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Photonics (PH)

Anello Photonics’s silicon photonic optical gyroscope.

Technology topic

Photonics (PH)

The Photonics topic addresses the research and development of new materials, devices, components, and systems that have the potential for revolutionary change in the optics and photonics industries. Photonic technologies can include anything generally operating in or using photons in the electromagnetic spectrum, from gamma rays down to long radio waves. Examples include lasers, various light emitting diode technologies (LED, OLED, QLED), radiation detectors, photonic integrated circuits, optical systems and novel communications technologies.


PH1. Advanced Metrology and Sensors
PH2. Advanced Optical Components and Systems
PH3. Communications, Information, and Data Storage
PH4. Lighting and Displays
PH5. Photonic Devices
PH6. Photonic Energy Conversion
PH7. Photonic Materials
PH8. Photonic Metamaterials and Plasmonics
PH9. Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics
PH10. Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits
PH11. Other Photonics Technologies

Program director

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Samir Iqbal