DSPE boardmember received his PhD degree
Matthijs van Gastel recently received his PhD degree for his thesis “Automated sub-micron accurate #optical #fiberalignment for #photonic applications”. Research from Matthijs has shown an improved method of constructing #fiberarrays, which could significantly improve efficiency and lower...
Matthijs’ fiber array positions fibers next to one another and affixes them to a glass plate with glue. To test the suitability of this method, Matthijs performed simulations and experiments. Results showed high predictability of the glue’s behavior, making it a suitable technique for the #alignment of #opticalfibers.
The method employs an entirely new machine setup to align fibers with #nanometer accuracy. In testing a prototype of the machine, Matthijs demonstrated that it is able to assemble a 16-fiber array within minutes and with less alignment errors compared with current systems.