Carsten Backhaus

Carsten Backhaus
Carl Zeiss AG

Master of Science

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Introduction
I am a PhD candidate at the Institute of Optics, Information and Photonics (IOIP) of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. My research topic is the simulation of additive manufactured polymer optical waveguides in highly threedimensional module-integrated bus systems. I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Integrated Life Sciences, an interdisciplinary study program mediating a broad knowledge and overarching understanding in the areas biology, mathematics and physics, at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Additional affiliations
April 2015 - March 2016
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Position
  • Master's Student
March 2013 - September 2013
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Position
  • Bachelor Student
Education
October 2013 - March 2016
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Field of study
  • Integrated Life Sciences: Biologie, Biomathematik, Biophysik
October 2010 - March 2014
Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Field of study
  • Integrated Life Sciences: Biologie, Biomathematik, Biophysik

Publications

Publications (19)
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The research for new production chains in the field of waveguide fabrication is a challenging task. Realizing a cost efficient manufacturing process allows integrating optical data communication in arbitrary structures as for example the wing of an airplane or the car body. The production chain described in this paper contains the design, simulatio...
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Recent fabrication methods print polymer optical waveguides (POWs) on three-dimensional carriers. The special geometry of the POWs enables the realisation of an optical ray splitter which is simulated by raytracing using a new bisection-algorithm.
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This paper analyzes an approach for additively manufacturing polymer optical waveguides. The production process includes flexographic printing of conditioning lines (5 μm height) on a substrate, which are used as guiding barriers in the subsequent printing of the optical core. The core is additively printed (up to 50 μm in height) with an aerosol j...
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Printing polymer optical waveguides by means of combined printing processes has proven to be a challenging but effective way of producing waveguides with a loss less than 0.3dB/cm. In order to evaluate the optical performance of the produced waveguides, optical simulations have been carried out. In this work we show the influence on the optical per...
Thesis
Das aktuell hohe Datenaufkommen, welches aufgrund von Internet of Things (Internet der Dinge), Industrie 4.0 oder auch autonomes Fahren weiter ansteigt, stellt die Datenübertragung vor neue Herausforderungen. Insbesondere die Gerätekommunikation benötigt neue technologische Lösungen, welche von der Geschwindigkeit und Effizienz der optischen Datenü...
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Die besondere Geometrie des Querschnitts der Polymer Optischen Wellenleiter (POW) beeinflusst das Design des Druckpfades. Um nun Vorschriften für das Druckpfad-Design ableiten zu konnen, benötigt es einer Chrarakterisierung der POWs bezüglich verschiedenster Druckpfade. Diesee Charakterisierung wird vorgestellt und die daraus abgeleiteten Druckpfad...
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This paper shows the modeling, simulation and production of polymer optical waveguides using the OPTAVER process. The additive manufactured multimode waveguides with their typical cross-section of a circle shape are of low cost and high-performance.
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In the age of digitalization, the amount of data generated and transferred continues to increase dramatically. To increase the usability of this data it must be accessible with sufficient transmission bandwidth. Optical signals are already being used for transmitting data over long distances and high bandwidths, as this enables fast and low-loss da...
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Die Forschergruppe OPTAVER (Optische Aufbau- und Verbindungstechnik für baugruppenintegrierte Bussysteme) beschäftigt sich seit ca. 3 Jahren mit dem Design, der Simulation und dem Druckprozess Polymer Optischer Wellenleiter (POWs). Durch den eingesetzten additiven 3D-Fertigungsprozess (Flexodruck und Aerosol Jet Druck) der Wellenleiterstrukturen wi...
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In der DFG-finanzierten Forschergruppe OPTAVER (Optische Aufbau-und Verbindungstechnik für baugruppenintegrierte Bussysteme) wurden erfolgreich Lichtwellenleiter mittels eines Aerosol-Druck-Verfahrens mit vorheriger Konditionierung hergestellt sowie ein virtuelles Abbild der gesamten Prozesskette erstellt. Mit Hilfe dieser innovativen Lichtwellenle...
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Gedruckte Polymer optische Wellenleiter (POWs) sind hochgradig multimodig, sodass eine Raytracing Simulation mit guter Näherung verwendet werden darf. Neben der Erweiterung des Simulationsmodells von Wellenleitern bezüglich der Dämpfung des Signals [1] wurde eine Erweiterung bezüglich der Signaldispersion eingeführt. Für diese wurde ein effizientes...
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Optical technologies become increasingly important in modern sensor and communication applications. Nevertheless, manufacturing and design methods in the field of spatial opto-electronics have not been investigated intensively yet. A new approach is to print polymer waveguides on spatial carriers to use the full design freedom of opto-mechatronic a...
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The design and simulation of printed polymer optical waveguides is a new approach in the field of raytracing techniques, to link the CAD routines with the simulation process of the waveguides via raytracing methods.
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The printing process of polymer optical waveguides is a new and uncharted research topic, which the research group OPTAVER is principally involved in. A main consequence of the printing process is the roughness of the interface between core and cladding. This surface between the dielectric media creates scattering in printed waveguides. To simulate...
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The DFG research group “Optische Aufbau- und Verbindungstechnik für baugruppenintegrierte Bussysteme” (Optical integrated circuit packaging for module-integrated bus systems – OPTAVER) works on improving optical data transmission systems. The main research question is: How have design tools to look for linking optical transmission systems with opto...

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I am looking for an overview on how FEM-Simulations are used in Optics. Especially, when it was first used and for what kind of systems.
Thanks in advance!

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