International Conference on Optics-photonics

The 10th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design and Fabrication, "ODF ’16, Weingarten, Germany", will be held on February 28th to March 2nd, 2016 at Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten, Weingarten with optional activities on March 3rd and 4th at Oberkochen and Jena, Germany.

Established in 1998 in Tokyo by the Optical Design Group (ODG) of today’s Optical Society of Japan (OSJ), ODF is an international biannual conference series on optics and photonics design and fabrication.

"ODF ’16, Weingarten, Germany" provides an international forum for original paper presentations and discussions of optics-photonics design and fabrication-related technological and scientific topics, including theory, design, fabrication, testing, applications and others.

Associated to the congress special sessions, such as short tutorial courses near Lake Constance (February 28th, 2016) as well as visits and symposia, will be offered at some of Germany’s most outstanding addresses in optics: Carl Zeiss in Oberkochen (March 3rd, 2016) and Fraunhofer IOF research labs in Jena (March 4th, 2016).


ODF ’16 is an international forum for engineers and scientists in the field of Optics-photonics Design and Fabrication to exchange ideas and achievements with the goal of future mutual progress. The conference covers the following major topical categories:

Category 1: Optical Design / Simulation, Lens Design

Illumination Simulation, Non-imaging Optics, Telescope Astronomique, Lens Design Theory, Fabrication and Testing, Simulation Software.

Category 2: Optical Components / Devices

Diffractive Optics and Holography, Thin Films, Fiber Optics, Integrated Optoelectronics, Optical Waveguide, Active Optical Components, Optical MEMS, Illumination Optical Components, Polarization Optics, Photonic Crystals, Lasers and Laser Optics, Detectors.

Category 3: Optical Systems

Illumination Optics, Information Optics, Optical Data Storage, Optical Lithography, Microscopy, Displays, Computational Photography, Automotive Optics, Bio-Medical Optics, Optofluidics,

Category 4: New Technologies

Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics, Metamaterials, Plasmonics, Near-field Optics, Quantum Optics, Nano Structures, Cloaking, Other Future Science and Technology available to Optical Design and Fabrication. Special Session: "Optical Systems using Freeform Technologies" Oberkochen Symposium (Mar. 3rd) "Optical Systems using Freeform Technologies" Jena Symposium (Mar. 4th) "Advanced optical systems – New trends and applications in healthcare and automotive systems"



General Co-Chairs:

Th. Spägele (Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten / Germany)

  1. Araki (Canon, Utsunomiya Univ. / Japan)

Advisory Board

  1. Arakawa (The Univ. of Tokyo / Japan)
  2. Betensky (EBC / Canada)
  3. Berge (Varioptic / France)
  4. Braat (Delft Univ. of Technol. / Netherlands)
  5. Dohi (Opti Works Inc. / Japan)
  6. W. Forbes (QED/USA)
  7. Friberg (KTH / Sweden)
  8. Honkanen (East Finland Univ. / Finland)
  9. Ichioka (Osaka Univ. Prof. Emeritus / Japan)
  10. Isshiki (Isshiki Opt. / Japan)
  11. Y. Kim (KAIST / Korea)
  12. Kodate (Japan Women‘s Univ. Prof. Emeritus / Japan)
  13. Kuroda (Utsunomiya Univ. / Japan)
  14. C. Lee (National Central Univ. / Taiwan)
  15. Lee (Seoul National Univ./Korea)
  16. Minami (ODG Advisory / Japan)
  17. T. Moore (Univ. of Rochester / USA)
  18. Ooki (Nikon / Japan)
  19. Singh (IIT / India)
  20. Shafer (Shaferlens/USA)
  21. Takeda (Utsunomiya Univ. / Japan)
  22. Thompson (Synopsys / USA)
R-Y Tsai (ITRI / Taiwan)
  1. Tsuruta (Nikon / Japan)
  2. Tünnermann (Fraunhofer IOF / Germany)
  3. N. Vasilyev (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  4. Yatagai (Utsunomiya Univ. / Japan)
  5. Zhou (Tsinghua Univ. / China)

