, providing insight and knowledge into the Automotive market. After that, Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz will give an introduction about all topics which will be discussed during the Technology Day.

    Following, we will have a relaxed bavarian dinner at the Schiller Bräu, a traditional bavarian restaurant with its own brewery. It will be an ideal opportunity to network with likeminded people from industry and academia.


    We hope to see you during the evening to celebrate with us another successful Technology Day.


    Please see below the full agenda for the evening reception:












    Photonics21 - A shining European Technology Platform

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    Hamamatsu Photonics


    What happens to self-driving cars if the weather turns bad? New Sensor Suite for driver assistance and automated driving working 24/7 – in all weather

    Dr. Werner Ritter

    Daimler AG, Stuttgart


    Get Together

    Schiller Bräu, Munich


  • Technology Day (28th November 2019)

    Technology Day will take place on the 28th November from 9:30-17:00.


    With this year’s theme, “Fresh from the lab” Hamamatsu will introduce a range of technologies we have been closely working on in the following application areas; Analytics and NDT, MPPC/SiPM & 3D Imaging and VCSEL and Beam Steering.

    The day will offer a number of networking opportunities and we hope that the topics covered on the agenda will spark interest and debate amongst attendees. 


    At Hamamatsu we pride ourselves on meeting our customers’ needs and we hope Technology Days will offer a forum for discussion and an opportunity for us to learn more about the applications and products you are using in your given field.


    Please see below for the full agenda of Technology Day Munich.

    Time Presentation Who

    9:15 - 9:30


    9:30 –   9:35


    Oliver Roesler

    9:35 – 10:30

    Novel imaging techniques for diagnostics and non-destructive testing

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    10:30 – 11:00

    Coffee and networking

    11:00 – 12:00


    Prof. Dr. Massimo Caccia

    12:00 – 13:30

    Lunch and networking

    13:30 – 14:30

    Large-area display technologies

    Prof. Dr. Peter Seitz

    14:30 – 15:00

    Coffee and networking

    15:00 – 15:30

    When precision matters: Femtosecond lasers, Terahertz systems, and optical frequency combs, and its applications

    Dr. Michael Mei, Menlo Systems

    15:30 – 16:00

    Fiber-Integrated Spectrometer

    Dr. Christian Waltermann, FiSens

    16:00 – 17:00




    Oliver Roesler



    See you in Munich!


    Your Hamamatsu Team.

  • Speakers & Abstracts

    Dr. Werner Ritter

    Daimler AG


    Dr. Werner Ritter received his M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin in 1988 and his PhD from the University of Koblenz in 1996. His thesis dealt with a traffic sign recognition system in color image sequences, which was successfully demonstrated during the final review of the European PROMETHEUS project in 1994. Until 2000 he led the development of the DAIMLER traffic sign recognition system at DAIMLER´s research. From 2000 - 2012, he was responsible for the development of the DAIMLER nigh view system in the DAIMLER research department. Since 2012 he has been responsible for the development of DAIMLER´s bad-weather-driver-assistance systems. With this focus, he manages the DAIMLER activities of several publicly funded EU projects. He is currently coordinating the publicly funded EU ECSEL project DENSE (aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm, 2016 - 2019) with the goal of developing a 24/7 all-weather sensor suite.


    What happens to self-driving cars if the weather turns bad? New Sensor Suite for driver assistance and automated driving working 24/7 – in all weather



    Current Advanced-Driver-Assistance-Systems (ADAS) offer comfort and safety in good weather. However, they often fail to sense their surroundings in visibility conditions with heavy rain, snow or fog causing the automated systems to stop their support.

    The publicly funded EU project DENSE (aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm, addresses this key challenge of autonomous driving by developing a fully reliable environment perception technology that extends the performance of sensors in adverse visibility conditions. The project designs, tests and validates a generic and affordable sensor suite that enables driver assistance systems and autonomous driving systems to operate also in adverse weather.

    The project started in June 2016. After a short overview of the currently used sensors and their limitations in adverse weather, results of the sensor development and testing, as well as of the processing unit are presented.


    Dr. Michael Mei

    Menlo Systems


    Master in Science, University of Massachusetts, 1994
    Diploma in Physics, University of Konstanz, 1996
    (experimental work in University of New York, Stony Brook, 1996)
    PhD in Physics, Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, and Ludwig-Maximilians University, 2001
    Topic: Atom Interferometry (Experimente zur atomaren Vielstrahlinterferenz)
    Advisor: Prof. T. W. Hänsch

    Research Associate
    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1997
    Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics: 1998-2001
    Founder, CEO, Menlo Systems, 2001-present   


    When precision matters: Femtosecond lasers, Terahertz systems, and optical frequency combs, and its applications



    Menlo Systems GmbH is a leading developer and global supplier ofinstrumentation for high precision metrology. The presentation will summarize latest technology achievements in its Nobel Prize winning optical frequency comb products and highlight some recentapplications that are enabled by the high precision instrumentsbased on femtosecond lasers, Terahertz systems, and optical frequency combs.


    Dr. Christian Waltermann



    Christian Waltermann was born in 1986, studied physics at the Leibnitz University Hanover at the Institute for Quantum Optics until 2012 and doctorated at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute on a new kind of fiber optical 3D shape sensor afterwards in 2016. For over ten years, he has been working on the modification of different materials with femtosecond laser pulses and the creation of FBG-based sensors. He founded FiSens in 2017, formerly FiberSense, together with Philip Guehlke.


    Fiber-Integrated Spectrometer



    Highly focused femtosecond laserpulses are applied to create a unique diffractive element directly within the core of a standard optical fiber. Without the need of any pre- or postprocessing the nanoscopic grating combines all optical components of a classical spectrometer and leads to a device with sub-nanometer resolution even at extremely small footprints. The only two remaining components are the modified optical fiber and a detector which allows economic and robust spectroscopy even at industrial scale. As a first application a miniaturized interrogation system for fiber optical sensors is presented.



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  • Contact information

    Alexander Kirst


    Phone: +49 8152 375 118