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Enabling Technologies for 3D Nano Photonics: New Materials and Process Technology for Real 3D Integrated Optical Circuits, Photonic Band Gap Devices and Photonic Crystals (NEWTON) - Publishable Executive Summary

Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

The Project NewTon is a 6th Framework IST STREP project to develop the complete process chain for the fast and flexible production of photonic components. This project considers all aspects of production of photonic components based on photonic bandgap technology (PBG). The main scientific and technological objectives are the identification of materials and production methods, improvement of the design and simulation, and the characterization of photonic components. By combining these elements, the first prototype components for telecommunication applications are expected by the end of the project.
The photonic component process chain contains three steps: template generation, defect inscription inside the template, and subsequent inversion using high index materials. Prior to the process chain development, the determination of appropriate materials and production methods has been envisaged. This identification step has been finished during this reporting period.
The first step is the production of three dimensional photonic bandgap templates. These are 3D periodic structures that inhibit the propagation of electromagnetic radiation in some or all directions. Two methods are explored in this project: colloid crystals and 3D holographic lithography.

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Record Number: 9509 / Last updated on: 2008-10-30
Category: PRJS
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