About VUB B-PHOT Brussels Photonics
Brussels Photonics (B-PHOT) is a renowned research group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium) that has been active in the field of photonics for more than 35 years. With 50 international experts, the group comprises 5 teams covering the full research cycle towards various photonics applications. B-PHOT’s research and innovation supply chain from modelling and fabrication to characterization and proof-of-concept demonstration is located in brand-new research facilities on the VUB Photonics Campus Gooik (http://www.b-phot.org/). Over the years, B-PHOT also acquired both theoretical and experimental expertise on photonic integrated circuits (PICs) made of silicon (Si), silicon nitride (SiN), indium phosphide (InP) and diamond. For example, B-PHOT’s nonlinear photonics team led by ERC Grant Holder prof. Nathalie Vermeulen realized important breakthroughs in the modelling and experimental demonstration of nonlinear spectral broadening of laser pulses in Si and SiN PICs covered with graphene. Nowadays, B-PHOT’s research activities with PICs target a wide variety of (nonlinear) photonic functionalities for various application domains, ranging from optical communication and optical sensing to biomedical analysis and health care.