Highlights 2023


Laboratory excursion to the royal castles



 

21.08.2023


Laboratory excursion to the royal castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau



The lab excursion took us to the royal castles, which were a must see for our international students. Afterwards we walked around the Albsee. The day ended with a cozy get-together in the beer garden at the Ammersee.





Prof. Dr. Roths opening the party



 

27.07.2023


Summer Party 2023



The popular Photonics Summer Party is enjoyed by students, alumni and representatives from industry for exchange and networking. We would especially like to thank the Industrial Advisory Board for their financial support.





International exchange studens



 

Summer semester 2023


International Exchange Students



We wish our new international exchange students a good start in our photonics lab and a nice stay in Munich.





Laser World of Photonics 2023



 

04.07.2023


Fascination Photonics at the Laser World of Photonics



The excursion to this year's Laser World of Photonics trade fair generated great enthusiasm among the participating bachelor's and master's students.
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Highlights 2022


Hiking and relaxed get-together 2022



 

14.10.2022


Hiking and relaxed get-together



The lab team hiked to the Taubenstein summit with a great early autumn weather in the back and along exhausting trails and beautiful waterfalls. Cakes and beer were deserved at the summit’s cottage.





Prof. Dr. Roths opening the party with traditional barrel tapping



 

28.07.2022


Summer Party 2022



After long COVID break, the yearly summer party could be hold again, with current and former students as well as lecturers and friends of the photonics study course and its laboratories gathering for barbecue and beer. A relaxed atmosphere in the universities backyard allowed networking and an enjoyable finish of the summer semester 2022.
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From left to right: Prof. Schrag (TUM), Prof. Koch (TUM), F. Dutz (HM), Prof. Roths (HM)



 

08.04.2022


Dr.-Ing. F. Dutz received his doctorate



Congrats to F. Dutz for defending his dissertation with great success: The examination committee, Prof. Schrag (TUM), Prof. Koch (TUM), and Prof. Roths (HM)(from left to right) got valuable insights into the development of fiber-optical sensors for deployment in gas reactors or turbines, which are used to optimize the system efficiencies
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Highlights 2021


From left to right: Prof. Hanik (TUM), Prof. Koch (TUM), M. Lindner (HM), Prof. Roths (HM)



 

08.11.2021


Dr.-Ing. M. Lindner received his doctorate



Delighted faces after the dissertation defence of M. Lindner: The examination committee and doctorate, Prof. Hanik (TUM), Prof. Koch (TUM), M. Lindner (HM) and Prof. Roths (HM)(from left to right) were visibly impressed by the research results showing the first embedding of fiber-optical sensors into cast parts, which offers a new opportunity for structural health monitoring
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Workshop joint photonics research



 

06.10.2021


Workshop Forschungsfeld Photonik (joint photonics research) in Fischbachau



The laboratories of the Photonics research area met for a workshop. The current research projects were presented at the meeting. Numerous connections were found for the thematic and pesonal cooperation of the laboratories.

Highlights 2020

 


 

18.11.2020


Prizes for theses


Prizes for theses in the field of optics in the amount of 10,000 euros by Prof. Hönle
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The Photonics Laboratory group visited the Wendelstein

 

24.09.2020


Wendelstein



The Photonics Laboratory group visited the Wendelstein. In fine weather the members of the Photonics Group "climbed" the summit on "different paths".

 


 

11.08.2020-11.08.2020


Multipoint fibre-optic temperature probe for a gas turbine of Siemens Energy



Franz Dutz was in Finspang at a mass campania for "Multipoint fibre-optic temperature probe for a gas turbine of Siemens Energy" from 11 to 12 August. Here is the report of the, Bayerische Forschungsstiftung, Erfolgsstories: Faseroptische Hochtemperatursensornetzwerke
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Highlights 2019

 


 

20.11.2019-21.10.2019


Presentation at the Gas Turbine Instrumentation Conference 2019



Franz Dutz gave a talk at the Gas Turbine Instrumentation Conference EVI-GTI in Graz, Austria, on “High temperature distribution monitoring in gas turbine exhaust ducts with multi-point fiber-optic sensors.”

 

The Photonics Laboratory group visited the Pinakothek der Moderne

 

10.10.2019


Modern paintings and beer garden



In the morning the Photonics Laboratory group visited the Pinakothek der Moderne and in the afternoon they enjoyed the beer garden at the Chinese tower.

