EPIC Biophotonics Symposium and Exhibition at Messe Berlin 26-27 November 2015

The annual growth rate in biophotonics will become more and more important in the branch of photonic components. The Biophotonics Symposium in Berlin organized by EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) provided a basis for medical doctors and photonic researcher and companies in order to channel developments towards fulfilling the unmet needs in improving medical diagnosis and treatments. Dr. Anna Lena Giesecke, head of nanophotonics at AMO, held a talk titled Integrated photonics based on nanophotonic structures for medical applications and participated in the panel discussion about Future Trends in Biophotonics.

PPA network chosen as example of success

PPA_LogoPartners from research and development, equipment manufacturing and application are working together within the innovation network PPA (product- and process-security by spectroscopic analysis). Here, the focus lies on development and market launch of innovative and competitive spectrometers and detectors. Now, the PPA was decorated for its successful work within this network. The AMO GmbH is one of 21 active members of this network. [read more »]

Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft prepares itself for the future

The Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF), the umbrella organisation of fifteen research institutes in North Rhine-Westphalia, starts public communication.JRF_Logo_Unterzeile_RGB

From today on, the JRF can be found with a professional appearance on the web page with its motto ‘Research made in North Rhine-Westphalia for society, economy and politics’. Information concerning the community and activities of all institutes is available here, as well as contacting the agency and signing up for cost free presentations.

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20th Anniversary of AMO’s Wind Energy Plant ANIMA

WKA_ANIMAOn the  7th of June 1995, twenty years right before the energy transition, for which the German Federal Government now takes great care, the rotors named „Wolfgang“, „Georg“ and „Wilhelm“ started spinning. So they did successfully without an essential break until the 9th of May 2015, a few days before the end of its guarantee period. After 20 years of operation time, a fissure within the pivot of the complex led to a defect, which is going to be repaired just within the next few weeks, so that the complex will be 100% operational again. Within its total operation time, several heavy storms were overcome without damage and thus technical availability of 97% was reached.

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Successful finalization of the FP7 European Project “PLATON”: Merging Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics

With the final actions in March 2015, a successful conclusion of the European research project PLATON  targeting the integration of Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics has been achieved. The aim of the PLATON project was the realization of a new class of optical interconnects for the application in backplanes and Blade Servers, employing Plasmonics as a disruptive technology to achieve Terabit per second optical routing.

Final PLATON-Router chip, merging Plasmonics and Silicon Photonics on one SOI platform.
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Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft is gathering speed

JRFcommunity is growing / head office is established / evaluation procedure is to be prepared

Johannes-Rau-Forschungsgemeinschaft (JRF) founded just a year ago has been gathering speed in the meanwhile. JRF organized as a nonprofit association  has been welcome two new members already at the end of 2014: “Entwicklungszentrum für Schiffstechnik und Transportsysteme” (DST) as well as “Rheinisch-Westfälische Institut für Wasserforschung” (IWW). The research community currently counts 15 scientific institutes with more than 1200 employees in North Rhine-Westphalia and with an annual turnover of more than 70 Millionen Euro.
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Release of the European roadmap for graphene science and technology


Europe’s Graphene Flagship lays out a science and technology roadmap, targeting research areas designed to take graphene and related 2d materials from academic laboratories into society.

In October 2013, academia and industry came together to form the Graphene Flagship. Now with 142 partners in 23 countries, and a growing number of associate members, the Graphene Flagship was established following a call from the European Commission to address big science and technology challenges of the day through long-term, multidisciplinary R&D efforts.
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Stable long term operation of graphene devices achieved


Graphene based devices have shown outstanding electrical and optical performances. However, the properties of graphene devices are extremely sensitive to environmental factors, such as humidity or gas composition, making a reproducible operation in normal atmosphere impossible so far.  Researchers from AMO GmbH and Graphenea SE have now demonstrated a sophisticated encapsulation technique enabling highly reproducible operation of graphene devices in normal atmosphere for several months.
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The Graphene Flagship – one year on


European physicists

It is European scientists and engineers who as part of the Graphene Flagship are closely coordinating research efforts, and accelerating the transfer of layered nanomaterials from the laboratory to factory floor.

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