Photonics & Electronics

Micro- and nanostructures play an important role in the application fields Photonics and Electronics, in particular in the conversion of photons into electrons or vice versa.

In photovoltaic applications micro- and nanostructures are utilized for trapping, coupling or concentration of sunlight on crystalline, thin film or organic photovoltaic cells.

All kind of optical components like lenses, prisms, retroreflectors, apertures, etc. can be miniaturized to micro dimensions and are used in optical systems, sensors or encoders.

Further fields of application can be found in electronics e.g. screen printing stencils or shadow masks for PVD processes. Dimensions less than 10 µm in combination with lowest tolerances make micro-structured stencils and masks an ideal choice for printed electronics, solar cells or OLED production.