Technical University of Denmark


For almost two centuries DTU, Technical University of Denmark, has been dedicated to fulfilling the vision of H.C. Ørsted – the father of electromagnetism – who founded the university in 1829 to develop and create value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.


DTU Fotonik
is a department of the Technical University of Denmark with over 200 employees, performing world-leading technological research in areas as diverse as nanophotonics, optical fibers, nonlinear optics, fiber lasers, optical sensing, optical transmission systems, networks, coding, and THz science. DTU-F spins off on average one company per year. DTU Fotonik has dedicated laser and fiber optics labs for spectral characterization in the complete range of 190nm-5um and its own draw tower for drawing microstructured polymer optical fibers (mPOFs). The mPOF preforms are drilled on a computer controlled CNC machine. A 325nm He-Cd CW laser and phase masks are used for UV writing of FBGs around 850 and 1550nm. Extensive test equipment is available for static and dynamic mPOF and FBG strain testing, incl. 2 supercontinuum sources. In addition, DTU-F has a state-of-the-art Linux cluster equipped with all necessary fiber modeling tools, such as Femlab, COMSOL and Matlab.



Professor Ole Bang has headed the Fiber Sensors & Supercontinuum (FSS) group at DTU Fotonik since 2004, The group manufactured its first microstructured polymer optical fiber in 2004 and have been active in the field ever since. Ole Bang has supervised 31 PhD students, 3 of which are currently in TRIPOD. He has published 168 journal papers, 1 book, 5 book chapters, and 200+ conference papers. He has 5200 ISI citations and an ISI citation h-index of 41. He has 2 patents on fiber tapers and supercontinuum generation.


DTU Mekanik
is a department of the Technical University of Denmark with over 200 employees, performing world-leading research in diverse areas including processing and material science. DTU-M offers Ph.D., international Master and Bachelor Degrees all areas of mechanical Engineering and it graduates about 30 Ph.D. students per year, emphasizing education of highly skilled students with durable collaboration with industry. The Polymer Processing group at DTU Mekanik has a fully equipped polymer processing laboratory, which includes a clean room facility, which is essential to use in the production of optical component as POF. Processing tools dedicated to polymer preform molding are available. The group have developed, thee state-of-the-art internationally, numerical code to flow of molten plastics, as appering in the preform molding and fiber drawing.



Associate Professor Henrik Koblitz Rasmussen is heading the Polymer Processing group at DTU Mechanics. He has supervised 10 PhD students, of which 5 has been as main supervisor. He has published 52 journal papers (29 the past 5 years), 2 books, and 82 conference papers. He has 800 ISI citations and an ISI citation h-index of 19.