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Micro- and Nano-Optomechanical Systems for ICT and QIPC

Micro- and Nano-Optomechanical Systems for ICT and QIPC

Objective

Micro- and Nanomechanical systems have the potential to revolutionize Information Science Technologies (IST) by bringing back mechanics as an essential component to information processing with completely new versatility. Already now, these systems are about to provide a broad range of novel applications with impact in a variety of fields such as life sciences, optical sciences, materials science and, eventually, quantum information science. European research has to play a central role in this exciting development. This STREP will provide future key technologies to achieve this goal.
Downsizing mechanics to micro- and nanomechanical systems allows entering a novel regime in which the mechanical properties can directly be manipulated by light and vice versa. These optomechanical effects open up a completely new field of controllable light-matter interaction on the micro- and nanoscale. At present, Europe is among the key players in this young and emerging field of micro- and nano-optomechanical systems (MOMS/NOMS). The proposed STREP collects Europe's leading scientists in the field to foster European competitiveness and to constitute clear lead competences. One main objective of the research initiative will be the development of new knowledge, methods and applications that can establish MOMS/NOMS as a future key technology for nanoscience. The prospects are clear: since both photonics and nanoscience will certainly play a vital role in future ICT, a combination of these technologies has the potential to create synergies of unpredictable impact.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Address

Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 219 921

Administrative Contact

Markus Aspelmeyer (Prof.)

Participants (8)

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OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 190 350

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 353 000

UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 339 500

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 398 291

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAMERINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 370 800

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 395 550

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6

France

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 214895

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 523 463

  • EU contribution

    € 2 267 412

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria