National Centres of Excellence
The Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics is recognized at national level, and
funded between 2001 and 2004, as a Centre of Excellence in Micro and Nano - Photonics.
Mission: Research and development activities in the field of micro/nano-photonics and optical MEMS focused on the development of micro/ nano structures based on new materials and processes and photonic integrated circuits based on heterogeneous integration technology; development of materials, technologies and components for optical MEMS.
Main areas of expertise:
- modelling and simulation of micro and nano
photonic structures ;
- new materials for micro/nano opto-electro-mechanical systems integration (e.g. compound semiconductors, functional polymer, hybrid organic-
inorganic nano-compozites and glasses), and related
fabrication processes (including mixed technologies);
- passive and active micro-nano-photonic structures
for integrating in MOEMS for bio-medical and environment applications.
- hybrid or monolithic integrated photonic circuits and
optical-MEMS (including heterogeneous platforms) for
optical communications, interconnects and optical
- Optical and electrical characterization of materials
and optoelectronic and photonic components.
- Partener in international networks: ASSEMIC -
Advanced Handling and Assembly in Microtechnology
(2004-2008), EC FP6 - Marie Curie Research Training
Network; 4M - Multi-Material Micro Manufacture:
Technologies and Applications , NoE FP6 – priority 3,
- Bilateral co-operation with LAAS-CNRS Toulouse,
France, and with University of Athens- Department for
Optical Communications, Athens, Greece
- European Projects: Waferbonding and Active
Passive Integration Technology and Implementation in
Photonics (WAPITI), STREP- FP6, Priority 2 (IST),
Thematic area:- Optical, opto-electronic, photonic
Research team has multidisciplinary expertise and
is composed of 5 senior researchers (4 with PhD in
optoelectronics, materials for optoelectronics,
microsytems, physics, chemistry), 2 PhD students
(with background both in physics and photonics), 1
master student and an early stage researcher from
Moldavia and 1 experience researcher from Bulgaria
(trained in the frame of ASSEMIC network).
Modelling and simulation: Finite-Difference Time-
Domain (FDTD) simulation and design software Opti
FDTD 6.0, waweguide optics design software OptiBPM
8.1, software for design and modelling of of active
devices based on semiconductor heterostructures
(Opti-HS); integrated and fiber optical gratings design
software (OptiGrating); software for active device
simulation (including transport, thermal and optical
properties) - LaserMod.
Characterization: spectrophotometers for UV-VISNIR
and IR spectral range; spectroscopic ellipsometer
for materials characterization; experimental set-up for
characterisation in UV-VIS-IR spectral range of
optoelectronic and photonic components, circuits.
New: Research and High Resolution Raman
Spectrometers LabRAM HR. High resolution confocal
Raman microscope, offers unique spectral resolution
and sensitivity on a bench-top microscope system.
Applications: microscopy and analysis into
nano-materials, polymers .
"Nanoelectronics and Micro- and Nano- Systems Technologies (MNST) for European knowledge-based economy"
Kraków, 6-7 September 2007 [...details]