PREIN Flagship kick-off event organized at the Optics and Photonics days in May 2019

The Photonics Research and Innovation Flagship, PREIN project, will organize an official kick-off event in connection with the Optics and Photonics Days at Aalto University.

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The Optics and Photonics days are designed for matchmaking and networking of academy researchers and companies representatives for finding common interests, partners for collaboration, and investment opportunities. This makes it an ideal venue to present the Photonics Flagship to external stakeholders and connect with internal partners. The official kick-off of the PREIN Flagship project will be on May 27th2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All the work packages are presented in separate sessions, of which participants can choose the one, which interests them most.

WP1 Light Field Control presents novel fundamental concepts for generating light fields and manipulating their properties. This WP provides new approaches for controlling key properties of optical fields including polarization, coherence, temporal and spectral profile spectrum, as well as spatial localization.

WP2 Materials and Structures focuses on the development of new materials and structures for the emergence or improvement of photonics technologies.

WP2 studies properties of new materials and structures, and their integrated architectures. These include the development of optoelectronic alloys, emerging 2D materials, light-sensitive materials, plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials for the near and mid-infrared, epsilon-near-zero nanostructures and nanomaterials with spatially extended modes, as well as their integration into photonics-compatible platforms.

This WP links the fundamental research performed in WP1 to the light sources and devices developed in WP3–WP4.

WP3 Light Sources, which focuses on lasers, central to photonic technologies ranging from medical treatments and biological imaging to communications and remote sensing. This WP develops lasers with unique properties and lasers tailored for specific applications ranging from mid-infrared superluminescent diodes and supercontinuum sources to visible and near-infrared high-power semiconductor lasers.

WP4 Applied Research interacts strongly with all the other WPs, taking input from fundamental research (WP1-WP3) and giving output to further technology development. Examples of the technologies we develop include (but are not limited to) portable and disposable sensors for early diagnostics, smart photovoltaic modules for eco-efficient energy production, or LIDAR technologies for environmental and industrial monitoring.

The WP will also explore novel concepts and components for ICT, augmented and virtual realities, or quantum technologies.

WP5 Tech Transfer is aimed to develop and transfer interfaces from the research-oriented WP’s to industry. WP1-WP4 results will be carefully evaluated for moving them towards the commercialization funnel and transferring the most promising technological solutions to existing companies or startups.

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Learn more about Optics and Photonics days 2019

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