Metrology for the photonics industry - optical fibres, waveguides and applications

Short Name: PhotInd, Project Number: 14IND13
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Improved metrology for the photonics industry

Optical fibres and other photonic components are being increasingly implemented in many rapidly-growing and demanding areas, such as aviation electronics, telecommunications and the automotive industry. New reliable measurement techniques and improved metrology are needed to meet these demands. The project developed online and offline measurement techniques for dimensional and optical characterisation of advanced photonic components and devices as well as the necessary calibration techniques and artefacts to enable calibration of the newest generation of measuring instruments. The developed characterisation and calibration techniques will underpin the development and manufacture of novel photonics components thereby strengthening the competitiveness of the European photonics industry, enabling innovation and providing faster, cheaper data connection. 

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Other Participants
Arden Photonics Ltd (United Kingdom)
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
Itä-Suomen yliopisto (Finland)
JCMwave GmbH (Germany)
Menlo Systems GmbH (Germany)
nLIGHT Oy (Finland)
Oplatek Group Oy (Finland)
Seagate Systems UK Limited (United Kingdom)
Tartu Ulikool (Estonia)
Toptica Photonics AG (Germany)
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster (Germany)