Oplatek involved in improving the metrology for the photonics industry

Oplatek is taking part in the PhotInd project, that concentrates on improving the metrology for the photonics industry. 7 NMIs, 7 companies and 4 universities/institutes have joined forces to improve photonics measurements. The 3-year project started in 8/2015.

The use of optical fibers and photonic components is increasing in many rapidly growing and demanding fields such as aviation, telecommunications and automotive industries. These modern photonic systems use novel components with such dimensional and optical properties that cannot be reliably measured using conventional techniques. Thus new measurement technologies and improved metrology are needed to meet the demands of the photonics industry.

The aim of the PhotInd project is to develop online and offline measurement techniques for dimensional and optical characterization of advanced photonic components and devices in fiber and waveguide optics as well as the necessary calibration techniques and artefacts to enable calibration of the newest generation of measuring instruments. This will enable technological breakthroughs and commercialization of the modern photonic systems, strengthening the competitiveness of the European photonics industry.

In the project Oplatek has been involved in the development of measurement techniques for the characterization of advanced optical fibers. A measurement setup for measuring dimensional parameters of advanced optical fibers was designed, built and tested in a real fiber manufacturing process at Oplatek. We also contributed in the developing of high power optical characterization. You can read more about the details of the project at https://www.photind.eu/

The PhotInd project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.