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.
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.
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).
The VUB Science Show on photonics is a spectacular show that gives young minds insight in the potential of science and engineering in an entertaining way. A team of enthusiastic PhD researchers takes the students for an interactive journey into the world of light technology on 5 and 6 February. In half a day, multiple demonstrations bring them from the origin of light and photons to lasers, from the manipulation of light to optical fibers for data communication or for medical imaging applications such as endoscopy.
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