3rd International UV WORKshop

October 05 - 06, 2022

The UV Workshop is a platform for international experts to discuss the latest developments in emission, transmission and detection of ultraviolet radiation. For the third time, LASER COMPONENTS will host this event at the company headquarters in Olching, Germany. 


During the two-day event, lectures will cover the technological aspects, its applications, the current situation in the world-wide market. We put a special focus on the pandemic situation that has already persisted for over 2 years. The complete second day will explore the topics around the UV disinfection and more: the semiconductor technology that can be used for it, its applications in hygiene, sterilization, sanitary, horticulture, analytics etc.

Advisory Board

Dr. Reto Häring, TOPTICA Photonics AG

Prof. Dr. Michael Kneissl, Technical University Berlin  

Dr. Karl-Friedrich Klein, FOFB e.K. 

Dr. Lars Mechold, Laser Components Germany GmbH 

Important Dates

Abstract submission

Abstract acceptance

Registration acceptance


Jul 29th 2022

Aug 26th 2022

Sept 16th 2022

Review UV WORKshop 2019

Olching, Germany, November 28, 2019 – Around 70 high-ranking experts used the 2nd International UV WORKshop hosted by LASER COMPONENTS and SPECTARIS to exchange knowledge and experience. On November 26 and 27, 2019, the participants had a packed program. A wide range of topics was covered in 33 lectures.

At the beginning of the event, Dr. Wenko Süptitz from the SPECTARIS industry association offered a forecast of trends in the photonics industry for the coming decade. In the section on emission, Peter E. Gordon from the US manufacturer BOLB explained the role that disruptive UVC LEDs will play in disinfection solutions in the future. UV lasers will also make a significant contribution in promising fields such as quantum technology. Dr. Ulrich Eismann of Toptica Photonics is certain of this.

With new research results on UV transmission in glass fibers, Philipp Raithel from TH Mittelhessen opened discussion on the topic of transmission. Dr. Sina Malobabic from LASER COMPONENTS showed how UV absorption in optics can be reduced in plasma-assisted coating processes, while Dr. Tilmann Weiß from sglux GmbH shared his findings on the aging processes of UV detectors.

UV-supported applications were not neglected either. Petra Burger from Dr. Hönle AG compared the advantages and disadvantages of UV LEDs and lamps. In the lecture by Linda Kokkola from Waterspring AB, the discussion revolved around the use of UVC LEDs in water disinfection. Hanns S. Eckhardt from tec5 AG presented fiber optic systems for industrial applications.

“The wide range of topics and the informative content are crucial to the success of our event series,” explains host Dr. Olga Stroh-Vasenev from LASER COMPONENTS. “Once again this year, it was evident that research in UV technology is constantly opening up new areas of application.”