Infrastructures and laboratories
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique Montréal, an engineering university, is one of the most important engineering teaching and research institutions in Canada and remains the leader in Quebec in terms of the scope of its research activities.
Polytechnique offers courses in several engineering specialties and conducts nearly a quarter of total university research in these fields in the entire province of Quebec. With its 60 or so research units and world-renowned faculty, it pursues some of the most intense research activities in Canada.
Polytechnique Montréal is a scientific and technological institution of international calibre. It has more than 200 agreements with counterparts around the world and more than a quarter of its students come from abroad.
Fiber Optics Laboratory
The Fiber Optics Laboratory is a research and teaching laboratory in photonics affiliated with the Department of Engineering Physics. Founded more than 20 years ago, the laboratory specializes in the development of skills and know-how specific to the fabrication of all-fiber components (active and passive) and fiber characterization. The experience acquired during all these years now covers many other high-level research fields, notably the study of non-linear optical phenomena, components for high-speed telecommunication networks, the development of laser sources as well as cryptography and quantum optics.
The Poly-Grames Research Center has a long history of excellence in research and training in radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter wave and photonic microwave engineering. Within the Poly-Grames Research Center is the FABULAS laboratory made possible thanks to an investment of nearly $4 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
To date, the laboratory benefits from state-of-the-art equipment and stands out for its innovative projects involving motivated graduate students.
Here is an overview of the equipment:
• More than 14 lasers covering a wide spectrum from ultraviolet to mid-infrared
• 1 m long fiber Bragg grating (FBG) station
• Tunable interferometer for writing fiber Bragg gratings (0.6 µm to 2 µm)
• High precision translation stage (nm resolution) 30 x 30 cm
• 3D fs laser ablation and waveguide fabrication
• Characterization equipment for various optical devices
Laboratory of Radiological Optics
Central to the research goals of the Laboratory of Radiological Optics is the development of innovations (instrumentation, information processing, mathematical algorithms, and software) in biomedical engineering, all in collaboration with clinicians, biologists, engineers, and industrial partners. The team is working on the development, characterization and validation of new medical devices and analysis algorithms that bridge the gap between advanced optical technology in surgical oncology and pathology to accurately detect and characterize cancerous tissue.