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Laser Manufacturing of 3D nanostructured optics using Advanced Photochemistry

Laser Manufacturing of 3D nanostructured optics using Advanced Photochemistry

Objective

PHENOmenon will develop and validate an integral manufacturing approach (material, process and technology) for large area direct laser writing of 2&3D optical structures, targeting high speed production of optical surfaces with subwavelength resolution, using NonLinear Absorption. Developments in photochemistry and laser beam forming will allow to produce structures at different scales (100 nm to 10 microns). An unedited productivity in freeform fabrication of 3D structures will trigger the manufacturing of new and powerful optostructures with applications in lighting, displays, sensing, etc.
The novelty focuses on the combination of ultrasensitive nonlinear photocurable materials, and the laser projection of up to 1 million simultaneous laser spots. The photochemistry relies on new types of ultrasensitive photoinitiators and groundbreaking nonlinear sensitized resins for CW [Continuous Wave] laser writing. The developments in beam forming are based in modulation with SLMs [Spatial Light Modulators] and hybrid diffractive optics for massive 3D parallelization by imaging and holographic projection.
The enabled optical structures (hybrid microlenses, waveguides, polarizers, metasurfaces and holograms) will be modelled at the micro and macroscale, to develop application oriented simulation and design methodologies.
Selected demonstrators will show the capability to produce 3D optical micro-nanostructured components with unique optical characteristics, offering differential advantages in many products: advanced security holograms, efficient lighting, high performance optics, backlighting units for displays, holographic HMIs [Human Machine Interface] and planar concentrator microlenses. These components will contribute to address societal challenges like energy efficiency or security while reinforcing EU industry competitiveness.
A consortium comprising 4 top Research Institutions and 8 Industrial partners (4 SMEs) covering the complete value chain, will develop this project clearly driven by user needs.
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ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

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Calle Relva Torneiros 27a
36410 Porrino

Spain

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EU Contribution

€ 664 750

Participants (11)

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THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 445 260

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 505 100

MULTIPHOTON OPTICS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 100

FUNDACIO INSTITUT DE CIENCIES FOTONIQUES

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 203 600

FLUXIM AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 334 068,75

INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM

France

EU Contribution

€ 546 441,25

FLEXENABLE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 232 885

CDA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 018,75

PSA ID

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 333,75

FABRICA NACIONAL DE MONEDA Y TIMBRE-REAL CASA DE LA MONEDA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 545

DESIGN LED PRODUCTS LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 176 050

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780278

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 889 152,50

  • EU contribution

    € 3 889 152,50

Coordinated by:

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE

Spain