Fiber-top sensors: micro technology on the tip of a fiber

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FTMEMS' fiber-top devices are a new generation of miniaturized sensors obtained by fabricating small mechanical pieces on the tip of an optical fiber. The light sent into the fiber from the opposite end is then used to detect even the smallest movement of those pieces and anything that has caused that movement. Applications range from the detection of chemicals to microscopy, and, in a few years, might extend to the medical arena. The technology, invented at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and brought to maturity via an ERC grant, is now commercialized by our spin-off company Optics11.