 

EWOFS 2019

 

01.10.2019-04.10.2019


Presentation at the 7th European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors (EWOFS)



The Laboratory presented two posters at EWOFS 7 in Limassol, Cyprus. One poster high temperatures characteristics on RFBGs (Lindner et al.) and one poster on stiffness mapping fo cartilage (Javadzadeh et al.)

 

Prof. Dr. Huber opens the party

 

30.07.2019


Summer Party 2019



Our traditional summer party took place on Tuesday July 30th night. Current and former students as well as Professors and Lecturers of the master’s course in Photonics assembled together with representatives of industrial cooperating partners from Siemens, Toptica Photonics, Innolas, Laser Components and Novanta (and others) assembled in a relaxed atmosphere in the universities courtyard. With barbeque and Augustiner beer from the barrel, this community enjoyed the nice summer night and celebrated the end of the Summer Term. This was a great opportunity to establish and to expand informal contacts between students, faculty and industry.

 

B. Hopf and the doctoral examination committee:
From left to right: Prof Hanik (TUM), Prof. Roths (HM), B. Hopf und Prof. Koch (TUM)

 

08.02.2019


Dr.-Ing. B. Hopf received her doctorate



Pleased and happy faces after the defense of the dissertation of B. Hopf: The examination committee, Prof Hanik (TUM), Prof. Roths (HM) und Prof. Koch (TUM) (from left to right) were visibly impressed by her research results in the field of fiber optic sensing. She successfully received her doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Munich with her dissertation about “Fiber Bragg grating based multi-parameter measurements for the application in high power generators.”

 

Highlights 2018

 

Novanta GmbH, Garching:
New member of the " Industrial Advisory Board Photonics"

 

23.11.2018


Bachelor-students of Physics Engineering visit Novanta GmbH



Students of the Bachelor program “Engineering Physics” had the opportunity to get a close look to the application laboratory of the NOVANTA GmbH in Garching, which specialized insight in customized solutions for laser-based drilling and cutting applications. The Novanta Europe GmbH in Garching is responsible for application, distribution and service throughout Europe and is a memmber of the industrial advisory partner (“indurstrieller Beirat”) for the master program Photonics.

 

Prof. M. Yang

Photonics Colloquium: Talk about optical fiber sensing technologies at Wuhan

 

01.10.2018-20.12.2018


Stay of Prof. Minghong Yang, Wuhan University of Technology, China



Prof. Minghong Yang, director of the National Engineering Laboratory for Fiber Optic Sensing Technology (NEL-FOST) at the Wuhan University of Technology, China, stayed for two month at the department of Applied Sciences giving courses about fiber optic sensing and thin film optics in the master programs Photonics, Micro- and Nanotechnology and Mechatronics/Precision Engineering.
His stay also provoked the first wish to a further collaboration in academic research between the Photonics Laboratory and the NEL-FOST. We are grateful having the opportunity for such effective international interactions.

 

The team of the Photonics Laboratory enjoying the great landscape around Murnau

 

12.10.2018


Art and Landscapes: Laboratory tour to Murnau



Great art work and a beautiful landscape were the main impressions that the participants of the Photonics Laboratory took home from their trip to Murnau. The tour included a visit of the “Schlossmuseum” as well as a great walk around the “Staffelsee” with a brief view to the moor all accompanied by good weather and a lot of fun.

 

 

15.04-19.04.2018


Presentation at SPIE-Defense and Commercical Sensing



Our newest research on multipoint temperature sensing with regenerated fiber Bragg gratings, especially for the control and determination of temperature gradients in gas turbines, was presented at the SPIE-Defense and Commercical Sensing in Orlando, Florida.

 

Invited Talk: SPIE-Conference SPIE-Photonics West

 

30.01.2018-01.02.2018


Presentation at SPIE-Photonics West, San Francisco



Analyzing the biomechanical behavior of cartilage in the human knee would be important for determining and staging of osteoarthritis diseases of human knee. The Photonic Laboratory invented a novel fiber optical (FBG-based) micro-indentation technique to distinguish between healthy and degenerated cartilage. Prof. Roths presented the latest research results to a large and interested international photonics community.