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Metasurfaces for ultrafast light structuring

Ziel

The METAFAST project aims to develop a novel class of synthetic nonlinear optical materials, or metamaterials, as a disruptive platform enabling unprecedented ultrafast dynamical control over polarization and wavefront of light. In particular, we will develop ultracompact all-optical modulators capable of faster than ever structuring of the spin and orbital angular momentum (SOAM) of light beams. Such ultrafast optical modulation offers an exceptionally robust method for the encoding of digital information in free space optical links, being also resistant to eavesdropping thanks to topological protection. The state-of-the-art of SOAM modulation technology to date is largely based on liquid crystals or digital micromirrors, which suffer from intrinsic limits in terms of speed (of the order of thousands bit per second) and prevent real-world telecom applications (demanding billions bit per second data rate). Thanks to our novel approach to ultrafast light structuring via nonlinear optical metasurfaces we will tackle the formidable challenge of increasing by 6 orders of magnitude the speed of SOAM modulators. Such a result could provide the metropolitan optical network with the kind of speed, robustness and security requested to support the 5G radio technology, thus underpinning the forthcoming fourth industrial revolution with fast communications for the so-called internet of things.

Wissenschaftliches Gebiet

  • /Technik und Technologie/Werkstofftechnik/Flüssigkristall
  • /Technik und Technologie/Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik/Informationstechnik/Telekommunikation/Telekommunikationsnetz/optisches Netz
  • /Technik und Technologie/Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik/Informationstechnik/Telekommunikation/Funktechnologie

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Finanzierungsplan

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Koordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
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Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
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Italien
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 788 416,25

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA
Italien
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€ 364 387,50
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Piazza Mercato 15
25121 Brescia
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS
Frankreich
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€ 463 592,50
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85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA
Deutschland
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€ 523 422,50
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Furstengraben 1
07743 Jena
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JOHN ATANASOFF CENTER FOR BIO AND NANO PHOTONICS
Bulgarien
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€ 359 012,50
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Car Kaloyan 8
1000 Sofia
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Research Organisations