SLIM funding for TUD, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, LIS and TNO for the Bedrijfsschool Optica

The Dutch Optics Centre (DOC) has acquired funding in the SLIM framework of the Ministery of Social Affairs for starting the Bedrijfschool Optica. The Bedrijfsschool Optica will offer tailored education and training in optics at different levels to people from industry and will be realized by a consortium consisting of members of the Optics Groups of Delft University of Technology (TUD), The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Leidse Instrumentmakers School (LIS) and TNOTNO will help investigating specific needs for education and training of individual companies.  

The subsidy of 226 kEuro  over the year 2021 is for starting up the Bedrijfsschool Optica. A prolongation of the subsidized period by one year is possible, after which the Bedrijfsschool will be self-sustaining.

Image from Dutch Optics Centre website

Soft X-Ray source based on HHG for LINX project

The Optics Research Group recently installed a coherent Soft X-Ray source based on High Harmonic Generation. This new source will have an important role within the LINX consortium, where innovative techniques for 3D lensless imaging are being developed for metrology purposes. The video below shows a rendered overview of the new source and its application.

Consortium partner Active Fiber Systems, spin-off company of University of Jena, recently installed this compact source at the Optics Research Group being the brightest source of its kind at the moment. This new source enables a lot of new opportunities, besides lensless imaging, by opening up a new wavelength range for optical metrology at the Delft Research Optics group.  If you are interested and want to know more about the new Soft X-Ray source or the LINX project, please contact Sven Weerdenburg or visit the LINX website