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B-PHOT scans for carcinogenic substances in waffles - a DIGITALIS project for Dimabel


Together with Linea Recta, B-PHOT is developing a non-destructive method to detect carcinogenic substances such as acrylamide, for example in Dimabel's waffles. This innovative approach based on hyperspectral cameras continuously checks for dangerous substances and foreign objects.

Maria Lopera awarded prestigious SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship


Maria Lopera, PhD student at B-PHOT Brussels Photonics, has been honoured with the distinguished SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, valued at $5,000. The scholarship is conferred by SPIE, the leading international society for optics and photonics, and recognizes outstanding academic and research achievements in the field.

Watch: Flanders Make 'Tech@Lunch' Session on optical fiber sensors for asset monitoring


B-PHOT researcher Sidney Goossens recently delivered an engaging presentation for Flanders Make's Tech@Lunch series, focusing on the theme "Optical Fiber Sensors for Asset Monitoring."

Civil engineering students explore cutting-edge photonics labs at VUB Photonics Campus


Second-year civil engineering bachelor students from Vrije Universiteit Brussel visited the VUB Photonics Campus last week. The students toured the Photonics Innovation Center and its laboratories, where they explored various applications of optics and photonics.

"Origin of flight" wins B-PHOT Student Chapter Photo Contest


In celebration of the International Day of Light on May 16th, the B-PHOT Student Chapter announced the winners of its annual Photo Contest, highlighting the profound impact of light in our lives. This year's competition showcased an array of stunning photographs, each capturing the essence and beauty of light.

B-PHOT hosts free online introductory course in Photonics Innovation


B-PHOT will host an online introductory training course on photonics innovation on 21 May 2024. Join this exciting 2.5-hour training to understand how photonics technologies can be innovatively applied to your industry!

Camila Castillo Pinto successfully defends PhD research on frequency comb generation in VECSELs


Camila Castillo Pinto has successfully defended her PhD thesis on 'Frequency comb generation in VECSELs: Investigation of polarization dynamics, chaos and 2D saturable absorbers' under the supervision of Prof. Heidi Ottevaere and Prof. Krassimir Panajotov.

B-Photonics Cup 2024: Flemish youngsters create gadget of the future using light technology


The winners of the annual B-Photonics Cup have been announced! This science competition among various Belgian schools is an initiative of VUB, B-PHOT, and Colruyt Group Technics, challenging youth to develop their own gadget of the future based on light technology. The project 'Smart Mailbox' clinched the top prize.

Hamamatsu Technology Days: From photons to innovation


Register now for the upcoming Technology Days event hosted by Hamamatsu Photonics on May 30th, 2024. This complimentary one-day event will include industry experts, live demos, and networking opportunities in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Tervuren (Belgium). Discover our new Pilot Lines service!

Hamamatsu, PhotonHub and B-PHOT team up for new Pilot Lines service for advanced module solution


B-PHOT Brussels Photonics, in collaboration with Hamamatsu Photonics and PhotonHub Europe, proudly unveils a brand-new initiative: Pilot Lines for advanced module solutions. This innovative service is designed to propel photonics innovations from concept to market-ready products, revolutionizing the industry landscape.

Strong B-PHOT presence at SPIE Photonics Europe 2024


The SPIE Photonics Europe 2024 conference held in Strasbourg, France, has seen a remarkable presence of B-PHOT reseachers. With a multitude of presentations delivered by B-PHOT staff, the event underscored VUB's significant contributions to the field of photonics.

'A world of light': B-PHOT Student Chapter organises Photo Contest


The B-PHOT Student Chapter is thrilled to announce their annual Photo Contest, themed 'A World of Light'! Dive into the mesmerizing world of light phenomena and showcase your creativity through your lens. Whether it's capturing the dance of lasers, the glow of LEDs, or the brilliance of natural light, we want to see it all!