Photonics 4 Space

Mon, 04.12.2023, Brugg-Windisch

Photonics 4 Space

Photonics is of vital importance for many space applications including areas such as telecommunications, earth observation, and space exploration. It is the fundamental technology for high-speed, low-power communications, remote sensing, imaging, navigation, guidance and many more. It is expected that the importance of Photonics will continue to grow in the next decades. 

In this workshop we will address the newest technical results, upcoming challenges and opportunities in photonics for space. It will be complemented by presentations on new and established initiatives & organizations and roadmaps.

The FHNW organizes a labtour. In case of interest please send an E-Mail to !

This workshop is free of charge

Registration compulsory
This Workshop is free of charge, but registration is required. The link is on top of the page. If you would like to register more than one participant, please fill for each an individual form.
Deadline for registration 29 November 2023

The workshop will start at 11:15 following the General Assembly of Swissphotonics
10:45 Registration
11:15 Technologies and Markets - I
12:00 Labtour and lunch
13:30 Technologies and Markets - II
14:30 Networking break
15:00 Technologies and Markets - III
16:00 Networking Break
16:30 Initiatives, organizations and roadmaps
17:30 Apéro
19:00 End


Monday, 4 December 2023


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch

Map: Map FHNW

Contact Swissphotonics
Dr. Christian Bosshard
Managing Director Swissphotonics
+41 79 405 1826

Dr. Christoph Harder
President Swissphotonics
+41 79 219 90 51

23 October 2023, Christian Bosshard
Christoph Harder, President Swissphotonics
Moderation Technologies and Markets - I
Ronald Holtz, Head of laser technology, FHNW
Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics
Introduction to Workshop
Berthold Schmidt, CTO Trumpf
TRUMPF’s step into space: from laser-based 3D metal printing to quantum sensors TRUMPF\'s step into space
Reto Muff, Technical Advisor, Thales Alenia Space
Photonics to and in Space Photonics to and in Space
Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics
Moderation Technologies and Markets - II
Jürg Leuthold, Head of Dept. Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (D-ITET)
Enabling Tbit/s Free-Space Optical Communications Free space optical communication
Florian Emaury, CEO & Co-founder Menhir Photonics
Towards ruggedized ultrafast lasers in space Towards rugged ultrafast laser in space
Michael Geiselmann, CCO Ligentec
Low loss Photonic Integrated Circuits: SWaP advantages for Space PICs for space
Christoph Harder, President Swissphotonics
Moderation Technologies and Markets - III
Ming-Lo Wu, PhD Student, EPFL AQUAlab
SPADs for space SPADs for space
Sho Watanabe, Product Manager, Albis Optoelectronics
Development of packaged photodiode for use in intra-satellite photonic RF links Packaged photodiodes
Lauriane Karlen, Senior R&D Engineer Laser Technology, CSEM
Space Metrology: Laser Stability for the LISA Mission and 3D Imaging LiDAR Space Metrology
Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics
Moderation Initiatives, organizations and roadmaps
Raoul Keller, Secretary General, Swissmem
Swissmem Space Group Swissmem space group
Julien Bonnaud, Space Technology Advisor, Space Exchange
Photonics Technology Roadmap at ESA Photonics roadmap at ESA
Manne K A Koerfer, Business Strategy & Offset Director, Safran Vectronix
Offset - An important government tool for defence contracts
Christoph Harder/Christian Bosshard
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