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OPIE 2023: "Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Space Applications" - Berlin-Japan Joint Expert Seminar

Pacifico Yokohama
07:30 till 09:15
Pacifico Yokohama
Yokohama, JP
Dr. Katharina Witte

Projektmanagerin Innovation

Tel.: +49 30 46302 576


In the framework of the OPIE 2023 in Pacifico Yokohama, Japan, the Photonics Cluster Berlin Brandenburg will host the Berlin-Japan Joint Expert Seminar on "Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communications and Space Applications" for representative from Berlin Brandenburg and Japan to support international collaborations. A LIVESTREAM will be provided.


Participation on-site is for free for OPIE exhibitors and participants.


Photonics and Quantum Technologies (QT) are currently gaining more and more attention. In Japan, cooperations between industry and science in relation to research and development of quantum technologies is becoming increasingly dynamic as it is in Germany and specifically in Berlin and Brandenburg. In addition, the bilateral relationship between the two countries has been characterised by close political exchange and international cooperation for decades.

Therefore, our PHOENIX network has identified the topic  "Photonics and Quantum Technologies for Communication and Space Applications" of potentially mutual interest. 

In joint collaboration with the crossborder innovation agency CROSSBIE, we are therefore delighted to be hosting a workshop on this very topic at this year's OPIE in Pacifico Yokohama

Wednesday, April 19th, 2023
2:30 p.m. (JST) (7:30 a.m. CEST)
Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Center / ANNEX Hall 

The focus is on intensifying cooperation in this high technology field and strengthening the network between the photonics and QT community of the German capital region and Japan. We are therefore pleased that both the Berlin industry and Japanese representatives with excellent expertise in photonics and QT in communication and space appplicatrions are among the speakers.




2:30 pm Welcome & Introduction


2:35 pm Quantum Key Distribution Networks with Satellites and High-Altitude Platforms Michael Ullrich, MO-SPACE GmbH

2:55 pm Advanced technology based on photonics and heterogeneous integration for digital communications  – Prof. Koji Yasui, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

3:15 pm Optical frequency combs: enabling ultimate precision in photonics and quantum technologyDr. Gabrielle Thomas, Menlo Systems GmbH

3:35 pm Photonic-crystal surface-emitting lasers for Communication and Space Application – Dr. Menaka De Zoysa, Kyoto University

3:55 pm Simulation framework for classical and quantum communications over the free-space optical channel Dr. André Richter, VPI Photonics GmbH


4:15 pm Closing Remarks

The seminar will be held in English.



We would like to invite companies and research institutions, which cannot participate in person, to join our LIVESTREAM on Wednesday, 19th April, 2023 from 7:30 a.m. CEST (2:30 p.m. JST).


Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions about the OPIE or the programme of the event.