Date&Time: April 8-10, 2015, 10:00-18:00 (10:00-17:00 on April 10)
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight 


Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS and Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications HHI will have a booth at Photonix 2015 (Booth No.: 30-34).

About Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer IPMS with its 300 employees is dedicated to applied research and development in the fields of photonic microsystems, microsystems technologies, nanoelectronic technologies and wireless microsystems. Direct commissions from industry contribute 50 percent to the annual research budget of 30 million euros.

We offer complete solutions: From conception to component right up to complete systems. This includes sample and pilot production in our 1500 m² (15,000 ft²) clean room (ISO 14644-1 class 4). Fraunhofer IPMS is certified according to the standard DIN EN 9001:2008 for research, development and fabrication.


  • MEMS retinal scanner for biometric authentication
  • Miniaturized MEMS scanning grating spectrometer
  • Laser projection module

About Fraunhofer HHI

A major aim of HHI R&D is to apply new technologies for high capacity optical communications. Our world class results include Terabit/s transmission and wireless optical communications using light. The scope of photonic components includes LEDs, Lasers, fast photodiodes, novel InP based THz devices as well as optoelectronic integrated circuits based on HHIs PolyBoard platform. 


Mr. Fahim Nawabi

Japan Representative, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Herz Institute HHI

Phone: +81-90-4077-7609


  • PolyBoard: Optochips for telecom, datacom and sensing 

PolyBoard is HHI's platform for the hybrid integration of passive planar polymer waveguides, active InP components and thin-film filters for polarization and wavelength handling. It enables the quick and cost-efficient development of optochips. These include, among many others, ONUs and OLTs for WDM-PON, coherent receivers for access and AWGs for structurual health monitoring with FBG networks. 

  • Terahertz sensing: contact free thickness measurement of multilayer structures  

THz is an ideal tool for the analysis of multilayer structures, since many materials are transparent at THz frequencies. The advantage of our optoelectronic approach for HHI's novel continuous-wave THz system is the bandwidth of more than 3 THz. This allows the unambiguous determination of material thicknesses over a range of several meters with micron precision. 


  • Coherent detection of high-speed data signals with various modulation formats (QPSK, n-QAM)

Coherent receiver module with integrated beam splitter, 4 balanced photo receivers / detectors and optical 90 degree hybrid
Up to 8 electrical RF-outputs for pos./neg., I/Q and both polarizations
Optical inputs for LO / data signal
Automatic or manually tunable gain and peak detector output in TIA-version
C- and L-band operating wavelength range
3dB cut-off frequencies up to 40 GHz

  • Coherent optical receiver with up to 70 GHz bandwidth in a 19 inch Chassis

Four optical extender heads for direct connection to high-bandwidth oscilloscopes
Test and measurement of high-bandwidth optical signals
Simultaneous detection of I-/Q-signal and both polarizations
Optical inputs for local oscillator and data signal
Automatic or manually tunable gain and peak detector output in TIA-version
C and L-band operating wavelength range
3dB cut-off frequency up to 70 GHz