Metrology for the photonics industry – optical fibres, waveguides and applications

Project: EU project

Project Details


Improved metrology and characterisation techniques for photonics industry.

New methods and improved metrology are needed to reliably and traceably measure novel components used in photonics systems.

Project develops characterisation techniques for photonic devices and components as well
as calibration techniques and reference materials for fibre measuring instruments.

VTT MIKES develops methods to measure group velocity and dispersion in fibres as well as dimensional parameters of fibres.

Call 2014: Metrology for Industry

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Effective start/end date1/08/1531/07/18

Collaborative partners

  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES (lead)
  • Aalto University (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • Instituto de Óptica "Daza de Valdés" (IO_CSIC) (Project partner)
  • Metrosert AS (Project partner)
  • Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS) (Project partner)
  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (Project partner)
  • Arden Photonics Ltd (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Project partner)
  • JCMwave GmbH (Project partner)
  • Oplatek Group Oy (Project partner)
  • University of Eastern Finland (Project partner)
  • University of Tartu (Project partner)
  • University of Münster (Project partner)
  • Menlo Systems GmbH (Project partner)
  • nLIGHT Finland (Project partner)
  • Seagate Systems UK Ltd (Project partner)
  • TOPTICA Photonics AG (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • photonic devices
  • dispersion in fibres
  • calibration of fibre measuring instruments