Test engineer at Optics11 – a story by Ekin

On International Women’s Day we are celebrating achievements of our female colleagues in the industry and would like to introduce you to one of them. Please meet Ekin – an enthusiastic expert in optical fiber testing and production. Ekin shares her experience of working at Optics11 for more than 2 years and explains what being […]

Fiber-Optic and Piezoelectric Acoustic Emission Sensors: Performance Comparison

Acoustic emission testing is one of the non-destructive techniques Optics11 AE system OptimAE can be used for. Learn more how OptimAE performed in laboratory tests against piezoelectrical acoustic sensors and what advantages it brings. Download paper “Optics11-CETIM – Performance Comparison between FO and PZT AE sensors” Paper by Optics11 experts Mario Sorgente, Aydin R. Zadeh […]

Acoustic testing vs Acoustic Emission testing: what is what?

Acoustic emission testing is one of the non-destructive techniques Optics11 AE system OptimAE can be used for. The acoustic emission principles however often get confused with the acoustic testing ones. What are the differences between the two and why are they not the same thing? Acoustic testing is the measurement of sound, noise and vibration. […]

OptiFender successful tests with Delft University of Technology

OptiFender – partial discharge monitoring system, proved effectiveness in PD detection in high-voltage Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) Fiber optics is a powerful principle that drives our sensing systems allowing us to provide solutions for previously unresolved challenges. Partial discharge being a common problem in high-voltage environments, it is crucially important to monitor the asset to […]

Day Of Photonics

Our fiber optic sensing solutions can be found across multiple industries and locations. In this post we will share how our products are applied for structural health monitoring of a bridge, wind turbine blades, partial discharge detection and underwater acoustics. When we monitor bridge health Our NovaFAZ SHM solution is FBG based measuring system and […]

Recent lab results demonstrate OptiFender’s effectiveness

Paper title: Partial discharge detection and characterisation with optical acoustic emission sensors Meet the experts: Aydin R. Zadeh – PhD,  Fiber Sensing Development Engineer, Optics11 Nicola Piva – Lead Product Manager, Optics11 Luis Castro Heredia – Postdoctoral researcher at the DC systems, Energy conversion & Storage Research Group, Delft University of Technology Read the paper […]

Developing new standards in fiber optic sensing industry

What we are going to talk about: IEEE standard for Fiber Optic Sensors – Fiber Bragg Grating Interrogator Standard – Terminology and Definitions, approved in February 2021 (IEEE Std 2067-2021) Meet our expert: Dr.-Ing. Selwan K. Ibrahim, R&D manager at Optics11 – leader of the FBG interrogator development team in Ireland, member of a working […]

Optics11 and Optics11 Life secure funding to accelerate growth

AMSTERDAM Optics11 and Optics11 Life have secured funding from Rabobank. The funding will be used to strongly accelerate growth across global markets, to further build the team for the future and to strategically expand the high-tech product portfolios of both business units. Both business units have developed unique technology and IP, and are addressing significant […]

Performance comparison between FOS and PZT AE sensors

Comparison between FOS and PZT AE sensors

The white-paper written in collaboration with CETIM operated by ANDRA is out!  Our optical acoustic emission system OptimAE is ready to tackle difficult measurements in harsh environments, with performance comparable to the state-of-the-art electrical systems.  The fiber-optic sensors were tested in a lab environment and directly compared with the electrical PZT sensors to evaluate sensitivity, directivity, waveforms, signal repeatability and localization accuracy. The fiber-optic system […]

Optics11 releases new generation of OptimAE doubling its sensor capacity

OptimAE AE sensing system

We are proud to announce the release of the new generation of OptimAE, our fiber-optic Acoustic Emission sensing system. Further development of the technology enabled us to double the channel capacity for the same price! This makes the advantages of fiber-optics available to all AE users, at the cost of a classic electrical system. With […]