PHOTONICS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM FOR MASTER STUDENTS

BySophie Messens

PHOTONICS SUMMER SYMPOSIUM FOR MASTER STUDENTS

Three days packed with master thesis presentations, guest lectures from industry and academia, insightful perspectives and networking with peers.

This must be the annual Photonics Summer Symposium!

Before graduation, Master Students in Photonics get the opportunity to present their Master Thesis. A valuable exercise to give a concise overview of a full semester Photonics project for fellow students within a strict timeframe.

The program of the Photonic Summer Symposium at VUB included following presentations:

  • Jorn Jacobs “Lamb wave inspection of composite material with fiber Bragg grating-based sensors”
  • Jael Pauwels “Speckle contrast reduction in laser projection systems based on micro-structured screens”
  • Brian Verspecht “Optical waveguide dispersion measurements based on all fiber methods”
  • Jonas Jacobs “Die Level Release Silicon Photonic MEMS fabricated in Imec iSIPP25G Platform”
  • Sahitya Janardhan “Use of current-assisted photo-diodes for making a photospectrometer in 350nm CMOS”
  • Gobinath Jegannathan “High speed VCSEL driver 350nm CMOS”

The first day was closed with an interesting talk from an invited expert, dr. ir. Bram Van Hoe (FBGS), who told us more about “High-strength fiber Bragg gratings: from basic measurement concepts to shaping sensing applications.

The symposium ended with the Graduation Ceremony.

Brian Verspecht received also the Award for the Best Thesis Presentation, and the active participation of Jael Pauwels was awarded with a special mention as most active student during Q&A sessions.

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