Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Design and investigation of hollow core photonic bandgap fiber for

About this position

Hollow core photonics bandgap fiber (HC-PBF) is a promising technology for a broad range of advanced optical systems covering from lighting to sensing. Different from classical solid glass optical fiber, HC-PBF confines light within its hollow core due to the periodic bandgap structured cladding. Depending on each application, the HC-PBF can be designed and tuned to meet specified requirement. The wave propagation and behaviour can be studied using numerical simulations. In this project, we aim to investigate the HC-PBF for sensing purpose.

What will be your role?

In order to know the key parameters in the design of the sensor, you will be working on the modelling of the sensor. After acquainted with the subject through literature review and technical reading, an analytical model will be derived to understand the working principle of the sensor. After that, numerical tools will help to get a deeper understanding of the details. The sensing performance will be studied through systematic modelling by tuning HC-PBF geometry and light wave conditions. Besides that, sensitivity and tolerance analysis can be done to understand the robustness of the system, when certain parameters change. By the end of the project, experimental validation of HC-PBF behaviour and sensing performance can be performed. Here you can help with performing measurements, and analysing the results from these measurements to understand what can be improved for future iterations.

What we expect from you

Preferably you are a motivated master student in Physics or Engineering, that is familiar with numerical modelling methods. Knowledge of EM-theory and/or photonics is preferred. Data processing and analysis will be part of your work as well.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

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