CE09 - Nanomatériaux et nanotechnologies pour les produits du futur

Carbon nanotubes for integrated nonlinear optics – CARBONIC

Submission summary

The baseline for the CARBONIC research project is to study, control and exploit the nonlinear optical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)for the development of innovative linear and nonlinear functionalities in subwavelength integrated silicon nitride (SiN) nanostructures. The original idea is to harness and combine the negative optical Kerr coefficient in CNTs, recently demonstrated by the consortium, and the unique flexibility offered by SiN nano-wavelength guide nano-structuring to shape the optical properties of guided modes, such as the effective non-linear coefficient and chromatic dispersion. While the core of the project is to well understand the origin of optical nonlinear properties of purified and selected CNTs, the CARBONIC project will also make key advances in hybrid photonics in SiN and will pave the way for the demonstration of outstanding results for many applications including optical communications, sensing and quantum technology.

Project coordination

Laurent VIVIEN (Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


C2N Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies
NIMBE Nanosciences et innovation pour les matériaux, la biomédecine et l'énergie
LP2N Laboratoire Photonique, Numérique, Nanosciences

Help of the ANR 554,290 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: February 2022 - 48 Months

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