Optical Sciences

Biomolecules and nanostructures

The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale. We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the MESA+ institute.
We participate in the EU-COST actions MP1102: Coherent Raman microscopy (MicroCor) and CM1202: Supramolecular photocatalytic water splitting (PERSPECT-H2O)


Development of an optical fiber based groundwater flow sensor

  • Sandra Drusova - PhD student
  • Herman Offerhaus - Scientific Staff

  • Fiber Bragg gratings sensors can be used to determine temperature with a high accuracy. Combining a heating cable with several temperature sensors allows for determination of (very slow) flow.
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