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Photonics in FP6

IST Calls

Strategic Objective 2.5.1 Photonic components CALL 5 (2005)

The objective was to develop advanced materials, solid-state sources and micro- and nano-scale photonic devices, and to integrate photonic functions in micro/nanoelectronics components ('Photonic system on a chip').

Projects were expected to address research challenges for mid-term to long-term industrial exploitation in one or more of the following application contexts:

  • 'Information technologies for health care and life science': bio-photonic functional components and sub-assemblies;
  • 'Communications and Infotainment': components and subsystems for low-cost or high-performance;

Strategic Objective 2.3.2.2 Optical, opto-electronic, and photonic functional components CALL 2 (2003)

The objective was to develop advanced materials, micro- and nano-scale photonic structures and devices, solid-state sources and to realise optoelectronic integrated circuits (OEIC). In the last 20 years, optics and photonics have become increasingly pervasive in a wide range of industrial applications. It has now become the heart of a new industry, building on microelectronics with which it will be increasingly linked.

Projects were expected to address research challenges for 2010 and beyond in one or more of the following application contexts: 'telecommunication and infotainment' (components for 'low-cost high-bandwidth' and 'Terabyte storage'), 'health care and life science' (minimally invasive photonic diagnostics and therapies, biophotonic devices), and 'Environment and Security' (photonic sensors and imagers).

NMP Calls

The NMP priority in FP6 supported research projects in the area of 'Nanotechnology and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices'.