How to contact the Optics Group?

Visiting Address:

Van der Waalsweg 8 
2628 CH Delft The Netherlands

Postal Address:

Postbus 5046
2600 GA Delft
The Netherlands 

Delivery Adress:

Van der Waalsweg 10
2628 CH Delft
The Netherlands

Our secretary

Yvonne van Aalst

How to Reach Us?

Here you can find our building, a map of the campus, and a pdf of the direction to us


Student Projects

You are a young student in master, and you are looking for a master project to be done at TUDelft? You may think about a Master Project in our Optics Group!

We are currently looking for motivated students for theoretical and/or experimental work. Our projects are among the most challenging and interesting you will have to encounter.

You are efficient at coding? Come to us! We are always looking for competent coder for our simulations tools

You like physics equations? Join us! Our core knowledge is dealing with equations!

You are not from the Applied Physics faculty? We are looking for students with broad knowledge: labview, programming, electronics, mechanics! Do not think we only take students with Optics background! We may have a project for you even you graduate from 3ME, Aerospace Engineering, EEMCS, etc...

You like to play lego? Join us, our optical tables and their components are exactly what you are looking for!

So think Optica, when looking for a master project. Our doors are always open to students!

List of different projects

Here are listed our current projects offered to Bachelor and Master Students. Contact us for more informations or for others projects.  

Projects for a double bachelor Mathematics/Applied Physics

Automatic Eye Tracking System


  • you would like make your own eye tracking system. Check this project

Optical isolator

  • Would like to create the perfect optical isolator. Check this project.

    contact: Aurèle Adam

Adaptative Optics

Thin films

  • NEW: Design thin films, with or without structure for harvesting light (link)
    contact: Aurèle Adam 
  • NEW: Metrology of thin films, in collaboration with VSL, the Dutch Metrology Institute (link)

Contact person: Dr. Omar El Gawhary at VSL

Optics, lens, aberrations

  • Lithography and Optics System at ASML
    Contact person: Silvania 
  • Measurement of the field intensity in the focal region to retrieve aberrations of high quality lenses

    Contact person: Silvania


  • Build a new Holography Set-up in the Optics group and get your own hologram

    contact: Aurèle Adam


  • Applied Terahertz to concrete industry issues
    • We have project for a master students in collaboration with a multinational company to use THz for a concrete problem in an industrial environment. The project is based on a direct application of Terahertz Time Domain Spectrosocopy to be implemented in a factory line. The work consist on an experimental part and on a theoretical part.
      Implementations of the findings will lead to a future prototype by the company.
      Due to confidentiality reasons, more informations about the poject can be requested directly to Aurèle , Room E006.

Contact person: Aurèle


Ultra Short Pulses, Interferometry, Subwavelength


  • Nulling Interferometry (link)
  • Focussed spot characterisation (link)
  • Retrieval of subwavelength grating parameters by far field detection (link)
  • Project on multipole field waves expansion in Fourier domain (link)
  • Single Photon Interference Experiments with the Frequency Comb Laser Source

Contact person: Silvania


Femtolasers, Health

  • NEW: How to measure the Radius of a Proton (link)
  • Automation and Control of an FTIR spectrometer with nanometer precision (link)
  • Detection of volatile compounds in human breath using a femtosecond frequency comb laser (link)


Contact person: Nandini


Optimization of Optical Systems

  • Optimization of the Image Quality of Security Cameras (link)


Contact person: Florian

 Integrated Sensors (TU Delft - TNO) 

    • Resonator Characterization for Integrated Optical Sensors
    • Integrated Optical Strain Sensors


    • Small Particle detection by interferometry
      In the literature (Filipp V. Ignatovich, Lukas Novotny, “Real-Time and Background-Free Detection of Nanoscale Particles”, PRL 96, January 2006) it has been shown, that small particles (<20nm) can be detected on a transparent substrate using focused light and interferometric detection. The advantage of interferometric detection are reduced noise and higher sensitivity.
      During the master project it shall be investigated in how far this method can be adapted to larger fields of view. First some theoretical calculations shall be performed in order to get an idea on the expected signal levels on the detector. In a second stage an experimental setup shall be created with a large field of view (>30 mm) With the setup experimental verification of the signals shall be looked for.
      Contact person: Silvania
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