Photonics – the technology of light – underpins daily life from smartphones to the internet and medical instruments to laser technology. It is an essential building block for the digital transformation of industry and society and for a green and healthy future in Europe.
R&D activities fostering:
-Light-based solutions to let the communication network sense while transporting data
-Light-based solutions to bring internet everywhere, with the most relevant access technologies
-Sensors/probes to monitor the quality of the communication network and of photonic signals transported in the communication network
-Methods to use the network as large-scale distributed sensor
-Development of foundational optical technologies, systems and networks that provide the future access infrastructure