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 …

CARLA Camp 31 May & 1 June 2022

Together with the industrial and academic photonics communities, we are creating inclusive pan-European photonics career camps aimed at university students and early-stage researchers (graduates, undergraduates, Master’s students, PhD students and early stage post-docs) from all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Photonics focused areas. It will give you a peek into the vast opportunities that the …

Omar El Gawhary appointed as member of the Council of Experts on National Measurement Standards

Since February 2022, Omar El Gawhary, from the Optics group of ImPhys, has been appointed as member of the Council of Experts on National Measurement Standards (Raad van deskundigen van de nationale meetstandaarden). The Council, appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK) advises the Dutch Government on strategic choices concerning the …

Andrew Boyd

Andrew Boyd received his MSci degree in Physics from the University of Durham in 2008. Following this he joined Qioptiq St Asaph in 2009 as a Graduate Optical Designer.  His work in the intervening years has consisted of the optical design of a wide range of systems for Defence and Aerospace applications. More recently he has served as the …

OASIS: a Far-Infrared Space Mission

(The same article was published at SRONieuws, March 2021) OASIS is een missieconcept dat een droom waar kan maken voor submm/ver-infrarood sterrenkunde: hoge-resolutie imaging van bijvoorbeeld water op te sporen op asteroïden of in bewoonbare zones van exoplanetenstelsels. Terwijl in het verleden geprobeerd werd dit te verwezenlijken door interferometrie vanuit de ruimte zo als bij …

World-record in single-photon detection efficiency has been achieved by TUDelft team in Optica/Imphys (Editor’s Pick in APL Photonics)

Detecting light at its quantum limit -single photon-level has enabled and greatly benefited quantum information sciences, fluorescence imaging, Lidar (radar with light), and many other applications. Since 2001, superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) have become the new standard for detecting single-photons with simultaneously offering high detection efficiency and pico-second temporal resolution. Particularly at the …

Thomas van der Sijs

Thomas van der Sijs obtained his BSc in Applied Physics with honours at Delft University of Technology (DUT) in 2016. During his bachelor studies, he went to Lund for an exchange semester at Lund University. In 2020 Thomas finished his MSc in Applied Physics at DUT after carrying out his master thesis research in the …

Other educational activities

The Optics research is also outside the TU Delft active for education Supporting the Pre-University Programme with an Optics module, a completely online experimental course for high school students. Matching Day for senior high school students, three one-day-courses during the summer break as part of the subject MGO.

BEP and MEP projects

Students can do their BEP and MEP projects at the Optics Research Groups. See below for the projects. Master project: Lensless Imaging of 3D nanostructures with Soft X-Rays Next-gen computer chips keep on reducing in size at a rather quick pace. This results in a demand for a high-end metrology tool in the industry to inspect these 3D …

Multi-Source Light Shaping

Light shaping problems such as computer generated holography, beam shaping and illumination design, are concerned with redirecting the light emitted by one or multiple sources into a desired light distribution at a target plane. This is generally achieved using diffractive optical elements, spatial light modulators or freeform optics. However, the methods shaping these optical systems …