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Design and Fabrication of Optoelectronic DEvices Based on Innovative Second-Order Non Linear Organic Nanomaterials

Objective

ODEON project aims at developing innovative multifunctional materials-materials opt electronic devices. The research will be carried out on design, synthesis and fabrication of an interferon metric electro-optical modulator demonstrator. Electro-optical modulators are key devices in telecommunication. They encode data into an optical signal to transmit over fibber optic cables. Today's available devices are based on lithium neonate. They present intrinsic limitations in the modulation frequency and high production costs. Exploitation of active organic molecules connected to polymers can represent a convenient alternative strategy. First trials on these materials suggest that the drawbacks of the present technology can be overcome. We plan to fabricate a demonstrator device based on new organic chromospheres with stronghyperpolarizability, specially designed and synthesized. The chromospheres will be hosted in, or grafted on, polymeric matrices and hybrid sol gel-derived glasses. They will be manipulated at nanometre scale by means of electric or light fields in order to obtain suitably oriented molecular arrays. These materials will be patterned using different techniques to produce simple wave guiding structures, to test interferometer geometry suitable for the planned electro-optic device. In order to attain our target, a deep insight into chemical and physical phenomena relating to engineering engineering of innovative multifunctional materials is needed. For this purpose, proper characterization of structural, mechanical, linear and non-linear optical properties will be performed. As final project stage appropriate functional experiments will be carried out to test the demonstrator. High level of competence and complementarities of partners' along with the presence of two industrial partners are going to ensure a success and achievement of the objectives. Moreover, the expertise of a leading company operating on the opt electronic device market, together with innovative materials.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
Roma
Italy

Participants (10)

SELEX SISTEMI INTEGRATI SPA
Italy
Address
Via Tiburtina Km 12,400
Rome
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Bâtiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALI
Italy
Address
Via Benedetto Varchi 59
Firenze
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE LYON
France
Address
46 Allee D'italie
Lyon
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR
France
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
Strasbourg
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Edmund-siemers-allee 1
Hamburg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Address
Gottlieb-daimler-strasse
Kaiserslautern
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES WILDAU
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse
Wildau
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
Address
Herzel Street 2
Rehovot