MINOS - Micro-and Nano-Optomechanical Systems for ICT and QIPC

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/87672_en.html

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.

Coordinator: UNIVERSITAT WIEN Austria

Start Date: 2008-10-01 / End Date: 2011-12-31

 

Acronimo: 
MINOS
Soggetto finaziatore: 
Unione Europea
Programma di Finanziamento e bando: 
FP7-ICT-2007-C
Numero del progetto/Contratto: 
214895
Responsabile Scientifico: 
Prof. David Vitali
Scuola / Struttura: 
ruolo Unicam: 
Partner
Partner: 
Nome: 
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Stato: 
Austria
Nome: 
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Stato: 
Germany
Nome: 
UNIVERSITAET POTSDAM
Stato: 
Germany
Nome: 
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Stato: 
France
Nome: 
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Stato: 
Netherlands
Nome: 
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS
Stato: 
France
Nome: 
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE
Stato: 
France
Tipo di finaziamento: 
VII Programma Quadro