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Conference Face2Phase 3rd Edition
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Optics Research Group
The Optics Research Group of Delft University of Technology carries out research to achieve disruptive improvements in resolution and sensitivity for a plethora of applications, and provides high level education and supervision of students and trainings for industry. The Group is active in outreach, is co-leader of the Dutch Optics Centre and is/hs been in the Boards of international and national optical societies such as ICO, EOS and PhotonicsNL.
The Optics Research Group performs research in:
- high resolution imaging and sensing,
- highly sensitive optical metrology,
- new optical sources and detectors, in a wide wavelength range from x-rays to THz and with high application potential.
Scientific and technical breakthroughs are achieved by using and developing:
- opto-electronic devices to actively and adaptively shape and steer electromagnetic fields,
- new optical materials and resonant structures (e.g. hyperbolic media, graded index materials),
- computational optics and artificial intelligence to extract optimum information from measured data.
The Optics Group is co-leader of the Dutch Optics Centre (DOC). DOC is an initiative of TU Delft and TNO with the aim to support Dutch optics industry by defining R&D projects with industrial partners, stimulate valorisation of optics research results and give training and eduction for workers from industry.
Projects.View all on the projectspage.
Advanced Traceable Metrology for Optical Constants (ATMOC)
Understanding the size-dependent properties of various material ultra-thin films for integrated circuits is critical for nanotechnology innovation. Photonic measurement methods in the soft-X ray to IR wavelength range that approach theoretical limits ...
projectAdvanced Traceable Metrology for Optical Constants (ATMOC)
Detection for space
Research about detection for space. The team has been working with four research themes, which resulted in four projects. ...
projectDetection for space
Extreme UV and Soft X-Ray metrology
Continuous progress in the semi-conductor industry are leading to smaller, faster and more energy efficient chips for our modern society. Critical parameters for this industry, such as overlay and critical dimension (CD), ...
projectExtreme UV and Soft X-Ray metrology
Far field nanoparticle detection
We investigate and optimize new techniques to detect nanostructures and nano-particles in semiconductor, and plastic-based fabrication technologies. The technique should be fast, operate in-line and applicable to large areas. Since the structures ...
projectFar field nanoparticle detection
Free Form Scattering Optics
The Free-Form Scattering Optics program is a joint initiative where three Universities of The Netherlands (TUDelft, University of Twente, TU Eindhoven) work together to enable high-tech optical devices that contribute to energy efficacy, climate ...
projectFree Form Scattering Optics
Research fields.Take a look at all our Research fields.
Through an optical system an image can be formed. But how to improve its resolution? Is there a limit? Can we reduce the number of optical elements with the same results? Can we even obtain an image without any lens?
NanoTech & Light wave control
One can easily change the light path with a mirror, but there is more than direction in the light: phase, polarisation, amplitude. All these parameters can now be mastered to obtain stronger focus in microscopy, controlled enhanced fields for
Research fieldNanoTech & Light wave control
Sensing & Metrology
How to sense and measure what is too small to be directly measured with light. We develop novel techniques and instruments to perform better and smarter sensing and more accurate measurements. Sensitive detector based on superconductor, smart optical design, artificial
Research fieldSensing & Metrology
Societal challenges.Take a look at all our Societal challenges.
We conduct research for Smart Industry. Our goal is to create new smart solutions. This creates new opportunities in the value chain area. Lead times can be shortened and work can be done more efficiently.
Societal challengeSmart Industry.
Measure and detect.
We develop sensing technology that will enable quick and extremely cost effective remote condition and fault monitoring of key assets in all kind of technical use.
Societal challengeMeasure and detect.
Our activities in the field of Energy is focused on research of energy that are alternative, renewable and reusable. Energy conservation and efficiency measures reduce the demand for energy development, and can have benefits to society with improvements to environmental issues.
Environment is everything that is around us. We value it. In our various projects we are always in search for environmentally friendly solutions.