Compact optical rulers based on fiber technology

Portrait de Francesco De Lucia Francesco De Lucia
Brussels School of Engineering

The project ‘PocketLight’ aims to make the production of optical rulers more simple and affordable. Optical rulers allow to measure distance and time with high accuracy, but are currently very expensive and complex tools to produce.

Francesco De Lucia will join François Leo’s and March Haelterman’s team. He will use specific optical fibres (Periodically poled silica fibres, PPSFs) to implement compact all-fibre resonators (CAFRs). Such compact device could democratize the use of optical rulers in many disciplines, such as use in GPS or high-precision clocks.

End of the project: 31-08-2022

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 842676
Created on February 12, 2020