Dates 2020

Conference: 10-14.10.2021 Potsdam

Save the date - ISLC 2021

FBH organizes the 27th International Semiconductor Laser Conference - ISLC 2021, which will be held in Potsdam.

Conference: 18.-21.04.2021 Berlin

Save the date - ICULTA 2021

The 2. International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications - ICULTA 2021 - will take place in Berlin, Germany.  more...

Diskussion: 06.11.2020, 13:00 - 14:00 Uhr, Berlin

Polit-Talk: Paving the Quantum Way

How can the government support companies as well as scientific institutions with developing Quantum Technologies? Federal Minister of Research and Education Anja Karliczek and representatives of the European Commission in discussion with Markus Krutzik, head of the department at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut and the HU Berlin, among others.

The event takes place as part of the Berlin Science Week and will be streamed live from the Futurium.

website of the event

01.-07.11.2020, Berlin

Quantum Future Academy 2020

For students of natural and engineering sciences. The academy was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 a digital program will take place. The FBH is the local partner together with the Humboldt-University.

virtual conference: 05.-08.10.2020

Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg

The FBH participates with several contributions

  • Session: Fachkräftesicherung – betriebliche Ausbildung (in German only)
  • Session: Berlin Quantum Technology Symposium
  • Lecture: Photonics for QT applications at FBH
  • Lecture: New Developments in High Duty Cycle Pulsed Laser Diodes and Modules for Pumping SWIR
  • Lecture in the Session working in Photonics

participation is free of charge - event website and registration

Online-Veranstaltung: 04.08.2020, 13:00 Uhr (in German)

Online-Veranstaltung zum Beruf Mikrotechnolog*in

Das Aus- und Weiterbildungsnetzwerk Hochtechnologie (ANH Berlin) bietet ein Online-Seminar zum Berufsfeld Mikrotechnologie an. Darin stellt unsere Auszubildende Zoe Baumann ihre Ausbildung und das Ferdinand-Braun-Institut vor. Melden Sie sich hier für die Online-Berufsorientierung an. Eine gute Gelegenheit für Kinder, Freunde und Bekannte einen virtuellen Blick in unsere Reinraumlabore zu werfen.

Network meeting: 01.-03.04.2020, Kiel - canceled

UV4Plants Association

The FBH is attending the 3rd network meeting of the UV4Plants-Association and will be involved with a lecture: "The influence of UV-B radiation in combination with blue and red light on the biosynthesis of flavonoid glycosides in different plant species".

Conference: 26.-29.04.2020 - postponed


The International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications will take place in Berlin from April 26-29, 2020 and is jointly organized by the German consortium "Advanced UV for Life" and the "International Ultraviolet Association" (IUVA).

Girls'Day am FBH: 26.03.2020 - canceled

Kleine Zwerge ganz groß

In diesem Jahr nimmt das FBH nicht am Girls'Day teil. Im kommenden Jahr können interessierte Mädchen wieder einen Blick in unsere Reinraumlabore werfen und mehr über  leistungsstarke Diodenlaser erfahren.

Conference: 09.-11.03.2020, Cottbus

German Microwave Conference 2020

FBH presents recent work at the GeMiC 2020. The conference will take place at the Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus-Senftenberg. 

The FBH is involved in several contributions to the conference:


  • A Compact Broadband Marchand Balun for Millimeter-wave and Sub-THz Applications
  • Modeling the Noise of Transferred-Substrate InP DHBTs at Highest Frequencies


  • An Improved EM-Simulation Procedure to Extract Extrinsic Elements of Terahertz InP DHBTs


  • Output Matching Network Design for Highly Efficient InP-DHBT W-Band PAs Utilizing a Defected Ground Structure


Conferences & Exhibition: 01.02. - 06.02.2020, San Francisco (USA)

FBH at Photonics West 2020

FBH presents its research results at the world's leading technology event for optics and photonics and is also represented at at the German Pavilion at booth 4545 together with its spin-offs  UVphotonics and BeamXpert. The conference program and further information are provided on the conference website. FBH contributions at the accompanying conferences:


  • Efficient, high power 780 nm pumps for high energy class mid-infrared solid state lasers
  • Design progress for higher efficiency and brightness in 1 kW diode-laser bars
  • Charge-shifting optical lock-in detection with shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscopy for the analysis of fluorescent heterogeneous samples
  • Wavelength stabilized high pulse power laser bars for line-flash automotive LIDAR
  • High-power, high-beam quality miniaturized laser module for pumping of solid state lasers at 980 nm
  • Reliable high-spectral-radiance 635 nm tapered diode lasers with monolithically integrated distributed Bragg reflector
  • Session "Advanced Raman and SERS Systems" - session chairs: Bernd Sumpf & Martin Maiwald
    • A diode laser based clinical diagnostic system using shifted excitation resonance Raman difference spectroscopy for the in vivo detection of ß-carotene in human skin (invited)
    • Improving Raman spectroscopy using diode lasers at 785 nm for shifted excitation Raman difference spectroscop (invited)


  • Traveling wave model based analysis of tapered broad-area lasers
  • Investigation of 48 emitter DBR laser bars under nanosecond high-peak current excitation


  • Recent progress for blue VCSELs and challenges to move to UV (invited)
  • A 310-nm optically pumped AlGaN VCSEL with two dielectric distributed Bragg reflectors
  • Ultra-short passive external cavity optical self-injection of a semiconductor quantum well laser (poster)


  • Are blue and ultraviolet VCSELs a reality or just a dream?  (invited)
  • Prospects and challenges for UV LEDs and UV lasers with tunnel junctions (invited)
  • A brief history of kilowatt-class diode-laser bars
  • Micro-integrated dual-wavelength ridge-waveguide master oscillator power amplifier with an optical output power of 0.5 W at 785 nm
  • Surface Bragg gratings for high-brightness lasers (invited)
  • Ultraviolet LEDs: steps towards high efficiency and high reliability  (invited)