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 intelligent in scattering data are some of the examples.

SYNOPTICS

SYNOPTICS is a research programme running from 2020-2025 with the aim to use all properties of light (amplitude, phase, polarization and wavelength) to achieve ultimate performance in imaging and sensing in diverse applications. To limit data streams and to guarantee high speed, compressed sensing techniques are applied. Six universities are taking part in the research …

6th International Symposium of Space Optical Instrument and Application – Sep 24-25, 2019

We are glad to announce that the 6th edition of annual International Symposium of Space Optical Instrument and Application conference will be held in Delft, from Sep 24th to Sep 25th, 2019. The goal of the symposium is to encourage international communication and cooperation in space optics, and promote the innovation, research and engineering development, …

Research fields

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 …

Jian-Rong Gao

He is a senior instrument scientist and also head of Cryo-U Section within Instrument Science Group at SRON-Utrecht. He is also a part time faculty member of Quantum Nanoscience at TUDelft, and  also one of the theme leaders on space sensing at TU Delft Space Institute. He is a Co-I for NASA supported GUSTO balloon …

Aurèle Adam

Director of Studies Master Applied Physics 2022 (link)Assistant Professor Aurèle Adam, graduated from Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Centrale – Supélec Paris) in 2000. He joined the research team of Alain Kreisler at the Laboratoire de Genie Electrique de Paris (University Paris VI – CNRS) and the group microelectronic of Erik Kollberg in the Chalmers University of …

Nano-optics for Metrology

We use the concepts from nano-optics, mainly directional scattering to develop techniques that can be used in high precision metrology such as transverse displacement sensing.

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.

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 …