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Photonics Explorer on its way to Armenia!

Published on 12 December 2017

Photonics Explorer on its way to Armenia!

Armenia is the next destination for the Photonics Explorer educational kit, thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign of Tigran Baghdasaryan (postdoctoral researcher from VUB B-PHOT Brussels Photonics). In total 20 Armenian schools will receive their own Photonics Explorer kit for use in the classroom, with the educational material and teacher training sessions in Armenian. Together with Fiber Optics Communication Laboratory at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia as local partner, 5 000 young students will have the chance to work with this key technology.

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Dr. Martin Virte receives prestigious OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology award as outstanding reviewer

Published on 11 December 2017

Dr. Martin Virte receives prestigious OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology award as outstanding reviewer

B-PHOT Researcher Martin Virte at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has been recognized for his impressive behind-the-scene work as a reviewer for the OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology. As expert in laser dynamics and optical chaos, Martin has been evaluating several manuscripts submitted for publication.

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Graphene impacts nonlinear photonic integrated circuits

Published on 10 November 2017

VUB B-PHOT Nathalie Vermeulen presenting at European Commission

Light sources emitting a broad range of colours are very promising for, amongst others, glucose monitoring and environmental gas sensing. But nowadays there is a lack of compact light sources generating broadband light in the mid-infrared domain. One possible approach to develop such a source is by combining compact waveguides on a chip with a strongly nonlinear optical material such as graphene.

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xCLASS project goes for a radical breakthrough in miniaturized spectrometer devices

Published on 19 October 2017

xCLASS project goes for a radical breakthrough in miniaturized spectrometer devices

VUB B-PHOT and ETRO are hiring 4 ESRs to start an Industrial PhD within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN. The Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project xCLASS starts a training through research programme to address the severe shortage of expertise among European industrial graduates and PhDs aiming to fulfill the complete technology supply chain for the development of optical spectrometer systems. An expanding demand for sensorial information in application domains such as healthcare, agriculture, waste management and food sorting urges for novel and cost-effective methods to sense the desired analytes with high sensitivity, high reliability and a small mobile device.

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

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