Photonic Integration: A key enabler for multi-measure and sensing in complex Infrastructure

Duo presentation by Marinus J. van der Hoek, Director / Photonics Innovator, VanderHoekPhotonics and Ruben van Ardenne, Manager Strategy and Innovation, Compass Infrastructure, The Netherlands

Photonics-based telecoms has accelerated the development and application of photonics-based sensing to a great extent. Nowadays, challenging conditions for sensing can be met using innovative principles, enabled by the nature of light.

From an industrial point of view, we are convinced photonics based sensing is the way forward and collaboration in the whole Photonics-based ecosystem is key.

In this talk we will present examples of field-tests and proof of principle projects using photonics-based sensing, emphasizing the decisive role of photonic integration to fertilize growth in the field of applications.



What drives you?
Promoting the use of photonics-based technologies for advanced telecoms and multi-parameter sensing.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
It will review present applications and successes of photonics-enabled sensing, combined with a view over the horizon of novel challenges…

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Photonic technologies for security, energy and (bio) medical applications.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Economical benefits, expansion of parameters and effects to be measured, support of scientific research.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Nowadays, costs for especially complex instruments for generation and readout of the signals for sensing.

“Special quote”
‘Bringing Light to the Heart of Your Business’, being the tagline of activities by VanderHoekPhotonics

About Marinus J. van der Hoek

Marinus J. van der Hoek (TU Delft, The Netherlands). After working for 10 year at TNO Science and Industry on space technology, early applications of optical fibers and photonic integrated circuits for sensing, he switched to an industrial position in 1988. As Technical Director of a telecoms-oriented company in The Netherlands he established an in-company industrial R&D group, pioneering photonic applications for telecommunications and sensing. In 2006 he started his own company, VanderHoekPhotonics, serving a broad range of industrial, governmental and academic customers with consultancy, training, research and development, innovations and prototypes focusing on photonics-based sensors and telecommunication networks.

About VanderHoekPhotonics

VanderHoekPhotonics’ mission is to serve its customers in industry, scientific institutes and the educational community with a sound knowledge, a practical approach and innovative ideas in the field of photonics. VanderHoekPhotonics also initiates, stimulates and supports new activities and initiatives, research and development, advanced products and services and dedicated high-level training.

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