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The photonics platform is France's largest R&D center for the development, characterization and simulation of optoelectronic systems and components. Its activities range from system and component design through component fabrication, integration into systems and packaging. It implements III–V and II–VI semiconductor technologies.
CEA-Leti's photonic platform is developing next-generation optical components and systems for telecommunications, cybersecurity, health, and augmented reality. It relies on unique equipment in Europe and includes 300 researchers.
With a portfolio of 700 patents, the platform is at the forefront of European optical and photonic innovation. It covers every aspect of their development: device design, semiconductor technologies, component manufacturing, system integration, packaging, and small series for sampling.
Researchers are in charge of developing manufacturing processes for every optical material (III-V, II-VI, silicon, etc.), with wafer sizes ranging from 2 inches to 300 mm. The platform adjoins industrial facilities where manufacturing processes are validated, supporting the transfer of innovative and competitive solutions to the industry.
Imagers (visible light, infrared, THz)
Silicon photonic components for Communication and Computing
Displays and optical systems
Miniaturized optical sensors
10,000 m² not including clean rooms
300 engineers and technicians
700 patents in our portfolio
50 M€ of cumulated investments
15 common laboratories
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.