IMB-CNM, the Microelectronics Institute of Barcelona belongs to the Spanish National Research Council: CSIC. The institute has a cleanroom facility: a 1500m2 class 100/10.000 devoted to micro- and nanotechnologies with a high level of process flexibility. Within the area of photonics our center has established a useful integrated technology based on silicon and silicon based-dielectrics to obtain: optical components, electro-optical devices and hybrid elements. Moreover, hybrid systems for biosensing applications: photonic lab on a chip both using organic-inorganic polymers and elastomers were developed for both the domestic and industrial sectors, such as health and environment. www.imb-cnm.csic.es
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LIPHOS: Living Photonics: Monitoring light propagation through cells
HIP-LAB: High-throughput integrated photonic lab-on-a-DVD platforms. ERC Starting Grant
P. CEZZANE: Development of an implantable bio-sensor for continuous care and monitoring of diabetic patients
PLACYD: Directed Self Assembly (DSA) Lithography
IMT is a foundry, development and out-sourcing partner for customized microstructures on and in glass such as micro-channels, wave-guides with gratings, flow-cells, microwells, sub-µm dots in gold and other materials, diffractive gratings, reticles, gratings and resolution targets. Our core competences: Microstructures in the sub-µm range, Coatings: metallic and optical and anti-reflection coatings, Structuring of coatings, Etching, Conductive microstructures, Photo-structurable protective coatings, Photomask: Master making. We employ a staff of 80 experts in the fields of optics, physics, microlithography, process development and quality assurance. Our production facility comprises 1300 m2 clean-rooms including an automated line for processing 8” glass wafers. www.imtag.ch
INNOLUME is the world-leading supplier of quantum dots based optoelectronic devices. The company’s industry-proven product range covers diode lasers, LEDs, Gain Chips and SOAs in the quantum dot specific wavelength range around 1064nm-1320nm for numerous applications in the communications: e.g. Raman Amplification, medical: e.g. physio-therapy and instrumentation: e.g. confocal microscopes/frequency doubling. Additionally the company offers a revolutionary Comb-Laser, a single-laser WDM source in the O-band region for use in hi-speed datacom applications. www.innolume.com Funded Research Projects Experience .
SEQUOIA: Energy efficient Silicon transmittEr using heterogeneous integration of III-V QUantum dOt and quantum dash materIAls
Founded in 1920, Institut d’Optique Graduate School is a Grande École of Engineering located on two campuses in Palaiseau and Saint-Etienne. Its international reputation is built on the quality of the education it offers, the major scientific contributions of its research centre, and its close ties with industry. Laboratoire Charles Fabry is a state-of-the-art laboratory at Institut d’Optique Graduate School. Renowned the world over, it provides hands-on training in upstream and downstream research in all fields of optics, from the most basic: quantum optics to the most applied: specific optical components. www.institutoptique.fr
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GoPhoton!, a Pan European outreach project that aims to promote and raise awareness about the ubiquity and industrial and societal importance of the technologies enabled by Photonics.
INTEC, the Information Technology department of the University of Ghent in Belgium, provides high quality education from ungraduate to postgraduate level based on the excellence of our research. In the physical layer we have a strong focus on nanophotonic components and more particularly silicon photonics. In the domain of circuits and systems we have a strong tradition in electromagnetism, acoustics and subsystems for broadband optical access. In the area of networks and distributed software, the main subjects are multimedia network architectures and protocols, wireless communications and service delivery architectures. www.intec.ugent.be Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was established in In October 2009 by a merger of Universität Karlsruhe (TH, founded in 1825) and Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (founded in 1956). The KIT pursues both the mission of a university with teaching and research tasks and the mission of a national research center of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. With about 9400 employees, including 6000 staff members in the science and education sector, and 24,500 students, KIT is one of the biggest research and education institutions in Europe. KIT is involved in various international projects, e. g of the EU and other international partners. www.kit.edu
The International LaserCentre is an interdisciplinary research organization formed to foster collaborative research in the areas of progressive methods and technologies of photonics; and their application in industry and health care. The Centre was created by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic in January 1997. The Centre provides a cross- and inter-disciplinary research infrastructure for the high-level interdisciplinary research and development in all fields of laser-based and photonic technologies in cooperation with Slovak universities, academic institutions and industry. We implement this mission by fostering scientific, engineering and biomedical talents. www.ilc.sk Funded Research Projects Experience .
COST MP0702: Towards Functional Sub-Wavelength Photonic Structures
Laserlab Europe II: Integrated Initiative of European Laser Infrastructures
IQE uses advanced crystal growth technology: epitaxy to manufacture and supply bespoke semiconductor wafers: 'epi-wafers' to the major chip manufacturing companies, who then use these wafers to make the chips which form the key components of virtually all high technology systems. IQE is unique in being able to supply wafers using all of the leading crystal growth technology platforms. IQE's products are found in consumer, communication, computing and industrial applications, including a complete range of wafer products for the wireless industry, such as mobile handsets and wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, base stations, GPS, and satellite communications, optical communications, optical storage: CD, DVD, laser optical mouse, laser printers & photocopiers, thermal imagers, leading-edge medical products, barcode, high efficiency LEDs and a variety of advanced silicon based systems. www.iqep.com
IREC, the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research, was created to contribute to the objective of creating a more sustainable future for energy usage and consumption. The Lighting Group’s research lines includes: 1 Innovative materials and concepts - new advanced nanomaterials: nanostructures, OLEDs, etc.: 2 Intelligent lighting - applications ranging from devices: LED, sensors, processors, etc. to holistic solutions: net-zero buildings and communities and public lighting systems: 3 Photometry, colour and human response - proper measurement of light, optic design, colour, texture: 4 Thermal management. www.irec.cat
IXFIBER is an independent supplier of specialty optical fibers and optical components for telecommunication, defense, sensor and industrial markets. Specialty fibers include active fibers, passive fibers, gyroscope PM fibers, fiber optic coils, and photosensitive fibers. Components include FBG laser mirrors, gain flattening filters, FBG for sensors and filters, FBG sensor array. For Specialty fibers, our equipments include MCVD lathes - Vertical sleeving lathes - -Preform refractive index measurement -Glass shop for grinding, drilling, assembling, polishing, HF etching -Draw towers fitted with a wide variety of coatings - Full characterization lab: geometry, RNF, spectral measurement, OTDR, PMD, MFD, efficiency, PD,PER - Qualification Lab, Screen test, mechanical, Environmental testing. www.ixfiber.com
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CHARMING aims at developing compact and fully fibred visible lasers for fluorescence spectroscopy and high resolution confocal microscopy systems
JePPIX is a broker that assists organizations around the globe to get access to advanced fabrication processes for Photonic Integrated Circuits. JePPIX aims at low-cost development of Photonic ICs and rapid prototyping via Multi-Project Wafer runs. JePPIX closely collaborates with Europe’s key players in the field of photonic integration, including manufacturing and packaging partners, photonic CAD software partners, R&D labs and photonic IC design houses. With JePPIX you can get access to the Indium Phosphide: InP-based monolithic integration platforms of Oclaro, Fraunhofer HHI and SMART Photonics and the low-loss dielectric TriPleX waveguide technology of LioniX. www.jeppix.eu
KEOPSYS manufactures fiber amplifiers and laser products for a large variety of applications such as telecommunications, remote and in-situ sensing, scientific/research, and industrial and military. Applications include Lidar (3D laser scanning, Telemetry / Range-finding, Wind sensing), Telecom (FTTx / CATV, DWDM, Distributed Raman Amplification, Free Space Communication), Medical (Aesthetic Surgery, Medical helium Pumping), Scientific (Laser cooling, Spectroscopy, Non linear studies), Environmental monitoring, and Defense. www.keopsys.com
Konica Minolta has defined a group-wide technological strategy with core technologies in four business areas - materials, optics, nano-fabrication, and imaging. Konica Minolta is promoting creation of new value by upgrading these core technologies, and further combining and integrating them. Specifically, KM is developing organic light emitting diodes: OLEDs lighting manufactured by coating process, on the basis of its state-of-the-art organic materials synthesis technology, optical design technology, and film-making and coating technologies, which have been nurtured over the years of experience in photosensitive materials, lenses, and films manufacturing. Konica Minolta currently is investigating various areas of participation in the European Research Community - key areas of interest include bio-photonics, medical research: imaging & visualization and 3D technologies. www.konicaminolta.com
KTN is a single outward looking face for, and point of access to, the Electronics, Sensors and Photonics community of industries, academia and entrepreneurs. It is a robust, recognised, independent and influential voice of the community into Central Government & Devolved Administrations, Technology Strategy Board, Research Councils, RDAs: and whatever other organisations are usefully engaged. It is also an organisation that recognises the imperative of responding to current societal and economic challenges but with the ability to promote Technology Inspired Innovation as a vital part of its portfolio. https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/espktn
Laser World of Photonics is the most important marketplace and the most constructive think tank for the global laser and photonics industry. It features more than 1,000 exhibitors from more than 37 countries and gives you a complete overview of all the latest trends and applications. And above all, new impetus and solutions that can help you to increase your business success thanks to the innovative strength, performance and efficiency of optical technologies – whether you are an expert or a new user. www.world-of-photonics.net
LayTec is a major provider of in-situ and in-line optical metrology for thin-film processes. These metrology tools are used in a broad range of thin-film applications such as LED & LASER production, thin-film photovoltaics, oxide and organic deposition as well as other large area deposition processes. LayTec’s integrated metrology provides access to all key thin-film parameters in real-time – either in-situ, during the deposition process, or in-line. The implementation of LayTec metrology systems in production processes significantly shortens development cycles and enables an efficient quality control that helps to considerably reduce production and development costs. www.laytec.de
Lea Photonics was in October 2014 after the acquisition of a French high tech company specialized in telecommunication and industrial products. This represents a 20 years heritage of strong competencies in fiber technologies as well as a large range of fiber based products. The company is headquartered in Lannion, France. State of the art fiber amplifiers for telecommunication and FTTH are offered as well as unique industrial solutions using high power laser light. Medical and cosmetic applications are also addressed with a dedicated range of fiber lasers. www.lea-photonics.com
LioniX is a provider in development and small to high volume production of innovative products based on micro/nano system technology: MNT and MEMS. Our core technologies are integrated optics and micro-fluidics. Our customers operate in telecom, industrial process control, life sciences and space markets and include OEM's, multinationals, VC start-up companies as well as research institutions from around the world. LioniX offers design to manufacturing and horizontal integration by partnering with MEMS/MST foundries and suppliers of complementary technologies, such as in: food biotech/genomics, chemistry/pharmaceuticals and water technology. The combination of micro-fluidics and integrated optics gives LioniX expertise in the emerging area of Lab-on-a-Chip. LioniX has its own clean-room facilities with equipment for the proprietary technology and dedicated test/analysis equipment for integrated optics and micro-fluidic devices. www.lionixbv.nl
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BOOM: In this project the TriPleX technology: in particular ringresonators were developed for a telecom application.
