is a generic technology that allows the manipulation of light and the management of photons with “micron
”- and “sub-micron
”-scale structures and components. Micro-optics
is therefore the corner-stone enabling technology to interface the macroscopic world we live in with the microscopic world of opto- and nano-electronic data processing circuits. It is recognized as the key-link between photonics and nano-electronics, the two dominating information technologies in tomorrow’s society.
has mastered the complete micro-optics
foodchain, from design, prototyping, replication, characterisation and reliability testing through in-house equipment and expertise and strong links with collaborating partners. B-Phot has coordinated the EU-funded FP6 Network of Excellence on Micro-Optics (NEMO).
The in-house know-how, fabrication and intrumentation for micro-optics
- Optical design software (ASAP, Zemax, VirtualLab, Lumerical FDTD and MODE Solutions)
- Monte-Carlo and Design of Experiments for 3D tolerance synthesis of optical systems
- Component fabrication using "Deep Proton Writing"
- Small-scale replication using "Silicone Moulding & Vacuum Casting"
- Contact- and non-contact profilometry and interferometric analysis
These are the key-enablers for B-Phot micro-optics
+32 485 40 03 95
Show all topics
P. Samyn, J. Van Erps, H. Thienpont, and G. Schoukens, “Paper coatings with multi-scale roughness evaluated at different sampling sizes,” Appl. Surf. Sci, vol. 257, no. 13, pp. 5613–5625, 2011.
E. Bosman et al., “Ultrathin Optoelectronic Device Packaging in Flexible Carriers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 617–628, 2011.
H. Thienpont and J. Van Erps, “Micro-optics components and technologies: key-innovators for research and industry.,” in Proc. 35th Optical Societ of India Symposium, International Conference on Contemporary Trends in Optics and Optoelectronics, 2011, pp. 6–7.
M. Vervaeke et al., “Satelitte payloads with optical interconnects: Solving the bandwidth bottleneck in space,” in Proc. ICO Information Photonics, 2011, pp. 1–2.
J. Van Erps, A. Pakula, S. Tomczewski, M. Vervaeke, L. Salbut, and H. Thienpont, “Populating multi-fiber fiberoptic connectors using an interferometric measurement of fiber tip position and facet quality,” in Proc. SPIE, Micro-Optics, VCSELs, and Photonic Interconnects III, 2010, vol. 7716, p. 77161I.
A full overview of all publications in the field of Micro-optics can be found in our publication database