Engineers skilled in photonics and fiber optic sensing

Sentea is a spin-off of the joint Photonics Research Group of Ghent University and nanotechnology research center imec. The company was founded in 2018 by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and experienced researchers and has the ambition to become a market leader in fiber optic sensor interrogators leveraging the benefits of silicon photonics.

Fiber optic sensors allow for highly accurate and robust structural health monitoring solutions, predicting and preventing equipment failure and structural damage before it leads to catastrophic failure. Furthermore, these sensors can also be used to monitor and improve the operational efficiency of equipment and processes. Wind farms, civil structures, heavy industry and transport will benefit from Sentea’s small and cost-effective fiber optic sensor interrogators.

Our offices are located at the technology park in Zwijnaarde, the “silicon photonics valley” of Flanders.

At the heart of Sentea’s fiber optic sensor interrogator products lies an integrated silicon photonics chip. This chip combines all opto-electrical functions in a single component. Sentea is always looking for brilliant engineers in photonics and fiber optic sensing to strengthen the team. If you are an expert in one or more of the fields below, and you like an innovative and ambitious work environment, please do not hesitate to send us your resume.

Skills and fields of interest

  • Photonics design and characterization
  • Photonics packaging
  • Embedded software
  • Fiber optic sensing application engineering
  • Electronics and system level testing