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Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732894

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 10 000 000

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

Objective

The hybrid optomechanical technologies (HOT) consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or indeed contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single “hybrid” system. As hybrid interfaces they will allow to harness the unique advantages of each subsystem within a nano-scale footprint, while as integrated hybrid devices they will enable entirely novel functionalities. A particular focus will be on nano-optomechanical devices that comprise electrical, microwave or optical systems with micro- and nano-mechanical systems. Research in the past decade, in particular by European groups, has shown the significant technological potential that such nano-optomechanical systems can offer, in particular by establishing a new way in which optical, radio-frequency and microwave signals can be interfaced. The present consortium includes leading academic groups and industrial partners to explore the potential of these hybrid-nano-optomechanical systems. It will explore hybrid opto- and electro-mechanical devices operating at the physical limit for conversion, synthesis, processing, sensing and measurement of EM fields, comprising radio, microwave frequencies to the terahertz domain. These spectral domains open realistic applications in the existing application domains of medical (e.g. MRI imaging), security (e.g. Radar and THz monitoring), positioning, timing and navigations (Oscillators) and for future quantum technology. The research aims at specific technological application, with realistic operating conditions and seeks to develop actual system demonstrators. In addition, it will explore how these hybrid transducers can be fabricated within standard CMOS processing, and thereby be made compatible with current manufacturing methods. The HOT devices will thereby impact today’s technology and likewise address potential future need for the manipulation of quantum signals.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 188 750

Participants (16)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 550 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 561 927,50

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 443 750

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 615 000

STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 550 000

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 562 386,25

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 556 250

UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 548 250

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 557 625

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 549 975

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 684 125

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 548 890

INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AUSTRIA

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 548 250

HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 562 500

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 627 321,25

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732894

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 10 000 000

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland