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Photonic Devices and Components
Within the NEXPRESSO Project a pre-competitive photonic device means any pre-competitive component, material, device, circuit, module, and associated documentation. The provided device should be truly pre-commercial. It should not be an old component in a new application. It should not be available for sale anywhere in the world. On the other hand the component should be a functioning prototype that can be reproduced at least in small numbers.
Examples of prototype components could be, for instance:
- A material, like an epitaxial wafer, an optical element, a non-linear optical crystal;
- A component like a laser, a filter, a LED, a detector, a modulator, etc;
- A module with embedded photonic components.
- We will also consider prototypes in which commercially-available photonic components are being used to implement entire new kind of application.