Mobilizing Static Fiber Interferometry
I became smitten with interferometry, spectrometry and Fourier processing as an undergraduate at the National
University of Ireland, Maynooth, where I earned a degree
in physics and mathematics in 1996. During my third-and fourth-year projects, I measured photoelectric work
functions, coded Fourier routines, and analyzed molecular spectra. This work inspired me to develop simple,
mobile optical measurement devices.
I carried that vision throughout my graduate studies at the Waterford Institute of Technology, where I
completed a Ph.D. in optical fiber interferometry, and
into my early career. I worked in multiple engineering and research roles across startup, blue-chip and
academic environments, exploring physical, chemical
and biological sensing, telecommunications and
astro-photonics. Working across disciplines informed
Tech advancements have led to miniaturized computers, phones and cameras,
so why not interferometers? Dominic Murphy, CEO of Pie Photonics, describes
how his fledgling company is devising mobile measurement solutions intended
to displace larger systems.
Pie Photonics’ headquarters
in Tullamore, Ireland.
Courtesy of Pie Photonics