HOT - Hybrid Optomechanical Technologies

The hybrid optomechanical technologies (HOT) consortium will lay the foundation for a new generation of devices, which connect, or indeed contain, several platforms at the nanoscale in a single “hybrid” system. As hybrid interfaces they will allow to harness the unique advantages of each subsystem within a nano-scale footprint, while as integrated hybrid devices they will enable entirely novel functionalities. A particular focus will be on nano-optomechanical devices that comprise electrical, microwave or optical systems with micro- and nano-mechanical systems. Research in the past decade, in particular by European groups, has shown the significant technological potential that such nano-optomechanical systems can offer, in particular by establishing a new way in which optical, radio-frequency and microwave signals can be interfaced. The present consortium includes leading academic groups and industrial partners to explore the potential of these hybrid-nano-optomechanical systems. It will explore hybrid opto- and electro-mechanical devices operating at the physical limit for conversion, synthesis, processing, sensing and measurement of EM fields, comprising radio, microwave frequencies to the terahertz domain. These spectral domains open realistic applications in the existing application domains of medical (e.g. MRI imaging), security (e.g. Radar and THz monitoring), positioning, timing and navigations (Oscillators) and for future quantum technology. The research aims at specific technological application, with realistic operating conditions and seeks to develop actual system demonstrators. In addition, it will explore how these hybrid transducers can be fabricated within standard CMOS processing, and thereby be made compatible with current manufacturing methods. The HOT devices will thereby impact today’s technology and likewise address potential future need for the manipulation of quantum signals.

Coordinator: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE Switzerland

Start Date: 2017-01-01 /End Date: 2020-12-31

Info at Cordis: http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/206201_en.html

 

Acronimo: 
HOT
Soggetto finaziatore: 
Unione Europea
Programma di Finanziamento e bando: 
FETPROACT-2016
Numero del progetto/Contratto: 
732894
Responsabile Scientifico: 
Prof. David Vitali
Scuola / Struttura: 
ruolo Unicam: 
Partner
Partner: 
Nome: 
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Stato: 
Denmark
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Stato: 
Switzerland
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Stato: 
Netherlands
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITA TA MALTA
Stato: 
Malta
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO
Stato: 
Finland
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITAT KONSTANZ
Stato: 
Germany
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Stato: 
Belgium
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Stato: 
France
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
THALES SA
Stato: 
France
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Stato: 
Netherlands
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
Institute of Science and Technology
Stato: 
Austria
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED
Stato: 
United Kingdom
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Stato: 
Italy
Ruolo: 
Partner
Nome: 
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Stato: 
Germany
Ruolo: 
Partner
Tipo di finaziamento: 
Horizon 2020