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CEO and founder of BEST says of B-Phot :

"They are a reference in fundamental research and optical techniques. They have been, and still are, of very great value to our company.”


The instrumentation and metrology platform has comprehensive competence in optical metrology in general, and in quantitative optical measurements and measurement standards in particular. This team has at its disposal a clean room infrastructure equipped with a unique assortment of top-measurement instrumentation for the quantitative characterization of optical materials, surfaces and micro-photonic components. It provides measurement services to B-PHOT’s strategic research teams, to other VUB research teams, to European research institutes and university teams, and to industry. The expertise of this team comprises e.g. benchmarking of measurement instrumentation, round robin measurements, and quality control of a variety of micro-optical components.


Metrology portfolio : 

Bruker Contour GT-I Dektak 8 Stylus Contact Profilometer
Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscope (with Nanoscope IV SPM control station) Werth UA 400 multisensor coordinate measurement machine
Mach-Zehnder interferometer Twyman-Green interferometer
Optical Parametric Oscillator Multispectral microscope 
Responsible: Heidi Ottevaere
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Hugo Thienpont
Prof. Dr. Ir.
Hugo Thienpont
Managing Director
Nadia Cornand

Nadia Cornand
+32 2 791 68 52

How to reach B-Phot?

VUB - Campus Etterbeek
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Elsene
Building F - 9th floor

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