Microstructured Optical Fibres
Microstructured optical Fibres (MOFs), also known as photonic crystal fibres, have been around for about two decades now.
has developed expertise in modelling the optical and thermo-mechanical characteristics of different types of MOF and has established a broad portfolio of novel MOF designs for diverse applications including:
- Temperature independent pressure, transverse force and shear strain sensing for structural health monitoring
- Vibration measurements
- Dispersion management in telecommunication systems
- Low bending loss connections in Fibre-To-The-Home systems
- Amplification and beam delivery in fibre laser systems
uses both in-house and commercially available software for the modelling and design of MOFs. Its laboratories are also fully equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for characterizing MOFs.
is involved in the following projects that use micro-structured fibre technology
- The EU FP7 funded Integrated Project ACTPHAST - Access Center for Photonics Innovations Solutions and Technology Support
- The COST MP1401 Action - Advanced fibre laser and coherent source as tools for society, manufacturing and lifescience
- The Brussels Wind Energy Research Institute BruWind
- The Flemish IWT funded SBO project e-SHM - Effective Structural Health Monitoring with additive manufacturing
- The Flemish IWT funded SBO project SSC - Self-Sensing Composites
- The Flemish FWO funded project Biodegradable fiber optic technology for biophotonic applications
- The Flemish FWO funded project Robust vibration-based damage identification with a novel high-accuracy strain measurement system
Our Team Members are:
, Thomas Geernaert
, Tigran Baghdasaryan
, Sanne Sulejmani
, Sophie Acheroy
, Ben De Pauw
, Urszula Nawrot
For administratie matters please contact Mrs. Majorie Jammaers
+32 2 629 39 26
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S. Sulejmani et al., “Control Over the Pressure Sensitivity of Bragg Grating-Based Sensors in Highly Birefringent Microstructured Optical Fibers,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 527–529, 2012.
T. Geernaert et al., “Towards Flexible Photonic Sensing Skins with Optical Fiber Sensors,” presented at the Proc. IEEE RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2012, pp. 628–633.
A. Tuan Nguyen et al., “Enhancement of vector modulational instability,” in 2nd EPS-QEOD Europhoton2006 Conference, TuC9, 2006.
A. Tuan Nguyen et al., “Enhanced cross phase modulation instability in birefiringent photonic crystal fibers in the anomalous dispersion regime,” Opt. Express, vol. 14, no. 18, pp. 8290–8297, 2006.
A full overview of all publications in the field of Microstructured Optical Fibres can be found in our publication database