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Strategic International Collaborative Research Program (SICORP)
Projects Selected for Funding (2014)

“Photonic Manufacturing”

Title Researcher
Research Abstract
1 FEmtosecond laser Advanced manufacturing for Ship-In-a-Bottle Lab-on-chips Enrichment (FEASIBLE) Koji Sugioka
RIKEN-SIOM Joint Research Unit, Unit Leader (Japan)
The aim of this research is to develop ship-in-a-bottle photonic integration technique that allows us to highly functionalize biochips including micro total analysis system (μ-TAS) and lab on a chip (LOC). Specifically, the Japan side will develop the technique to fabricate multilayered biochips integrated with optical and fluid control microcomponents in photosensitive glass. The Italian team will develop the technique to fabricate highly functional biochips based on fused silica, enabling label free sensing of bio molecules. The Hungarian team will introduce the beam manipulation technique using a spatial light modulator into femtosecond laser manufacturing system to enhance the process efficiency and fabrication resolution. Through collaborative and complementary research between EU and Japan, this research is expected to establish novel photonic manufacturing technology that realizes highly functional biochips.
Rebeca Martínez Vázquez
National Research Council Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR)
Staff Researcher (Italy)
Lóránd Kelemen
Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Biophysics, Research Associate (Hungary)
2 Femtosecond laser microfabrication of diamond photonic circuits for quantum information(DiamondFab) Kiyotaka Miura
Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Professor (Japan)
The objective of this project is to develop a micro-fabrication technique to form optical waveguides in diamond using a femtosecond (fs) laser and a spatial light modulator. Optical waveguides must be fabricated inside a diamond to realize quantum communication, because diamond has color centers that can be used as single-photon sources, which are indispensable for quantum communication. In this project, the Japanese team will investigate the mechanism of laser-induced optical waveguide formation in diamond by time-resolved observation of the dynamics, the Italian team will develop the fs laser writing method to inscribe optical waveguides in diamond, and, the Turkish team will evaluate the function of optical waveguides written in diamond. Collaboration of research teams from Japan, Italy and Turkey, which have their original techniques necessary for promotion of the project, will open the way to realize optical circuits of diamond.
Roberta Ramponi
National Research Council Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies (IFN-CNR)
Director (Italy)
Ali Serpengüzel
Koç University, Microphotonics Research Laboratory, Director(Turkey)
3 Plasmon-enhanced Tera-Hertz emission by Femtosecond laser pulses of nanostructured semiconductor/metal surfaces (FemtoTera) Kazuaki Sakoda
National Institute of Materials Science, Photonic Materials Unit, Unit Director (Japan)
This research project aims at developing an efficient method for terahertz emission by utilizing composite nanostructures of semiconductors and metals. To be concrete, the Japan team is in charge of the electromagnetic-field analysis of the plasmonic resonance of metal nanoparticles, spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures, and evaluation of nonlinear optical phenomena. The Italy team takes charge of the development of the fabrication technology for the composite nanostructures, the theoretical analysis of their electronic states, generation of ultrashort laser pulses, and ultrafast spectroscopy by using them. The Hungary team is in charge of the theoretical analysis of the growth process of the nanostructures. By the complementary cooperation among the Japanese and European project teams, we expect the development of innovative detection and imaging technologies in such fields as information and communications technology, biology and medical sciences, non-destructive detection, homeland security, and quality control of food and agricultural products.
Stefano Sanguinetti
University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Materials Science, Professor (Italy)
Akos Nemcsics
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, Senior Research Fellow (Hungary)
4 Functional Thin-Film Ferroelectric Materials for CMOS compatible Photonics (FF-Photon) Kazuo Shinozaki
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Professor (Japan)
In this interdisciplinary project, we will develop the manufacturing technologies of thin-film ferroelectric materials onto CMOS-compatible Si wafers and fabricate ultra-compact and ultra-energy-efficient novel photonic and plasmonic devices. Swiss, Japanese and Italian partners will work on the device design and fabrication, film integration and device characterization, respectively, with mutual collaborations. As an outcome of the project, we envision a deep and comprehensive understanding of the photo-responsive process of ferroelectric thin-films and a demonstration of the viability of the concept by means of a demonstration of new devices.
Juerg Leuthold
ETH Zurich Institute of Electromagnetic Fields (IEF), Head of Institute (Switzerland)
Mario Martinelli
Polytechnic University of Milan, Department of Electronics, Information and BioEngineering (DEIB), POLICOM Lab Director (Italy)

*The underlined researcher is the Project Leader

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