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Yunfeng Nie successfully defended her PhD on advanced freeform optical design methods

Published on 20 February 2018

Yunfeng Nie successfully defended her PhD on advanced freeform optical design methods at VUB B-PHOT

After a most inspiring PhD research and defense of her PhD thesis ‘Advances in freeform optical design methods for imaging applications’, Yunfeng has graduated as Doctor in Engineering. Including freeform components in optical systems provides numerous potentials for enhanced performance as well as compact and lightweight packaging with opportunities for mass production at low cost.

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Sint Jozef Aarschot visits VUB to apply photonics within Quantum SpinOff project

Published on 14 February 2018

Sint Jozef Aarschot visits VUB to apply photonics within Quantum SpinOff project

STEM project Quantum SpinOff introduces modern physics to 6th years students in Science Mathematics. Students from Sint Jozef Aarschot visited VUB B-PHOT research group to learn how photonics can be applied in innovative projects. Our researchers will support them throughout the full track until their own project is finalised.

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VCSELs smaller than 0.04 mm² for ultra-fast and encrypted networks

Published on 13 February 2018

VUB B-PHOT SCiRep ChaoticAttractor

During the continuous quest for maximizing the protection of data, substantial research has been performed in the domain of lasers and optical chaos. Recently B-PHOT researchers demonstrated that using mechanical strain, polarization chaos could be triggered in commercial VCSELs. Their article with results on “Strain induced polarization chaos in a solitary VCSEL” was published in Scientific Reports.

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Unique approach for measuring nuclear fuel assembly vibrations exploits FBGS InternationaL's Draw Tower Technology

Published on 08 February 2018

Fuel pins (image FBGS)

Support of innovative research activities are key in view of ensuring the safety of future particle accelerator driven nuclear systems. B-PHOT has successfully developed the measurement system enabling the monitoring of a real-scale fuel assembly mock-up for the future MYRRHA large multipurpose irradiation facility, in collaboration with the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN).

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B-PHOT cooperates with EYESTvzw for STEM-projects in Photonics

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