Project

Nano-assembly of photonic components

Acronym
NanoGlue
Code
F2021/IOF-Equip/036
Duration
01 April 2021 → 31 December 2022
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Lasers and quantum electronics
    • Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
    • Optical physics not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and technology
    • Nanofabrication, growth and self assembly
    • Nanophotonics
Keywords
Photonics nano-assembly chips microlenses glass fibers micro-LEDs
 
Project description

The objective of the project is to develop a new competence at UGent with respect to the co-assembly of photonic components with 10-100 nanometer-level alignment precision. This capability is of strategic importance to bridge between device-oriented research and system-oriented research and to build system prototypes for innovative applications. We aim to advance the state of the art of photonic nano-assembly through proof-of-concept demonstration of novel ways of building cost-effective systems, enabled by the investment in a commercial tool for nano-assembly.