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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

On-chip photonics

VHB components for optical interconnection and high-performance photovoltaic cells.

* In French

FOTON Laboratory director

Pascal BESNARD

FOTON-INSA director

Alain LE CORRE