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Monday, 21 November 2011

ICN hosts the TAILPHOX meeting in Barcelona

Between 17 and 18 November 2011, about 20 representatives of 8 research institutes gathered in Barcelona to discuss the progress made in the TAILPHOX project and plan future research actions through to April 2012, when the project will end.

The project aims to develop theoretical and numerical tools to deal simultaneously with light and sound, to fabricate and characterize silicon phoXonic structures and to apply this knowledge to three high-impact scenarios: Phonon-assisted room-temperature light emission from silicon; control of phonon speed (delay and storage) by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) in silicon photonic chips; and realization of highly sensitive dual (sensing of light- and sound-related properties) phoXonic sensors. TAILPHOX is an european small-scale focused research project funded under the ICT theme of the Seventh Framework Progamme. Coordinated by the Politechnic University of Valencia, it has eight partners in total, including CNRS-FEMTO, the Greek National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos, the French Institut d'Electrotechnique, Microelectrotechnique et Nanotechnologie (CNRS-IEMN) and the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN).


Phononic and Photonics Nanostructures Group (P2N)