Ir. Aladdin Al Haffar (Doctoral Researcher)This person is working in this group since 2022.
He got his B.Sc. in physics and a M.Sc. in laser sciences and applications from Damascus University. With that knowledge his keenness for photonics cutting edge technology motivated him to pursue a second M.Sc. in photonics engineering in VUB and UGent. He was awarded the VUB scholarship for academic excellence.
His research approach follows the cycle of designing, prototyping, characterisation and validation. As a result, he conduct theoretical till experimental research. His earlier theses titles are:
1-Optical data encryption employing spatial light modulator (SLM) and parallel simulation of its operations using general purpose graphic processing unit.
2-Two-photon polymerization-based 3D nano-printing of diffractive optical elements for fiber optic applications.
The title of his recently-initiated PhD project is "Programmable wavelength filters in general-purpose photonic processors". In this PhD project he is developing programmable wavelengths filters in a multifunctional photonic processor. This technology combines photonic chips, electronics and software to operate a waveguide mesh where the flow of light can be adjusted during its operation. He is developing different techniques algorithms and simulations up to experimental demonstrations on photonic chips.
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