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NANOCAP” - Novel NANOstructured optical Components for CRBN detection and high performAnce oPto-microwave links
Objective: The objective of NANOCAP is to show that the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology is a suitable and appropriate solution to opto-Microwave filters in high performance (high rejection ratio, high Q) analog links as well as in chemical sensing applications.
Duration: 2010 - 2012
Funded by: European Defence Agency
Partners: DAS Photonics, Politecnico di Milano, SELEX SSI, Institute of Protein Biochemistry (Napoli), Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

The idea is to show the capabilities of a single nanotechnology platform for both applications via the development of a common device front-end building block for either tuneable optical filter for Microwave Photonics functionalities in EW systems or for optical sensors for Chemical Sensing. This platform will also be considered from the perspective of being compatible with mainstream CMOS electronic tools and processes.

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