PYTHIA: In this project the waveguide technology was combined with lightsources and detectors on silicon for sensing applications.
FOODSNIFFER: continues on the development of PYTHIA by further optimizing the waveguide technology and the sensing platform.
In LIPHOS the TriPleX technology was used for the development of completely innovative biophotonic diagnosis tools.
SANDRA focused on the development of phased array antennas with photonic beamforming based on the TriPleX technology.
In BIOMONAR the optofluidic technology is used to develop a suite of dynamic nanoarray biosensors for monitoring of environmental pollutants and pathogens.
PHASTFlex: Photonic Hybrid Assembly Through Flexible Waveguides
Lithuanian Laser Association (LiLA) strives to consolidate the efforts of its member companies, institutions and the Lithuanian laser community overall in retaining and persistently strengthening the leading positions the laser and closely related fields, counting both science and commercial developments, have conquered not without a kind of historical fortune. It focuses on creating synergies through shared excellence, complementary technical expertise, as well as certain refined lobbying to secure constant attention and strategic support from government and other deciding authorities. The companies under LiLA umbrella ensure their customers and partners the highest quality R&D in laser technologies, and supply various components and devices ranging from micro-lasers to utmostly sophisticated equipment for Extreme Light Infrastructure facilities. Laser companies possess a full spectrum of skills and know-how necessary for the design and manufacturing of optical coatings, optical and opto-mechanical components, fine mechanics, short and ultrashort pulse lasers, laser technology equipment & work stations, and a number of other products and services.www.ltoptics.org/index.php?page=en-about-association
Luger Research, Institute for Innovation & Technology, is the leading worldwide authority for LED and OLED lighting technology information. The company authors the LED professional publications: magazine, homepage, newsletter and hosts the LED professional Symposium +Expo in addition to offering research and innovation methodology support. The LED professional publications are the first publications in the fields of LED and OLED lighting technologies to provide the international lighting industry and research with up-to-date information on technological developments in Solid State Lighting. The LpS, an annual congress fair held in Bregenz, Austria, has become the leading LED and OLED technological focal point in Europe. This is where international lighting experts present and discuss the latest research, technologies, products, services and trends. www.lugerresearch.com
Luceda Photonics wants photonic IC engineers to enjoy the same first-time-right design experience as electronic IC designers. Its tools and services are rooted in over 50 years of experience in photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design. The team’s expertise in the development of process design kits (PDK) and the design and validation of photonic integrated circuits is used by several research institutes and industrial R&D teams worldwide. Luceda Photonics produces IPKISS, a complete design framework for photonic integrated circuits that takes you through component design and simulation, circuit definition and layout, all the way to tape-out and testing. It includes a state of the art component library with specialized components, adaptable to all technologies and builds on years of design experience. The company started as spin-off from imec, the photonics group of the UGent and the VUB. www.lucedaphotonics.com
Lumics, founded in 2000 and based in Berlin/Germany, is a key player for design, manufacturing and distribution of single-mode and multi-mode diode lasers from 750nm to 1940nm, covering the complete portfolio from chip level up to fiber-coupled diode laser modules and turn-key laser systems based on Lumics‘ patented state-of-the-art single emitter technology. The LuOcean MM modules are an ideal solution offering compellingly high power with very small form factors, widest choice of accessories, and scalable output powers from 6W up to 650W. All products are offered with additional features allowing for perfect adaptation to the most innovative applications in Medical & Life Sciences, Material Processing, Analytics & Sensing, Metrology, Telecommunication, Seeding, Pumping, Security, Illumination, and many more. www.lumics.com
LUXeXceL is the only company in the world able to print optics in 3D without post processing. The patented 3D printing process is a unique digital technology especially developed to make functional optics, both in small and large quantities. The “one-step-CAD-to-Optic” process enables the manufacturing of directly smooth printed optical components and a fundamental innovation to the optics market. Digitalization of optics offers new digital design options. LUXeXceL is at the centre of an eco-system developing equipment, materials, software and process. www.luxexcel.com