MWS EU 2021 Speaker

Dr. Michael Wagner

  • Fraunhofer IPMS
  • Business Unit Manager, Spatial Light Modulators
  • Biography

Michael Wagner joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) Dresden, Germany as manager of product development of micro mirror based Spatial Light Modulators (SLM) in 2003. Since mid of 2005 he is heading the SLM business unit at Fraunhofer IPMS.

Prior to his career at Fraunhofer Michael worked on image sensors as project manager and technology development expert.
He received his diploma and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Siegen, Germany.

  • Presentation

Micro Mirror Arrays: Enabling Technology for Holographic Displays.

After a brief introduction of micro mirror array (MMA) devices of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) the talk will outline latest activities towards the development of MMAs for holographic display applications. Real 3D displays for virtual, augmented and mixed reality will contribute to “the new normal”, and their demand is increasing rapidly. Several application areas call for an improvement of the user experience. Probably the best possible solution is the full reconstruction of a natural light field by real holography for perfectly realistic images. A novel type of piston mode MMA will be developed, with pixels of only a few micrometer pitch, each micro mirror precisely and individually addressable to many deflection states.

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  • Company Profile

Fraunhofer IPMS

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden Germany is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 75 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Relying on 29,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.8 billion euros. Around 70 percent of this sum are generated through industrial commissions and publicly financed research projects.

Company Product

Fraunhofer IPMS develops for its customers products and technologies in the realm of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems (MOEMS). Our capabilities span the entire development arc for MEMS and MOEMS products and technologies. Upon request, we can either undertake in-house pilot and low-volume fabrication, or support technology transfer to a facility of the client’s choice. In these endeavors, we use our existing technological capabilities for bulk MEMS, surface MEMS, and the monolithic integration of CMOS and MEMS/MOEMS. Our work is performed in a state-of-the-art MEMS clean room, capable of handling 200 mm wafers.

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems
Maria-Reiche-Str.2, D-01109 Dresden

Phone: +49 (0) 351 8823 372
Fax: +49 (0) 351 8823 199

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