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Periodic Report - PNPCS (Purely nonlinear photonic crystals)

Project ID: 234798
Funded under: FP7-PEOPLE


Photonic crystals are materials patterned with periodic dielectric structures. Since they were first proposed, in 1987, they have grown into a burgeoning research field with a rich spectrum of applications. Recent research in the field has been rapidly expanding to include nonlinear effects.

The project explored a brand new approach to photonic crystals, namely purely nonlinear photonic crystals (PNPCs), based on structured optical nonlinearities. Its main objective was to develop an integrated nonlinear nano-photonic platform on ferroelectrics of the lithium niobate crystal family and achieve with it a few basic device demonstrators. The ultimate research aim encompasses photonic devices with applications to telecom and quantum optics and potentially also biology and sensing.

Their report includes images of twin-beams and wavelengths.

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