ARCNL involved in large ‘Perspectief’ program on light conduction
The OPTIC consortium ‘Optical coherence; optimal delivery and positioning’ with amongst others ARCNL and VU Amsterdam group leaders Lyuba Amitonova and Arie den Boef has been awarded an NWO Perspectief grant of 4.6 million euros. The consortium is managed by Willem Vos of the University of Twente. The other academic partners are TU Delft, Eindhoven University of Technology, VU Amsterdam and the companies Addoptics, Anteryon, ASML, Demcon, JMO, Lumileds, Signify and TNO.
The NWO Perspectief Program awarded a total of nine consortia of researchers, companies, governmental bodies, and societal organizations with 40 million euros to be spend on research on innovative technology.
The newest generation of optical sensors and light sources must be able to conduct many colors of light from source to destination. The OPTIC program develops innovative optical components, such as lenses and mirrors of an arbitrary shape, as well as new methods for modifying the shape of light waves. This technology allows the researchers and collaborating companies to increase the energy efficiency of semiconductor chips (by improving their fabrication accuracy), to increase the light yield of white LED lamps, and to develop highly sensitive satellite sensors that, for example, can help agricultural and other companies to determine nitrogen emissions with higher precision.
Perspectief is a program of the Dutch Research Council (NWO), financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). The Perspectief program encourages researchers to form consortia with companies, governmental bodies and societal organizations. Together, they develop technological innovations that have a high impact on society and that help create economic opportunities for the Netherlands. The research programs are aimed at addressing major societal challenges and the Key Enabling Technologies, thereby contributing to the Mission-Driven Top Sectors and Innovation Policy of the Ministry of EZK.
Read the press release of NWO