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Advanced plasmonic-on-fibre devices for optical communication and sensing applications


The proposed knowledge transfer project on Advanced plasmonic-on-fibre devices for optical communication and sensing applications (Plasm-on-fibre) via this International Incoming Fellowship (IIF) programme will transfer the knowledge and expertise of the Marie Curie IIF Fellow Dr J Zhang from the Institute of Solid State Physics (ISSP) of Chinese Academy of Sciences, who is specialised in plasmonics and nanophotonics, to the EU host – Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT) at Aston University in the UK to carry out the world-class research in the new emerging science area – Plasmonics. Working in the defined four key research objective areas: R1: In-depth theoretical study and advanced fabrication of novel fibre gratings for efficient excitation of surface plasmon polaritons; R2: Exploring nanomaterials and nanostructures for novel plasmonic functions; R3: Developing ultrafast magneto-plasmonic modulation function and devices based on novel hybrid multi-layer excitation of surface plasmon polaritons; R4: Developing next generation plasmonic-on-fibre biosensors based on hybrid fibre gratings and plasmonic nanostructures, we anticipate this project will generate new knowledge, explore potential functions and develop novel plasmonic-on-fibre devices for optical communication and sensing applications and lead to long term collaboration between AIPT and ISSP. In parallel, this IIF project will also aim to train Post-docs and Ph.D and Master students at AIPT and form a network with 4 academic and 3 industrial partners in Europe. The outcome of this project will enhance the EU leading position in fundamental knowledge, new ideas and novel devices and technologies in modern plasmonics.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nanophotonics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/condensed matter physics/solid-state physics
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MC-IIFR - International incoming fellowships (Return phase)


Dongpudao 350
230031 Hefei
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Administrative Contact
Lide Zhang (Prof.)