External Organisations

  • Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum, Belgium
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany
  • University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
  • University of Twente, Netherlands
  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes, France
  • CoreOptics GmbH, Germany
  • Gesellschaft für angewandte Mikro- und Optoelektronik, Germany
  • University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Germany
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technicsche Hochschule Aachen, Germany
  • CEA, France
  • Raith GmbH, Germany
  • Leica Microsystems Lithography Ltd., Netherlands
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics Av Cr, Czech Republic
  • Oclaro Technology Inc., United Kingdom
  • Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • ThreeFivePhotonics, Netherlands
  • Thales, France
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. , Germany
  • Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

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The leading thread of this NoE is photonic integration. The integration of complex or high performance photonic functions will become the key enabler for a cost-effective and ubiquitous deployment of photonics in a wide range of applications, including ICT, sensors and biomedical applications.

The technologies needed for photonic integrated components and circuits are characterised by high investment and exploitation cost. This calls for more integration of research at an international level.

Therefore the mission of the ePIXnet is three-fold. The first objective is to stimulate the restructuring of the photonic integration research community from a model of independent or collaborative research towards a model of integrated research. The second is to stimulate training activities as well as integration of educational programs. The third objective is to stimulate new opportunities for photonic integration in a wide range of application domains.

The NoE will contribute to the strategic objective: Optical, opto-electronic, photonic functional components and will focus on five major themes: photonic integration technology, nanophotonics, advanced semiconductor materials, ultrafast light sources and ultrafast signal processing. The network brings together most of Europe's strongest academic and industrial actors and will contribute to the quality of education and research by stimulating long lasting partnerships and by providing access to unique facilities and knowledge in the field. To this end the steering committee has selected 5 specific Facility Access Activities and 9 specific Joint Research Activities on the basis of their potential for research integration. The network will also develop an active program of exchange of researchers, of institutional collaboration agreements, web-based information exchange and dissemination etc.

Furthermore the network will have an open policy to include affiliate partners - in particular industrial affiliate partners.
Effective start/end date01/09/200431/08/2008
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