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NSF encourages integrated photonics research by academics and small businesses


July 24, 2018

The NSF Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) and the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) continue to encourage innovative exploratory and translational research by academic researchers and small businesses in all aspects of integrated photonics that utilize the current silicon photonics capabilities resident in AIM Photonics.

AIM Photonics is an industry-led public-private-partnership that focuses the nation's premier capabilities and expertise to capture and mature critical manufacturing domestic capability for integrated photonics.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Research on Integrated Photonics Utilizing AIM Photonics Capabilities (NSF 18-095).

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