The discovery of an old Microscope

In the back of a cupboard of our group, (Optics Cluster at the Imaging Physics department of Applied Sciences), a box full of interesting objects had been hiding for almost thirty years. Nestled amongst prisms and scopes, was a mysterious microscope. Most of the objects dated from the mid-20th century, but this microscope looked older – much older! What happened and how did it end up in a closet at AS? The Team Maatwerk from TU Delft went to investigate.

Read more here.

Interview Joseph Braat, former Professor

Our Post-doc Yifeng Shao has invited our former Professor, Joseph Braat, for an interview published on Advanced Photonics to look back at his career, the development of optical storage and lithography in the Netherlands, and his transition to academia coming from Philips.

Joseph Braat (professor emeritus TU Delft and former research fellow at Philips Research) received the 2019 Holst Memorial Lecture Award for his important contributions in to diffraction-limited optical imaging and scanning. Photo courtesy of TU Eindhoven.

You find the interview here.

Two NWO Perspectief Proposal granted for our group

3 people performing research

NWO has granted two Perspectif program proposals where our group is part of:

Leading by light guidance, where the university of Twente is leading and Imaging at the smallest scales where our Department at TUDelft is leading.

Two videos have been produced to present the two projects:

You can find more information here.

OSA ‘Photo of the Year’, second place for Sven Weerdenburg

Our Phd student, Sven Weerdenburg made a photo of our high harmonic generation EUV light source which has made it to the 2nd place of Optica (OSA) ‘Photo of the Year’ contest.

EUV laser light that produce EUV and soft X-ray
A high-power femtosecond infrared laser focused into a pressurized Argon gas jet, leading to a plasma in which high-harmonic generation (HHG) occurs to produce coherent EUV and soft X-rays. —Sven Weerdenburg, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands.

The other photo contest winners you can find here