LONDON The European Commission has opened two more calls for photonics components and systems R&D projects under the 7th research framework programme (FP7), for work to be undertaken between 2009 and 2010.
The first call is a general photonics call covering areas such as communication, lighting and light sources, biophotonics, imaging, and a section for integrated components for high power lasers, including fibre lasers and diode lasers. Euros 60 million has been allocated for project work, and the call closes on 1 April 2009.
The second call is more specific and covers organic photonics such as OLEDs as well as other disruptive photonic technologies such as metamaterials and plasmonics. For this, the EC has allocated 30 million and the call opens on 31 July 2009 and closes on 3 November 2009.
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