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Optics and Photonics 2020 scientific report

Published on 12 July 2021

Within CEA Tech and CEA-Leti, activities of the Optics and Photonics division cover most of the largest industrial markets for photonics:

  • All-wavelength imaging (Gamma and X rays, visible, infrared, THz)
  • Optical data communications
  • Optical environmental and 3D sensors
  • Information displays

The R&D projects are carried out with both industrial and academic partners. The industrial partners of the Optics and Photonics division range from local SMEs to overseas and global companies.

Our developments merge fundamental physical aspects with advanced technological developments, they interweave nano-sciences, optics, micro-electronics, advanced nano-fabrication, integration and packaging, while taking into account system requirements.

Optics and Photonics division employs 345 persons overall, 235 permanent R&D engineers and technicians, 43 CEA experts and 45 PhD students and post docs.  74 patents filed in 2020 and 700 patents in portfolio

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