Research on Micro-Photonics.

Project Details


The Brussels Photonics team (B-PHOT), under the leadership of Prof. Hugo Thienpont, has been active in the field of micro-photonics for more than 20 years. With its micro-optical design platform, its cyclotron based deep-proton writing, and its large-scale micro-optical measurement centre in clean room conditions B-PHOT is currently among the world-leaders in optical modelling, optical characterization, low-cost rapid prototyping, and proof-of-concept demonstration of micro-optical modules and has research collaboration agreements with top-level research groups in Europe, in the United States, Australia, and Asia. Since a few years the team applies its expertise on photonics-based systems also for biochemical analysis in various application areas such as microfluidics, point-of-care diagnosis, biomedicine, environmental monitoring, forensics, food quality control and industrial analysis. B-PHOT is also uniquely involved in industry-oriented research projects. Recently it was awarded the special status of "Focal Point for Industrial Validation" by the Flemish government for its track record in knowledge transfer and research validation in photonics.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/11


  • Holography
  • Non-Linear Optics
  • Photonics
  • Optival Instrumentation
  • Optical Computing
  • Semiconductor Technology
  • Optical Fibre Sensors
  • Optical Switches And Modulators
  • Optical Measurements
  • Optical Interconnects
  • Optical Materials
  • Vcsels
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Micro-Optics
  • Opto-Electronic Devices
  • Plastic Photonics

Flemish discipline codes

  • Physical sciences
  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Mathematical sciences