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ACTPHAST 4.0 - Accelerating Photonics Innovation for SME’s: a One-Stop-Shop Incubator

ACTPHAST - photonics innovation accelerator for European companies

InSPECT: miniature spectrometers with integrated light sources for guided tissue sensing

Discover the power of light

InSPECT aims for real-time cancer diagnosis with miniature spectrometers integrating photonics

Photonics in food safety applications

Trailer Photonics Innovation Center

Photonics Innovation Center

ACTPHAST : Access Center for Photonics Innovation Solutions and Technology Support

Photonics Explorer Launch

Photonics Explorer Teacher Testimonials

Photonics Smart Specialisation - Approach of B-PHOT in the picture in South-Korea

Innovation at B-Phot


EYESTvzw - get involved!


How B-Phot works with industry

Virtual visit of the B-Phot labs

ACTMOST - Access to Micro-Optics Expertise, Services & Technologies

ICU: Infrared imaging components for use in automotive safety applications.


B-Phot in the picture

Light Night 2018 report on ‘Choices Today, Chances Tomorrow’

Published on 18 June 2018

Inspiring speakers at Light Night 2018 @VUB

SPIE student chapter at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) successfully organized the annual 'Light Night'. With this theme, we took a closer look at the advantages of having a Photonics background, explored how we can take smart career decisions and how to solve problems in academia and industries effectively and efficiently. Students, alumni, professors and professionals joined in for an update of the most recent opportunities that photonics and optics have in store today to build a great future.

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Free Form Optical Design B-PHOT research is top download at OSA (free access)

Published on 07 June 2018

Free Form Optical Design B-PHOT research is top download at OSA (free access)

OSA is granting the optics and photonics community free access to a collection of the most downloaded articles in this topic area over the past year from Applied Optics. The article "Freeform optical design for a non-scanning corneal imaging system with a convexly curved image" resulting from the research of our VUB B-PHOT Postdoc Researcher Yunfeng Nie is among those most downloaded papers.

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have a look at the Aftermovie of the Bootcamp Photonics for Bachelors

Published on 25 May 2018

have a look at the Aftermovie of the Bootcamp Photonics for Bachelors

Some time ago we held our very first Bootcamp Photonics for Bachelors to highlight the potential of photonics to students. What is photonics all about? Is it very specific and limited or is it exact the opposite holding unlimited opportunities? Why has the European Commission proclaimed Photonics as a key enabling technology for the 21st century? The Aftermovie gives you a flavour of an intensive and rewarding day...

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Breakthrough in nanophotonics with transparent photonic crystals in Nature Scientific Reports

Published on 24 May 2018

butterfly photonic crystals breakthrough

The bright blue colour of the Cyanophrys remus butterfly has its origin in the unique periodic nanostructures in its wings, which are called ‘photonic crystals’. Their unique properties enable new ways to control, guide and manipulate light leading to new applications including optical chips for future light-powered computers and for medical analysis, new solar cells and new light sources. Nature Scientific Reports published their research on transparent photonics crystals that have significantly larger features, which makes their fabrication easier, cheaper and faster.

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

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