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B-PHOT hosts free PhotonHub Demo Centre on Optical Fibre Sensing Applications


B-PHOT will host a free PhotonHub Demo Centre on 'Optical Fibre Sensing Applications' at the VUB Photonics Campus in Gooik, Belgium. Join our researchers on November 28th 2023 in their labs and discover the operation principles of optical fibre sensors.

Optical fibre sensors (OFS) are part of the field of optical metrology, which is the science and technology of performing measurements with light. An optical fibre sensor encodes a measurand of interest (the perturbation that you want to measure) in one (or more) properties of an optical signal that is guided through an optical fibre.

This one-day hands-on training course provides industry, especially those addressing a sensorization need, with a detailed overview of important point and distributed OFS sensing techniques and how they are applied in engineering environments.

The course will focus on three hands-on sessions;

  1. Fabrication and Characterization of fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs);
  2. Measurement campaign with FBGs and optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR);
  3. Processing of raw data into engineering values and interpretation;

Course attendees will learn how OFS are fabricated, installed and interrogated and what measurements they deliver. It is desirable but not essential that course attendees have a basic understanding of photonics. The course is ideally suited to those planning to implement optical fibre sensors.

Date: 28 November 2023

Time: 09:00-17:30 (CET)

Location: VUB Photonics Campus, Vollezelestraat 48 (Gooik, Belgium)

Price: free

Capacity: 6 spots

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