The ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications – ICULTA’ has been rescheduled to next year and will be held from April 18 to 21, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. Once more, it offers a forum for exchange, networking and discussions on the latest progress and innovations in the development of UV LEDs and their broad spectrum of applications. Additionally we look forward to the opportunity to discuss the impacts of COVID19 on UV LED technology solutions. The conference is jointly organized by the German consortium Advanced UV for Life and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA).
A novel LED irradiation system developed by the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-short wave UV light – without side effects. Prototype handed over to the Charité for initial testing.
Aluminum nitride (AlN) bases ultraviolett (UV) technologies promise a wide range of potential market applications e.g. in the area of disinfection, agriculture, and process technologies. Integrated and highly compact UV light-emitting diode (LED) devices could, for example, be used to clean drinking water in remote areas and be applied to disinfect surfaces in hospitals and public areas.
The low-defect AlN epitaxial layers on precisely oriented AlN substrates optimized at IKZ provide an ideal basis for research work on aluminum-rich AlxGa1-xN layers or UVC LEDs with ultra-short wavelengths.
OSA Opto Light has completed a first easy-to-use LED lamp with integrated battery for disinfection of surfaces. This rod-shaped lamp used with UVC LEDs has an optical power of approx. 15 mW/cm² @ 265 nm, which can eliminate viruses with a simple hand scan. This LED module contains six UV LEDs with a lens that focuses the light in an angle of about 20°C. The Module can be operated for about 30 min before needing to recharge.
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Exploitation IOSB, Applied Systems Technology-AST, have developed an innovative solution for disinfecting smartphones. Within a few seconds, smartphones can be cleaned of bacteria and viruses such as SARS-CoV-2. Instead of expensive chemicals, UVC light is used. Further fields of application are imaginable.
The Senate of Berlin has decreed that all conferences with more than 50 participants must be canceled. Therfore, the ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications - ICULTA 2020' cannot take place in April 2020 as planned but needs to be postponed.
The organizers - Advanced UV for Life consortium and IUVA - are in the process of figuring out a new date.
UVphotonics will present novel UV LED developments with emission wavelengths from 330 nm to as low as 230 nm at Photonics West 2020. The versatile light sources are configurable to various application requirements.
FBH exhibits novel diode lasers and modules at Photonics West 2020. Applications include materials processing, LiDAR, medicine, and (Raman) spectroscopy. Progress in UV LEDs is presented jointly with the spin-off UVphotonics.