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Army Science Planning Strategy Meeting on Integrated Nanophotonics

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[Technical Report, Special Report]

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US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Army Research Laboratory

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The Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting on integrated nanophotonics was held 46 November 2020 online through Microsoft Teams software. There were approximately 50 attendees, including 15 US ArmyDepartment of Defense scientists and engineers and 35 academic researchers. Nanophotonics refers to the study of light and its interaction with matter on the nanometer scale, and photonic integrated circuits PICs are devices that route and manipulate light in a way analogous to electronic circuits. PICs have demonstrated utility in specific applications such as signal routing in optical communications. However, more complex all-optical capabilities require bulk optics that suffer from large size, weight, power, and cost as necessary nanophotonic components either do not exist or cannot be integrated readily. The purpose of this meeting was to identify investment opportunities in integrated nanophotonic basic and applied research to enable game-changing technologies both in the classical and quantum regimes. This report details the content of that meeting and subsequent findings of import to the Army research community. This report includes a discussion of the presentations and panels that met in various sessions, followed by some discussion of the field, including findings for future investment.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

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[A, Approved For Public Release]