Optical Functions for Information Technologies (FOTON*)
The FOTON laboratory conducts research in the area of photonics for Information Technology. It has an unusually wide variety of areas of research in the optics sector of the Telecommunications Industry : “from the atom to telecommunication systems”.
FOTON: UMR CNR 6082
This Joint Research Unit has two research teams:
- Photonic systems (ENSSAT Lannion, University of Rennes 1)
- Optoelectronics, Heteroepitaxy and Materials (INSA Rennes)
Recognised for its excellence in nanotechnologies, the OHM team concentrates its research on the growth, study and use of the optical and optoelectronic properties of structures with wells and quantum boxes to develop components (lasers, microcavities, saturable absorbers, optical amplifiers, etc).
Areas of research
Nanostructures for optical telecommunications
FOTON-INSA’s main area of research
Nanostructures for mid infrared
Diversification into the Medical, Defense and Environmental sectors
VHB components for optical interconnection and high-performance photovoltaic cells.
* In French
FOTON Laboratory director
Alain LE CORRE