Development of photonics products and technology platforms
Get help translating your idea into market-ready photonics products.
The future of photonics products and photonics systems
The development of photonic components and systems are moving very fast. In particular, the LED segment is undergoing significant changes due to the need for efficient and reliable lighting systems to replace incandescent and mercury-based light sources.
This provides new possibilities for sensors, instruments and technical applications in the visual band, but also applications within UV and IR are numerous.
Your partner in product development
FORCE Technology, in collaboration with the CAP network, offers the complete development of photonics products and technology platforms, possibly 0-series and OEM manufacturing.
We have extensive experience with practical solutions based on several years of professional work with the development and production of sensor systems, instruments, lighting systems etc. In addition, our experience is based on 'in house' development of optics, mechanics, electronics, software, PCB layout, and regulatory approval.
Contact us to learn more about product development or read more about photonics and light.
How can we help you?
How can we contribute to your product development?
the Photonics department offers partial developments, including:
- Optical start-up assistance
- Design specifications
- System design
- Optical system design and simulation
- Component selection and sourcing
- Specification and characterisation of photonic components
- Circuit design
- PCB layout
- Manufacturing of prototype
- SW development
- Signal processing
- Regulatory conditions and in-house testing
- Support for IPR Clarification
- Product testing
- Design review
- Project management, upgrading competencies, mentoring.
Which subcontractors does CAP give access to?
The CAP network gives access to an extensive network of subcontractors with core competencies within:
- Electronics assembly, procurement, testing, and logistics
- Print production
- Mechanics and optics, including 3D print
What does CAP focus on, in particular?
In addition to general continuous maintenance of design and development competencies, the Centre of Applied Photonics group has a particular focus on:
- Optical system design and simulation
- Selection and use of LED and associated components
- Maintenance of fast-changing optical component knowledge
- Practical applications of photonic components
- Detection algorithms and signal processing
- Targeted upgrades of skills specifically designed for SMEs and start-ups.
Sartorius Stedim Biotech: DSS sensor modul og Sensolux system
Optical sensors are growing in popularity due to the low-cost, low power requirements and long-term stability. This is made possible by the availability of LED light sources in a wide spectral range.
An Optode is an optical sensor device that optically measures a specific substance usually with the aid of a chemical transducer. Optodes can apply various optical measurement schemes such as reflection, absorption, luminescence and more.
By far the most popular methodology is luminescence. The DDS module is optimized for Oxygen and pH sensing. The Optrodes are illuminated with blue and UV light respectively and responds at longer wavelength, known as luminescence. The oxygen Optrode will generate a shift in fluorescence decay versus change in oxygen concentration. The pH Optode will generate a color shift.
Luminescence sensor systems requires stringent optical design. The luminescence signal is often very low and requires high performance optical filtering. External disturbance, light and noise can be removed by modulation and succeeding signal processing. The processing will extract sensor response. Decay -Oxygen- and Color -pH-
The DSS module is a generic platform and useful for a variety of luminescence/fluorescence sensing jobs.
DSS module and Sensolux box: Developed for Sartorius Stedim Biotech.
Mini SpectrometerThe basic function of a spectrometer is to take in light and break it into its spectral components. Off-the-shelf spectrometers are available from numerous vendors. Nevertheless, special performance might be required. This task can be performed by the CAP network.
The above spectrometer is optimized for blood analyses.
DELTA Roadsensor: GRX RetroReflectometer
Safe traffic flow is highly dependent on properly performing traffic signs and road markings. At nighttime on dark roads, the retroreflection of traffic signs and road markings are essential in guiding drivers to keep vehicles safely positioned on the roads.
This instrument, developed for DELTA RoadSensor, is based on LED technology. Nighttime optical properties present a special challenge if measured in full daylight. This substantial disturbance can be eliminated by signal processing. A processing only possible due to the properties of LED based illumination.
Learn more on www.roadsensors.com
Related services in Centre of Applied Photonics
LED applications in products
Get assistance and advice to optimally leverage the use of LED technology in new products.
Optical chip design
Low-power, low-cost optical chips for various sensor applications.
Optical system design
Consultancy, design and review of optical systems, incl. building, manufacturing and test of prototypes.
Development of photonic products
Start-up assistance and first aid during development of optical systems and photonic products.