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Surface Plasmon Nanodevices : Towards sub-wavelength miniaturization of optical interconnects and photonic components

Objective

Miniaturizing optical connections and controlling optical processes at the sub wavelength scale are expected key technologies not only for the future of data processing but also for the development of various sensors needed in nanotechnologies. Among other strategies, a promising perspective shows up from the research works on optical nanodevices involving surface plasmon polaritons sustained by nanostructures, also called plasmonics.

During the last years, European laboratories succeeded to build a significant advance over concurrent groups of other continents. To ensure the definitive European leadership in this field of research with a high potential of industrial applications, it is now essential to federate the human and technical resources spread in Europe into a Network of Excellence aimed at developing prototypes of surface plasmon nanodevices for controlling optical processes at the sub wavelength scale.

In the framework of well identified scientific and technical objectives, the participating organizations propose as aim of the present network of excellence to test an alternative structure of the management, evaluation and decision making mechanisms of research projects in order to improve the incisive and target oriented character of the research program.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DIJON BOURGOGNE
Address
Rue De Montmuzard
21078 Dijon Cedex
France

Participants (16)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
9220 Aalborg
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
75794 Paris Cedex 16
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Aktiebolag
Sweden
Address

412 96 Goeteborg
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address

1015 Lausanne
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES
Spain
Address
Av. Del Canal Olimpic S/n, Parc Mediterrani De La Tecnologia
08660 Castelldefels
KODAK LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Hemel One, Boundary Way
HP2 7YU Hemel Hempstead
LZH LASERZENTRUM HANNOVER E.V.
Germany
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address
University Road
Belfast
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Einstein1, Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Universitaetsplatz 3
8010 Graz
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR STRASBOURG I
France
Address
4, Rue Blaise Pascal
67070 Strasbourg
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
Exeter
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster