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

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.

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)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 709 373

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 242 293,80

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 422 283,48

HEPTAGON OY

Finland

SUSS MICROOPTICS SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 265 226,76

HOLOEYE PHOTONICS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 332 288,64

CARL ZEISS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 443 051,52

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

Netherlands

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 127 687,14

JCMWAVE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 256 139,16

DATALOGIC IP TECH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 315 408,28

Meyer Burger Research AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 132 613,38

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 675745

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 828 390,55

  • EU contribution

    € 3 828 390,55

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland