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Photonics has evolved from a niche activity into a Key Enabling Technology and is now heralded as one of the most important industries of the future..

Published on 10 December 2020


Miniaturization, integration and energy efficiency are key drivers of modern photonics

Photonics has evolved from a niche activity into a Key Enabling Technology and is now heralded as one of the most important industries of the Optics and Photonics activities at CEA-i focus mainly on major industrial markets for these technologies including:
  • All-wavelength imaging (visible, infrared, THz)
  • Information displays
  • Solid-state lighting
  • Optical data communications
  • Optical environmental sensors
Similarly to microelectronics, the principal criteria driving CEA-Leti's photonic developments are miniaturization, integration and energy efficiency. Following its internal roadmaps, CEA-Leti develops photonic technologies, devices and systems addressing society's major challenges, more specifically innovative and secure society, resource efficiency and well-being. Our R&D projects merge fundamental research with advanced technological and industrial developments. We interrelate nanoscience with material sciences, optics, electronics and micro- & o-fabrication.
 



Highly sensitive thermal IR imaging

Fiber-packaged silicon photonics transceiver for optical communications

QCL-based photo-acoustic integrated multi-gas sensor

 




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