Organizing Committee


  1. Urbach (Delft University of Technology/Netherlands)
  2. Tatsuno (KRI / Japan)


  1. Abe (Olympus/Japan)
  2. Awatsuji (Kyoto Inst. of Tchen. / Japan)
  3. B.Brui (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  4. Bociort (Delft Univ. Technology / Netherlands)
  5. Chavel (Inst. de Opt. / France)
C-W Chang (ITRI / Taiwan)
  1. Füchsel (Fraunhofer IOF / Germany)
  2. Itoh (Osaka Univ. / Japan)
Yu. L. Kolesnikov (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  1. Kurokawa (Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture & Tech. / Japan)
  2. S. Liu (National Tsing Hua Univ. / Taiwan)
  3. Magnusson (Univ. of Connecticut / USA)
  4. Mansuripur (Univ. of Arizona / USA)
  5. Maruyama (HOYA / Japan)
  6. Matoba (Kobe Univ. / Japan)
  7. Miyamae (Konica Minolta / Japan)
  8. Mori (Nikon / Japan)
  9. Rolland (Univ. of Rochester / USA)
  10. Shiratsuchi (Toshiba / Japan)
  11. Simon(Varioptic / France)
  12. K. Stafeev (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  13. Tanida (Osaka Univ. / Japan)
  14. Tsuchida (Consultant / Japan)
  15. Tsumura (Chiba Univ. /Japan)
  16. Unno (Canon/Japan)
  17. Yabe (Consultant/Japan)

Program Committee


  1. Ulrich (Carl Zeiss AG / Germany)
  2. Tanaka (Panasonic / Japan)


  1. Belov (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  2. Hasenauer (Synopsys / USA)
  3. Hashimoto (Citizen Holdings/ Japan)
  4. Hendriks (Philips / Netherlands)
  5. Herkommer (University of Stuttgart / Germany)
  6. P. Herzig (EPFL / Switzerland)
  7. K. Hwangbo (Inha Univ. / Korea)
  8. Katayama (Fukuoka Institute of Technology / Japan)
  9. Kerwien (Carl Zeiss AG / Germany)
  10. Kikuta (Osaka Pref. Univ. / Japan)
  11. Konishi (Osaka Univ. / Japan)
  12. Konno (Konica Minolta / Japan)
  13. Lepine (IOGS / France)
  14. Liang (Univ. of Arizona / USA)
  15. W. Liang (National Central Univ. / Taiwan)
  16. H. Lin (National Chiao Tung Univ. / Taiwan)
  17. Livshits (NRU ITMO / Russia)
  18. Maru (Kagawa Univ. / Japan)
  19. Nikonorov (ITMO Univ. / Russia)
  20. Okada (Keio Univ. / Japan)
  21. Otaki (Nikon / Japan)
  22. Pertsch (Friedrich Schiller University / Germany)
  23. Sato (Konica Minolta / Japan)
  24. Seifert (University of Freiburg / Germany)
  25. Shibuya (Tokyo Polytech. Univ. / Japan)
  26. Shimura (The Univ. of Tokyo / Japan)
  27. Takashima (Univ. of Arizona / USA)
  28. Tanaka (Canon / Japan)
  29. Uhlendorf (Jenoptik / Germany)
  30. Ura (Kyoto Inst. Tech. / Japan)
  31. Wang (Beijing Inst. of Tech. / China)
  32. Watabe (Toshiba / Japan)
  33. Yamagata (Panasonic / Japan)
  34. Yamanashi (Theta Optical LLC, / USA)
  35. Yamazaki (Olympus/ Japan)
  36. N. Youngworth (Riyo LLC / USA)

