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Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Alois Herkommer

Manager of Subprojects A1&A2
Institute of Applied Optics

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+49 711 685-69871
+49 711 685-66586

Pfaffenwaldring 9
70569 Stuttgart
Germany
Room: 1.239

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Subject

The focus areas are classical optical design of imaging and illumination systems, as well as ray-based and wave-optical system simulations. Main research targets are the development of novel tools for simulation and optimization and the design of innovative complex optical systems for industrial or medical purposes.

One of the personal fields of competence lies in medical technology, where several lectures and the focus subject "Optics in Medical Technology" in the degree courses Medical Technology B.Sc. and M.Sc. are offered.

Participating in Subprojects, incl. Positions:

Chosen publications:

A.Toulouse, J. Drozella, S. Thiele, H. Giessen, A. Herkommer, „3D-printed miniature spectrometer for the visible range with a 100 x 100 µm² footprint”, Light: Advanced Manufacturing, accepted.

Thiele, S., Arzenbacher, K., Gissibl, T., Giessen, H., & Herkommer, A. M. “3D-printed eagle eye: Compound microlens system for foveated imaging”, Science Advances, 3(2), e1602655 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1602655

Gissibl, T., Thiele, S., Herkommer, A., & Giessen, H.; “Two-photon direct laser writing of ultracompact multi-lens objectives”, Nature Photonics, 10(8), 554-560.(2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2016.121

Thiele, S.; Pruss, C.; Herkommer, A. M.; Giessen, H.; “3D printed stacked diffractive microlenses”, Optics Express,27, 24, 35621-35630 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.035621

Schmidt, S; Thiele, S; Herkommer, A; Tünnermann, A; Gross, H; “Rotationally symmetric formulation of the wave propagation method-application to the straylight analysis of diffractive lenses”, Optics letters, 42,8,1612-1615, (2017). https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.001612

Thiele, S., Gissibl T., Giessen H. , and Herkommer, A. "Ultra-compact on-chip LED collimation optics by 3D femtosecond direct laser writing," Opt. Lett.  41, 3029-3032 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.41.003029

Asadollahbaik, A.; Thiele, S.; Weber, K.; Kumar, A.; Drozella, J.; Sterl, F.; Herkommer, A. M; Giessen, H.; Fick, J.; “Highly Efficient Dual-Fiber Optical Trapping with 3D Printed Diffractive Fresnel Lenses”, ACS Photonics, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsphotonics.9b01024

Chen, B., Herkommer, A. M. “Generalized Aldis theorem for calculating aberration contributions in freeform systems”, Optics express, 24(23), 26999-27008. (2016). https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.026999

Gissibl, T., Thiele, S., Herkommer, A., & Giessen, H. “Sub-micrometre accurate free-form optics by three-dimensional printing on single-mode fibres”, Nature communications, 7, 11763 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11763  

Li, J., Thiele, S., Quirk, B. C., Kirk, R. W., Verjans, J. W., Akers, E., ... & McLaughlin, R. A. (2020). Ultrathin monolithic 3D printed optical coherence tomography endoscopy for preclinical and clinical use. Light: Science & Applications9(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41377-020-00365-w

Further publications are listed here.

1992
Diploma in Physics at the University of Ulm
1995
Doctorate in Physics (Dr. rer. nat) at the Institute of Quantum Optics (University of Ulm)
since 2018
Temporary director of the Institute of Applied Optics
since 2011
Professor at the Institute of Applied Optics in the field of "Optics Design and Simulation
1996-2011
Various specialist and managing positions at Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen
1995-1996
Postdoc at the Institut of Quantum Optics (University of Ulm)
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