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Lossless Photon management – Optical design for manufacture at different length scales

Objective

The target of this project is to prepare and train future engineers for the design challenges and opportunities provided by modern optics technology. Such challenges include lossless photon management, modelling at the system, components and feature level, and the link between design and technology. Today all optical designs are often perceived following different approaches, namely geometrical optics, physical optics and nano-photonics. Traditionally these approaches are linked to the different lengths-scale that are important to the system. Starting from the entire system that is macroscopic and uses geometrical optics, over the miniaturized unit that is based on micro-optics and needs physical optics design, down to the active nano-photonics entity that allows steering light truly at the nano-scale but which requires to be designed with rigorous methods that provide full wave solutions to the governing Maxwell’s equations. A design for manufacture of next generation optical applications necessarily requires to bridge the gap between the different length scales and to consider the design at a holistic level. At the core are optical simulation models developed and used in the academic research and the one used for optical designs in industry. Up to now, only the academic partners apply an integral approach to include micro- and nano-photonics in their simulations. Together with the industrial partners projects will be launched to promote the academic developments in optical design and simulation over different length scales towards the industry. The industry will use the know-how to consolidate their expertise, expand their businesses, and occupy new fields of activities. For each research subject, may it be nano-photonics, micro-optics or system engineering, a channel can be provided to access particular knowledge and/or stimulate collaborations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 582 025,39

Participants (12)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 709 373
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 242 293,80
Address
Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 422 283,48
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEPTAGON OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Siltasaarenkatu 18-20 A
00530 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUSS MICROOPTICS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 265 226,76
Address
Rouges Terres 61
2068 Hauterive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HOLOEYE PHOTONICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 332 288,64
Address
Volmerstrasse 1
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARL ZEISS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 443 051,52
Address
Carl Zeiss Strasse 22
73447 Oberkochen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
De Run 6501
5504DR Veldhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 127 687,14
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
JCMWAVE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 256 139,16
Address
Bolivarallee 22
14050 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DATALOGIC IP TECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 315 408,28
Address
Via San Vitalino 13
40012 Lippo Di Calderara Di Reno Bo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Meyer Burger Research AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 132 613,38
Address
Rouges-terres 61
2068 Hauterive
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)