Steering Committee


  1. Pfeffer (Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten / Germany)
  2. Yamaguchi (Konica Minolta / Japan)


  1. Akiba (Topcon / Japan)
  2. Arai (Nikon / Japan)
  3. Baumgart
(Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten / Germany)
  1. Brunner (Fachhochschule Jena / Germany)
  2. Eberhardt
(Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten / Germany)
  1. Ide (Hitachi / Japan)
  2. Iwai (Cybernet Systems / Japan)
  3. Imai (NEC / Japan)
  4. Irie (Mitsubishi Rayon / Japan)
  5. Kawasaki (Konica Minolta / Japan)
  6. Kikuchi (Canon / Japan)
  7. Kishine (Fujifilm / Japan)
  8. Kogo (Konica Minolta / Japan)
  9. Kubota (Ricoh / Japan)
  10. Matsunobu (Sony / Japan)
  11. Minami (Panasonic / Japan)
  12. Morishima (Canon / Japan)
  13. Sandfuchs (Hochschule Hamm-Lippstadt / Germany)
  14. Suwa (Mitsubishi Electric / Japan)
  15. Watanabe (Olympus / Japan)
  16. Yamagata (HOYA / Japan)
  17. Yamamoto (Toshiba / Japan)

Upcoming Events

04.03.2016 Optional packaged Symposia
03.03.2016 Optional packaged Symposia
02.03.2016 Extramural Sessions (08:00 - 21:30)
01.03.2016 Opening Session & Sessions
29.02.2016 Opening Session & Sessions
28.02.2016 Tutorial Sessions (08:30 - 20:00)

City Information

City Weingarten

Visit Weingarten

Standing high above the rooftops of Weingarten is Germany‘s largest baroque basilica, known affectionately as Swabia’s answer to St. Peter’s, Rome. Inside is the world-famous 18th-century Gabler organ (Gabler organ 360-degree round view) as well as the relic of the Precious Blood. The citizens of Weingarten have kept alive the veneration of the relic, regarded as an extraordinary testament of faith, since the baroque period. But Weingarten offers its guests so much more. Entertainment includes comedy, drama, opera and ballet; there’s fine shopping in the lanes in the town centre, as well as leisurely walks through the surrounding meadows and woods.

Optional Program

Welcome to the Packaged Optional Symposia of ODF’16, Germany on March 3rd and 4th

March 3rd

"Optical Systems using Freeform Technologies" at Carl Zeiss/Oberkochen on March 3rd

  1. Araki (Canon, Utsunomiya Univ., Japan); "System Symmetry and Aberrations -Aberration Analysis for Off-axial Optical System using Freeform Surfaces on telescope lunaire "
  2. Schwiegerling (University of Arizona, USA); "Ophthalmic Applications of Freeform Optics"
  3. M. Minano (Univ. Madrid, Spain); "Freeforms: Direct Methods vs Optimization"
Sandro Förster (Carl Zeiss, Germany); “Anamorphic lenses – a unique look for cinematography”

March 4th

"Advanced optical systems - New trends and applications in healthcare and automotive systems" at Fraunhofer IOF/Jena on March 4th
Herbert Gross, Friedrich Schiller University Jena & Fraunhofer IOF Germany, “Performance analysis of optical systems without symmetry”
Theo Lasser, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland, “Advanced optical systems for applications in life sciences” (working title)
Michael Totzeck, Zeiss, Germany, “Consumer optics in the digital world”
Jan Hamkens, Docter Optics, Germany, “Advanced optical systems for automotive lighting”
Thomas Pertsch, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, “Photonic nanostructures for novel diffractive optical elements”

Administrative issue

The registration deadline is January 17th, 2016. Fee: 260€/person. It includes two Symposia at Oberkochen on 3rd and Jena on 4th, Guided lab. tour of Fraunhofer IOF on 4th, Carl Zeiss optical museum in Jena or Weimar city tour on 4th and Bus transfer for all the way from Weingarten to Frankfurt AP via Oberkochen and Jena. The Bus will depart at around 8:15am on March 3rd from Weingarten and arrive at Jena at around 19:00. And on Saturday, March 5th , the Bus depart Jena at 8:30am to arrive at the Frankfurt AP at around noon. Hotel booking at Jena for two nights is required by his/her own. The hotel information and others are on the ODF’16, WEB site. (The packaged optional symposia might be canceled in case of less than 30.)

Registration Fee

The registration fee includes admission to technical sessions and one copy of Technical Digest. As for the person who paid the registration fee, the reception fee is free.

Type before / on
2016-01-17 after
Optional symposia
(Packaged tour) Information is
available here
Member * 650 € 780 €
Non-Member 780 € 850 €
Student 200 € 325 €
Accompanying person 200 € 325 €
Additional copy of technical digest 50 € 50 €
Tutorial courses ** 90 € 120 €
Optional symposia 260 € 260 €
€: EURO - All fees include 19% of VAT. Please be aware that we are not able to refund any VAT.

[**] The maximum number of participants for the tutorials is 72.

Those who wish to attend ODF'16, Weingarten are required to make online registration. The deadline for registration is February 14th, 2016 for tutorial courses, regular session and optional symposia.

The online registration page is available here.

Accompanying persons
Participants can register accompanying persons.
Accompanying persons are his/her familymembers. Registration fee for accompanying persons includes all expenses except admission to the technical session, conference pack and one copy of the Technical Digest, but cannot participate in the conference.

Cancellation Policy
There will be no refunds for the registration fee.

Office for ODF'16

Iris Hertkorn
Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten
University of Applied Sciences
Office of the Vice-Rectors
D-88250 Weingarten

TEL +49(751) 501 9834
FAX +49(751) 501 9648

Office hours
09:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. and
02:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Event Management
Steinbeis-Transfer GmbH
an der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Steinbeis Transfer Center Projectmanagement
Vera Holzner
Kuppelnaustr. 8
88212 Ravensburg

TEL: 0751-3590667

Event Management

Steinbeis-Transfer GmbH an der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten

Steinbeis Transfer Center Projectmanagement
Vera Holzner
Kuppelnaustr. 8
88212 Ravensburg

TEL: 0751-3590667
E-mail: vera.holzner[at]

Organized by: Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten - University of Applied Sciences · Steinbeis-Transfer GmbH an der Hochschule Ravensburg-Weingarten · The Optics Design Group of The Optical Society of Japan

Sponsored by: DGaO (German Society of Applied Optics) · EOS (European Optical Society) · JSAP (The Japan Society of Applied Physics) · JSPS (The 179th Committee on Photonics Information Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

In cooperation with: ICO (International Commission for Optics) · COS (Chinese Optical Society) · EOS (European Optical Society) · SPIE (The International Society for Optical Engineering) · Taiwan Photonics Society · OSA (Optical Society of America) · OSK (Optical Society of Korea) · OPSS (Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore) · PIDA (Photonics Industry & Technology Development Association) · Taiwan Optics/Optronics Manufacturers' Association · ROS (Rozhdestvensky Optical Society · The 179th Committee on Photonics Information Systems, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) · Applied Optics Meeting in Kansai · The Astronomical Society of Japan · CIPA (Camera and Imaging Products Association) · The Color Science Association of Japan · IEICE (The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers) · IEIJ (The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan) · IIEEJ (The Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan) · JIEP (Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging) · JOEM (Japan Optomechatronics Association) · JOMA (Japan Optical Measuring Instruments Manufacturer's Association) · JPS (The Physical Society of Japan) · JSAP(The Japan Society of Applied Physics) · JSMBE (Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering) · JSPE (The Japan Society for Precision Engineering) · LSJ (The Laser Society of Japan) · OITDA (Optoelectronic Industry and Technology Development Association) · The Spectroscopical Society of Japan · SPIJ (The Society of Photography and Imaging of Japan)